I love fresh pasta and I try to eat it as much as I can. So here's my hack for making fresh pasta at home which, with practice, can be done in under 30 minutes.
You had me at pasta, what do I need?
You need to knead!
You're aiming for the consistency and texture of PlayDoh (or plasticine for those of an earlier generation) with a dry, unsticky surface. If the dough is too wet add some more flour, if it's not holding together add some water. But in either case, do add a little at a time as it's easy to go the other way!
Cut the dough into four equal strips (per person) as this makes the pasta easier to handle than having one long strip. Start folding these in two, or even three, and passing them through the rollers, still at the widest setting. After a few passes the dough will come out as silky smooth sheets.
My Atlas machine's rollers go from 1 (widest) to 7 and I find 5 a good thickness for tagliatelle and 4 for spaghetti. Now you can let the pasta rest while you make the sauce - the banner photo shows my take on tagliatelle Alfredo with cherry toms and lemon basil.
Cook the pasta in a generous quantity of salted, boiling water for 1-2 minutes depending on how you like it. Mix with your sauce and serve.
There you go, quick and easy homemade pasta. I hope you enjoy making and eating this as much as I do.