Basil Garlic Pasta with Meaty Sauce

Basil Garlic Pasta with Meaty Sauce


  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups semolina flour (can use all-purpose flour – will taste slightly different)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped basil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water, if needed


  • * In a small skillet, cook garlic in oil over low heat, stirring constantly for one minute.
  • * If using an electric mixer, put remaining ingredients into the mixer bowl, add the garlic and mix using the flat paddle for about a minute or two until the ingredients are combined. It should form a dry dough when you squeeze it together with your hands. If it doesn’t, add some water a teaspoon at a time, mixing and checking for the right consistency.
  • * If making by hand, pile the flour up on a counter or table and make a well in the top. Put the eggs, salt, garlic and basil into the well and stir to combine. When it comes together, begin kneading, again adding water only if needed to hold the dough together. The dough should be very dry.
  • * Allow the dough to rest for 15 minutes.
  • * Use pasta roller or pasta roller attachment to roll the pasta to the desired thickness and cut into whatever type of noodles you like. For this recipe, use the fettuccine cutter. I use a pie cutter and cut the noodles into 3-inch wide pieces for lasagna. You can make this into spaghetti or angel hair pasta if you like, or if you have a pasta extruder, you can make macaroni.
  • * Leftovers can be dried using a pasta rack or put into the freezer.
  • * To cook fresh noodles, bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles in the water for 2 minutes. If frozen, add 1 minute to cooking time.


Meaty Pasta Sauce


  • 1 chipotle pepper, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 bottle pasta sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce


  • * Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the onions, garlic and chipotle peppers.
  • * Add meat and basil and cook until meat is browned.
  • * Add pasta sauce and adobo sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Guest Poster: Andrea loves to cook, eat and share the fruits of her kitchen with anyone who appreciates them. In her spare time, she posts recipes and cat stories at the Furry Kitchen and is creating a cookbook to help the cooking-challenged.

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    BAWK BAWK BAWK!!! Hear the chicken in me! This is the one thing I have never made….pasta. What is it about pasta that has always scared the heck out of me? I can make anything else….breads…biscuits…but mention pasta….and my knees clatter! Maybe someday! By golly …that sauce sound delish…and I will be whipping up some of that. Thanks!!

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    Michele says

    Oh, gotta try this one! I got a Pasta Maker, hopefully it will work ok on this one since my arms are shot LOL. I am THE pasta queen, I swear I have Italian somewhere in my blood. Thanks for the goody recipe…another goody! I think I need to start a folder now with all the copies I have been making, especially today with this, and the brownies!

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    This is one of those recipes that the whole family can enjoy that are easy to make. We are always looking for recipes like this. Thank you for having great pictures to go with the detailed recipe. My family is going to love it.