Is making fresh pasta harder than dumping a box of the dried stuff in a pot of boiling water? Yes. Are those silky, insanely delicious noodles worth it? One hundred percent. These are our favorite machines for getting the job done.


For Hands-On Cooks

marcato atlas pasta machine
Credit: Photography by Peter Ardito

This compact crank-style Marcato Atlas 150 (from $94) is as sleek as an Italian sports car. A range of settings lets you tailor the thickness of your pasta from 7/8 inch to 1/8 inch. Choose from three pasta shapes simply by moving the hand-crank position. Plus, it comes apart easily for cleanup, meaning fewer chores and more carbonara.

For Pasta Modernists

phillips compact pasta maker
Credit: Photography Courtesy of Philips

The Philips Compact Pasta and Noodle Maker (from $180) is a game-changer for traditional fresh-pasta fiends. All you have to do is pour your ingredients into the hopper, and in about 20 minutes, the machine extrudes two to three generous servings of penne, spaghetti, or fettuccine. Welcome to the 21st century, nonna!