Two Tone Pasta | Pasta Asciutta

When in Italy it is common to order pasta as the first course of your meal. Dave and I tend to have this prima piatti as our main course for lunch. For my two tone pasta I first made rigatoni which are ridged pasta. I then made long flat sheets of pasta which I turned into ravioli. These pasta asciutta are cooked and served with a sauce that works for the shape of the pasta you have made.

Two Tone Pasta
Two Tone Ravioli
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If you ask anyone who knows me well, they will tell you that I do not have any logic. For this months’ daring kitchen challenge I decided to get my pasta extruder out of the box and use it to make a pretty, two tone pasta. I did not realize that as soon as the two colours went into the extruder they would mix together to create a really pretty pink! It was only after I had made the second batch that Dave suggested that the way I went about extruding my pasta could have resulted in two tone spaghetti. You see, for the rigatoni I just put the red pasta and the white pasta in together.

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Dave, who is an engineer, told me that I had I put in a piece of red, followed by a piece of white, and extruded spaghetti instead of a small pasta, I could have achieved a lovely striped affect. I made striped long pasta sheets and I used them to make ravioli. If you wanted to, you could follow this recipe and make your own farfalle.

Two Tone Pasta
Two Tone Rigatoni

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5 from 2 votes

Two Tone Pasta

This two tone pasta will add colour to your dish
Recipe Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 150 g 00 pasta flour divided, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 pinches fine salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 25 g tomato paste
  • Semolina for dusting


  • Place 100g pasta flour into a mixing bowl
  • Add a pinch of salt and mix to combine
  • Add the egg and mix to form a dough
  • Turn out onto a lightly dusted surface and knead for 5 minutes
  • Wrap in cling film and place into the fridge to rest
  • Place the rest of your pasta flour into the mixing bowl
  • Add a pinch of salt and mix to combine
  • Add the egg yolk and tomato paste and mix to form a dough
  • Turn out onto a lightly dusted surface and knead for 5 minutes
  • Wrap in cling film and place into the fridge to rest for 30 minutes
  • Remove both lots of dough from the fridge
  • Lightly dust with flour and laminate both using the widest setting on your pasta machine
  • Dust your surface with semolina
  • Place the white pasta down on the semolina and cut in half
  • Cut the red pasta into 4 equal lengths
  • Place two lengths of the red pasta on one length of the white pasta
  • Repeat with the other pieces
  • Lightly roll a rolling pin to 'stick' the red pasta to the white pasta
  • Laminate once more on the widest setting
  • Continue to roll out your pasta until you reach setting number 5
  • Use to shape as you desire

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Two Tone Pasta

What I blogged July 28:

This is my submission to the Daring Kitchen Challenge hosted by Dulcie from The Taste Trail

Tandy made #PatternedPasta in the form of two tone ravioli for the #daringkitchen challenge @Daring_kitchen @thetastetrail Share on X

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27 thoughts on “Two Tone Pasta | Pasta Asciutta

  1. they are really rather attractive. reminding me of shells. wonderful that as well as being so good to look at they will be good to eat too

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  3. Oooooo how pretty and I’m sure it tastes amazing since it’s homemade. Sadly I think I won’t be able to make this one as I don’t have a pasta maker, but I’ll keep it in mind for the day I splurge on one! 🙂

  4. Omg!!! I have to try this!! I have been obsessively making my own pasta lately and my mind has just boggles at the thought that I have done this yet!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    I think you should be pretty happy with your logic Tandy 🙂 You’re getting me in the food mood for Italy in a couple of months.

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