Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spinach Spaghetti

Spinach pasta is one of our favorite flavors. It is extremely tasty and soft. Best of all, it is very simple to make. I will show you how to make the basic spinach dough recipe, which in this post will be used to make spaghetti. The same recipe can be used for fettuccine or lasagna with no modifications.

  • 2 whole eggs
  • fresh raw spinach (washed and dried), about two handfuls
  • 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour (more may be needed due to the liquid from the spinach itself)
Cooked spinach could also be used, but the best results are achieved when you use the raw spinach.


In the blender, put the two eggs and the spinach and blend them all well. Mix the spinach and eggs mixture with the flour slowly, working the dough as described in the basic recipe. For this recipe, I am using the Kitchen Aid Pasta Extruder Attachment with the spaghetti plate. It is important to get the dough not too wet or it will stick a lot to the inside of the extruder and it will make the clean up much harder.

Once the dough is ready, start feeding it to the extruder in little balls about the size of a walnut. I set the Kitchen Aid mixer to speed number 6. Once the pasta starts coming out, cut it to your desired length.

Spinach Spaghetti

As you can see above, the results are pretty good. Cook in boiling water, paying attention to not overcook it as fresh pasta cooks much quicker. Here's the final product.
Final result in the plate with Parmesan cheese
Below, you can find a few other variations of this same recipe. The spinach lasagna is extremely good and will receive a post in the future.
Spinach Fettuccine
Spinach Lasagna

1 comment:

Molly said...

Yum! My kids love spinach noodles. I've never thought about making my own, but I might try it now. Can't wait for the lasagna post! Deelish!