Chili Pepper Tagliatelle – A Homemade Pasta Recipe

Jalapeno Miss and I were having a bit of fun in the kitchen with our new pasta maker and decided to see what happens when we incorporate a healthy dose of chili powder into a basic homemade pasta recipe. The results were rather fun. You won’t get a massive burst of heat or flavor addition to the actual pasta from the chili powder, but what you do get is a wonderful red color to the pasta that goes great with a silky sauce like carbonara or Alfredo, or maybe even simple olive oil. When you’re looking for a fun and interesting presentation, this might be an option for you.

Chili Pepper Tagliatelle

Chili Pepper Tagliatelle

We made a tagliatelle noodle, which is very similar to Fetuccini noodles. Here is the recipe.

Homemade Chili Pepper Tagliatelle


  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 heaping tablespoons chili powder

Cooking Directions:

1. To a large mixing bowl, add the flour.

2. Form a bowl indentation in the flour and add the eggs, olive oil and chili powder.

3. Beat eggs and slowly beat into flour until a dough starts to form.

4. Finish the process by hand mixing until dough is properly formed, not sticky and just coming together.

5. If mixture is too moist, add more flour or if too dry, add water.

6. Divide dough into four equal pieces.

7. Cover 3 of the pieces with a wet towel, always keeping the pasta moist to not allow it to dry out.

8. Roll each portion with a rolling pin to about 1/4″ thickness.

Chili Pepper Tagliatelle

Chili Pepper Tagliatelle

9. Roll through a pasta machine, fold in threes and repeat 3 times on setting 10. Move setting to 4 and do one more time.

Chili Pepper Tagliatelle

Chili Pepper Tagliatelle

11. Run through fettucine setting.

12. Place pasta cuts on a wet towel and cover with a wet towl to make sure the pasta does not dry out.

We decided on a simple carbonara style recipe with shrimp. See that recipe here – Shrimp Carbonara with Chili Pepper Tagliatelle Recipe.

Shrimp Carbonara with Chili Pepper Tagliatelle

Shrimp Carbonara with Chili Pepper Tagliatelle

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About Mike from Madness

Mike Hultquist is a chili pepper and spicy food enthusiast with an insane desire to play in the kitchen. He's all about cooking with chili peppers, but also loves chili pepper gardening, preserving, and experimenting with new and creative ways to incorporate spicy food into life. He's also a produced screenwriter, novelist, food writer and web site developer.
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5 Responses to Chili Pepper Tagliatelle – A Homemade Pasta Recipe

  1. chillitemple says:

    Great recipe, will defo be trying but doubt it will turn out like it does in your pic…lol, oh well as long as it tastes good…thanks for sharing!

  2. Bill taylor says:

    What a dish, chili is awesomeand very spicy .My brother loves it very much. in other words he is mad for it.i will surely prepare it for him.

  3. That looks awesome! I love making my own pasta but never thought to flavor it with chili powder. Yum :D

  4. The pasta look gorgeous! Really lovely recipe and your photos are beautiful :) Definitely going to check out that yummy looking shrimp recipe too!

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