Pasta Pandemonium

Oh the trials and tribulations of making homemade pasta... I made some a little while back and it went totally smooth... I got cocky... and decided to make some spinach pasta...

oooo pretty

no biggie right? Yeahhhh except when you don't chop the spinach up fine enough... and then you go to pass it through the pasta cutting part... and the spinach doesn't get cut... so it becomes a HUGE mess! HAHAHAAH John came out into the kitchen to find me cutting the pasta with this...


Pretty resourceful huh!? It worked out seriously well actually :) although the pasta was ALL types of different widths... Makes it more fun right? Oh you want to see the mess I made on the counter of all the pasta??


It's all good, I cleaned it all up in due time ;) The pasta wasn't the prettiest, but it was darn tasty! Go ahead you know you want to make a big mess like I did :)

Whole Wheat Spinach Pasta
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
6 oz frozen spinach, defrosted and chopped VERY fine

Mound the flour in the center of your work surface and make a well in the middle. Add the eggs and spinach. Beat the eggs and spinach and slowly start incorporating the flour. Once all incorporated knead for about 3 minutes. The dough should been elastic in texture. Keep kneading another 5-10 minutes until the dough is smooth and VERY elastic. Wrap it up and let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Divide dough into little portions and work through a pasta machine until you reach your desired thickness (or roll it out on a table using a rolling pin) Next either use a pizza cutter to slice or pass through the pasta machine cutting part. (I'm so specific aren't I?)

Boil a large pot of water and add freshly cut pasta. Boil about 6 minutes. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce.


14 chews:

That's too funny! I made spinach pasta a couple years back (without a pasta machine OR a food processor, whoops) and came up with my clever rolling pin/pizza cutter method too. Great minds, Steph, great minds.

Pearl said...

that is such a cool pasta! i love how there are big, noticeable bits of spinach in the noodles. haha, your story is so funny though - good thing john was there!

My mom always said-- you can make as big of a mess as you want, as long as you clean it up :)

I think it sounds really yummy-- and I kinda like the look of it!! spinach tie-dye!!

stephchows said...

aleta- great minds indeed!! we rock :D

pearl- cooking is always more fun when it goes crazy right! haha

sarah- my mom always said the same thing! too funny :)

this sounds amazing...and i'll need to do the rolling pin/pizza cutter method.

not so healthy, but i'll bet this would be amazing with an alfredo sauce.

mm pasta sounds so good right now :)

It takes a little while to master homemade pasta .. at least in my book! Yours looks delicious!

Reeni♥ said...

Great idea to use the pizza cutter! Spinach pasta is the best! Especially fresh!! YUMMMMMMMM!!!

I really like how this pasta looks somewhat marbled- and I'm sure it's wonderfully delicious, and so hearty with that whole wheat flour.

Astra Libris said...

I love your pasta-making story!! I am also soooo impressed - your pasta is gorgeous!!!

Maria said...

Great idea to mix the too. Looks good to me!

Cucinista said...

Hi Steph. I think the pasta looks great and like the noticeable spinach pieces much better than the uniformly green "spinach" flavored pasta (or tortillas, or crackers) you find sometimes. Thanks also for visiting my blog. Really enjoyed reading yours!

Reeni♥ said...

Great idea to use the pizza cutter! Spinach pasta is the best! Especially fresh!! YUMMMMMMMM!!!

It takes a little while to master homemade pasta .. at least in my book! Yours looks delicious!

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