For anyone who can’t get enough pasta on their plate, we have something special for you. From cookbooks and pasta rollers to handcrafted assortments, any pasta fanatic is sure to appreciate these accessories.
Fettuccine, linguini, tortellini, and other varieties of pasta all hold a special place in a gourmand’s heart. And once that noodle-y goodness is smothered in a rich, savory sauce, there’s no turning back!
Whether you want to learn more about the art of pasta-making, or you have a friend who loves everything Italian and al dente, this list of tools and gadgets has everything any pasta lover could possibly want.
Most of us cook pasta due to the uber convenience it offers. For optimal flavor, though, we recommend making pasta from scratch. It’s not as labor-intensive as you might think, and your taste buds will thank you for the fantastic flavor and texture.
Marcato’s pasta machine rolls and cuts pasta dough for an authentic, homemade experience. This machine features three settings so you can easily make lasagna, fettuccine, and tagliolini.
Marcato Pasta Machine
Make delicious, fresh pasta like a pro.
If hand-cranking doesn’t sound like much fun, and you already own a KitchenAid mixer, then you’ll adore everything about this attachment, which is specially designed to roll and cut pasta. The commercial-style cutters are perfect for spaghetti or fettuccini.
You’ll also appreciate the ease of rolling dough for lasagna and other handmade variations, like tortellini or farfalle. There’s no better way to impress guests or a loved one than by handcrafting your own pasta dough for a memorable meal.
Kitchen Aid Pasta Roller Attachment
Just attach it to your KitchenAid Mixer and start rolling or cutting pasta.
After fresh pasta has been cut into the desired shape, it’s essential to dry it before cooking it. This allows the dough to firm up before hitting the hot water, so it won’t clump.
There are many different methods for drying pasta, but when it comes to long-strand variations, like spaghetti or angel hair, a drying rack comes in handy. This traditional wooden stand features four dowels, which creates eight arms for drying.
The setup is pretty straightforward, clean-up is quick, and storing it is simple, too!
Norpro Pasta Drying Rack
A timeless wooden drying rack for pasta.
Pasta-making isn’t for everyone. If your sole intention for your pasta dish is eating it, then you’ll love this handcrafted assortment from Pasta Deliziosa. It specializes in handcrafting the dough, and then cutting and air-drying its pasta before packaging it up and sending it out to you.
You’ll love the authentic Italian flavors in each bite. This assortment includes all of the following:
- Spinach Linguine
- Vegetable Fettucine
- Roasted Garlic & Basil Fettuccine
- Garlic Parsley Fettuccine
- Lemon Pepper Linguine
- Spinach Fettuccine
The pasta is so delicious, you won’t even need much sauce!
Pasta Deliziosa Assortment
Perfect for anyone who likes eating pasta more than making it.
Learn how to make pasta just like the Italian nonna’s do with the Pasta Grannies cookbook. The delicious, authentic Italian recipes in this collection will provide you with all those secret ingredients only Italian grandmothers know. (Of course, the main ingredient is love!)
All the pasta secrets straight from Italian grannies!
Once you’ve perfected the art of making perfect pasta dough, and rolling and cutting it, there’s one more skill you’ll need to learn: the art and craft of sauce-making. Say goodbye to that jarred stuff because the flavor of scratch varieties is ever-superior.
The Pasta Sauces Cookbook will provide you with the best ingredients to use as well as the most famous Italian sauces. You’ll find both quick and easy recipes, along with some more complicated sauces to try as you level up.
Pasta Sauces Cookbook
Learn how to craft the perfect sauce.
Every pasta enthusiast needs a dedicated bowl and server to take out when guests are at the table. This one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl is accented with various pasta types printed inside, and also features a fun server that says “Endless Pastabilities.”
It makes a fantastic gift for any pasta lover or a great addition to your own collection of fun dishes.
Pasta Bowl and Server By Mud Pie
Fancy, fun, and perfect for entertaining.
Gnocchi (pronounced, nyow-kee) has made quite a name for itself in recent years. While you can get the little Italian dumplings in many flavors and made with various ingredients, nothing beats a homemade batch.
Honing your pasta-making craft means more than just running strands of spaghetti through a machine. Using your thumb and this handy gnocchi board, you’ll learn to roll each little dumpling with ease. The grooves and inner shell are perfect for capturing lots of yummy sauce.
Gnocchi Board by Country Trading Co.
Make gnocchi like a pro!
Learn to make little pillows filled with fresh ricotta with nothing more than this Marcato Ravioli mold.
To use it, you just place perfect pasta sheets over the mold, form wells, fill each square with cheese, and then seal it up with more pasta dough. You’ll then have before you a bundle of uniform ravioli squares decorated with gorgeous fluted edges.
Marcato Ravioli Mold and Cutter
For making ravioli from scratch.
Whether you’re blanching and freezing vegetables or picking delicate homemade ravioli squares out of hot water, the spider strainer is a perfect kitchen accessory. This set is particularly handy to have around any time you need to remove food from a hot liquid or rinse smaller ingredients in the sink.
Hiware Spider Strainer Spoons
Easily remove hot food from hot liquid.
If you’re a fool for pasta, there are, no doubt, some items on this list you need to add to your kitchen collection ASAP. Of course, once you’ve mastered using that pasta cutter and gnocchi board, you’ll need some more recipes to make for your family and friends.