An easy pasta dough recipe is a basic pasta that only requires 1 egg, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of water. Whisk together the flour and the salt, and then add the egg, mixing until everything is combined. Add the water if the dough turns too stiff, and knead and roll it out on a floured surface. Cut the dough into pasta noodle strips.
To make another easy pasta dough recipe, Chef Anne's All-Purpose Pasta Dough, mound 1 pound of all-purpose flour on a work surface, leaving a large dip in the middle to hold the eggs. Pour 4 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk, 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of water and kosher salt to taste in the dip, and whisk the liquid ingredients together. Mix the flour into the egg mixture, working from the center out, until a dough starts to form, and then knead the dough for up to 15 minutes.
Once the dough turns smooth and supple, wrap the dough in plastic for an hour, and allow it to sit. Roll out the dough, cut it into the desired pasta shape and use it in your favorite pasta dish.