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What is egg pasta?

Sounds like a stupid question, right? Egg pasta is pasta made with...eggs. But actually, many Italian pastas aren’t made with eggs—just wheat flour and water. Even if a certain type of pasta is made with eggs, it still might not be enough to qualify as egg pasta. It all depends on the ratio of the ingredients.

What is the difference between egg pasta and regular pasta?

A pasta dough recipe that involves more egg content than usual slightly changes the taste and the texture of the pasta. Generally, making pasta from scratch with a decent amount of egg makes the noodles more tender (less al dente) and more golden in color.

What types of pasta dishes should I make with egg noodles?

Egg noodles are not just part of Italian cuisine, but cuisines from all over the world. For instance, there are plenty of recipes for Asian noodles that call for eggs. No matter the type of cuisine, egg noodles tend to do well with creamy sauces or as part of soups and casseroles because of their chewy texture.