Psst! The “Ferrari of the Pasta-Maker World” That Made Our Best List Is on Sale Right Now

updated Jan 6, 2021
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
Credit: Joe Lingeman/Kitchn; Food Stylist: CC Buckley/Kitchn

When it comes to putting together a meal quickly, it doesn’t get much more convenient than cooking a box of dried pasta and pairing it with your favorite sauce. But if you’ve got a little more time on your hands these days, or feel like taking on a new adventure in the kitchen, making pasta from scratch is incredibly rewarding and a lot easier than you might think. Of course, you first need the right equipment, and Marcato’s Atlas 150 pasta roller and cutter is the gold standard for pasta-making experts and newbies alike. In fact, when Kitchn’s Lifestyle Director Lisa Freedman featured the Atlas 150 on our Best Pasta Maker List, she noted that it’s considered the “Ferrari of the pasta-maker world”. So when we spotted it on sale at Amazon for a sweet 21 percent off, we obviously had to share the news!

What sets the Atlas 150 apart from a lot of other manual machines is its weight (just over five pounds), which provides a stable base for powering the roller’s hand crank. A clamp attaches the pasta machine directly to the edge of your countertop no need to drag out a heavy stand mixer or other appliance. Once you’ve got the pasta maker secured, you’re ready to roll (pun very much intended!).

All of the Atlas 150’s components are made from durable stainless steel, including the base, the two cylindrical rollers, and the cutting attachment. A dial opposite the pasta maker’s hand crank allows you to adjust the space between the stainless steel rollers, so you’ll gradually go from kneading your dough, to slowly thinning it out to a consistent texture and thickness. You can roll out flat sheets for making lasagna noodles, or get adventurous and try your hand at filled pastas like tortellini or ravioli. If you want to make tender noodles, the attachment will transform your flat sheets into beautiful tagliatelle and fettuccine.

We’ve got you covered when it comes to pasta dough recipes, but the best part about making your own pasta is that it opens up a world of different flours, flavors, and even colors that you can experiment with to make beautiful, hand-crafted pasta. Another bonus? If you’ve got special dietary preferences or restrictions, you can customize your recipes to meet your needs.

Oh, and that box of pasta in your pantry? If you take a few hours to make a few batches of fresh pasta on your new machine, you can keep individual portions in the freezer for a quick dinner whenever your pasta craving strikes. It will cook even faster than dried pasta, and you’ll be able to taste the effort that went into each bite!

So is 2021 the year you finally master handmade pasta? First step: Start by snagging the Atlas 150 on sale while you still can!

Buy: Marcato Atlas 150 Pasta Machine, $55.99 (normally $67.99)