Homemade noodles is one of our favorites! Currently the only way you will even eat pasta is if it is homemade, Lochlan (that ever-changing picky palate; like I said, it keeps me on my toes!)
I am not sure what I love more about homemade pasta – the taste or the texture. I do know that I think one of the greatest things about homemade pasta is that I can add additional flavors to the noodles, creating layers of flavors!
Thyme is hands-down our family’s favorite herb. We have three different types growing in our herb garden, and I still end up buying more thyme to keep up with how much I use it. I add it to all kinds of things.
This pasta dough is a great example of how to use thyme in unexpected places. If you do not have truffle oil or truffle salt, it will still taste great with just the fresh thyme. All you need to do is substitute kosher salt and olive oil for the truffle oil and salt.
Mixing the fresh thyme with the truffle oil and truffle salt really takes this simple easy dinner to something crazy spectacular!
I know that these are expensive ingredients, but they are both pantry staples for me. I have found that if you invest in a few of the “nicer” and more expensive pantry items, you end up saving money in the long run. It is easier (and in most cases tastier) to “eat out” at home. If you have a few of the luxury pantry items it is really easy to elevate a simple dish to something you would order in a restaurant.