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How to Make Spinach Pasta Noodles

How to Make Spinach Pasta Noodles

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There are so many things that I want in my kitchen! I try to prioritize what I want first and I finally got a Vitamix and then I bought a pasta maker online. I got a basic one for under $25 and I am really happy with it.

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I’d never made homemade pasta noodles before but I’d always wanted to make some on my own. I love fresh noodles. The texture of fresh noodles are definitely better than dry noodles, I think. When I received my pasta maker in the mail, I just had to test it out and decided to make some spinach pasta noodles. {This recipe was inspired from HERE)

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Making the noodles at home wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. In fact, I realized that you could probably make descent homemade noodles without a pasta maker. Having a pasta maker is convenient, however, to make the dough more consistent in texture and shape.

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To make spinach pasta noodles, you will need 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour. Make a well in the center of the flour. Add a pinch of salt. Add 3 eggs into the well. Using a paddle attachment, mix until well combined. The dough will be a little crumbly and dry.

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Cook about 3 cups spinach by bringing water to boiling. Add the spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted. Squeeze out the water and puree it. You should have about 1 cup pureed spinach.

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Add the pureed spinach to the dough and continue to mix until a ball forms. If the dough is too wet, you can add more flour a little by little. Switch to dough hook and knead about 5-6 minutes. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let it rest about 30 minutes.

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Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Using a pasta maker (if you have one), set the thickness to level 4 or 5. Run each dough through your pasta maker 2-3 times before cutting them into noodles.

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You can cut the dough into noodles using a knife (picture on the left) or use a pasta maker (picture on the right). When I tried to cut the noodles in the pasta maker, the dough kept on sticking… Since I’m not an expert in making pasta noodles and I had never used a pasta maker before, it took me a while to figure out how to use it properly. The secret was the flour… I needed to dust the dough well with flour before running the dough through the pasta maker. You can cut the noodles using a knife. Fold the thinned and flattened out dough once or twice and cut the noodles into thin strips. Make sure to dust the dough with flour well before folding.

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To make pasta, bring sufficient water to boiling and add pasta. It only takes about a minute or two to cook the noodles. Do not overcook. Drain water and serve with your favorite pasta toppings. I like my pasta simple – so I just added a little bit of olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes. Add salt and pepper if desired.

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How to Make Spinach Pasta Noodles
 
 

Ingredients
  • 2¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup cooked spinach – pureed

Instructions
  1. See the post for detailed instructions.

   

10 Responses to “How to Make Spinach Pasta Noodles”

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    Mary — July 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    These are beautiful noodles. I bet they were delicious!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Homemade noodles have been on my bucket list for so long! Thanks for the inspiration! I have to get the KitchenAid attachment now.

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    Belinda @zomppa — July 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    This is awesome! So fresh and real. I need to get an attachment,huh?

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    Kitchen Belleicious — July 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    you made that? WOW! I am impressed, inspired and now hungry:) Great job

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    Sook — July 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Chung A and Belinda, you don’t HAVE TO have a Kitchenaid to make this… You could probably knead the dough by hand if you want. :)

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    whaleshark — July 31, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I love the color, very healthy. :) I haven’t try making noddles and I think this is perfect to try. Thanks for sharing.

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    FoodPorn.net (@foodpornonline) — July 31, 2012 at 1:36 am

    hi Sook :D
    your homemade spinach pasta noodles is looks delicious, i’ll definitely will try to cook it this weekend
    Thank you for sharing. :)
    You can submit your spinach pasta noodles pics on my Food Photography site.
    It is a food (and drink of course) photography site where members can submit all food (and drink of course (again) LOL ) pictures that make readers hungry.
    Well, you know it’s fun to make others hungry (and thirsty)! :D

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    Joe — August 2, 2012 at 4:55 am

    The pasta looks delicious!Thanks for teaching us the method! Sounds just excellent and I can’t wait to try!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — August 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I saw this on your facebook and I really wanted to check it out (sorry I’m here so late!). You keep inspiring us all the food you make – I love pasta and I always think that pasta maker will put me another 10 lbs haha. (by the way, I’m working on my diet and lost 5 lbs hehee)

    Great job making these delicious pasta Sook! One day I might show up at your front door since you make delicious food all the time. Be ready! j/k. ;-)

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