My goal with this recipe is to get you into the kitchen and cook. At the very least, whip up this awesome sauce, nothing more than goat cheese and parsley. This sauce is a quick fancy dress for purchased (unprocessed) pasta that will please even the pickiest eater.
You can prepare the pasta dough, refrigerate overnight and roll it the next day. You can also make the pasta ahead and freeze it soon after cutting, in a deep enough pan to protect the pasta from being broken or crushed. Add frozen pasta to the boiling salted water as with fresh pasta—it might take another 30 seconds or so to reach al dente.
These instructions are for a pasta machine, which guarantees very tender silken pasta. If you don’t have access to a pasta machine and are really motivated, you can hand roll out the dough, but it’s tricky and takes practice to get it evenly thin without the machine.