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5 from 40 votes

Homemade Spinach Pasta

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: noodles, pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Carlo Cao

Equipment

  • Pasta machine (optional)
  • Food processor (optional)

Ingredients

  • 300 g all-purpose flour
  • 150 g cooked spinach blended until creamy

Instructions

  • Add flour and spinach to a food processor and blend until you get a grainy mass**.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and form into a ball.
  • Wrap dough with plastic wrap and let rest in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 4 pieces, take one piece and wrap the remaining 3 in plastic wrap.
  • Flour a work surface and shape dough into a rectangle.

With pasta machine:

  • Adjust the rollers of the pasta machine to the widest opening and feed the dough through the rollers.
  • Fold the dough and pass it through the rollers again.
  • Repeat the process 2-3 times. Once the dough is smooth, set the rollers 1 step tighter and feed through. Keep tightening the rollers until the dough sheet is about 2 mm thick.
  • Use a pasta cutter attachment to cut the pasta-sheet into tagliatelle-noodles. Feed the sheet of pasta into the cutting attachment***.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough.

Without pasta machine:

  • With a rolling pin, flatten the dough into a rectangle shape (2 mm thick).
  • Roll up dough-sheet and cut it into 5 mm wide slices.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough.

Cooking Time

  • Cook the pasta in boiling water for about 5 minutes, drain and serve with a sauce of your choice.

Notes

**Without food processor: place flour on a clean work surface and form a well in the center. Add spinach to the well and, using a fork, gradually mix with the flour from the inside out. Then knead the mixture for about 10-15 minutes until smooth.
*** If you don't have a pasta cutter attachment, roll up the pasta-sheet and cut it into 5 mm wide slices.