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How to Make Spinach Pasta Noodles

How to Make Spinach Pasta Noodles

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.


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)


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


How to Make Spinach Pasta Noodles

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

  1. See the post for detailed instructions.


10 Responses to “How to Make Spinach Pasta Noodles”

  1. #
    Mary — July 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    These are beautiful noodles. I bet they were delicious!

  2. #
    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.

  3. #
    Belinda @zomppa — July 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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

  4. #
    Kitchen Belleicious — July 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

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

  5. #
    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. :)

  6. #
    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.

  7. #
    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

  8. #
    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!

  9. #
    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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