fresh spinach pasta

Fresh Spinach Pasta

Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Homemade
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Author: Kris Longwell
Use fresh spinach pasta whenever you. It makes such a big difference in the final dish. And it's super easy!
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Ingredients

  • 9 oz bag fresh spinach
  • 2 large eggs room temp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup semolina flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour plus more for handling pasta

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil
  • Cook spinach for about 3 minutes, until fully wilted
  • Drain spinach, when cool enough to handle, press out excess water
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and salt
  • Add egg mixture to food processor and pulse a few times
  • Add both flours to the bowl, and let machine run for about 30 seconds
  • Remove cover and scrape down the sides with a spatula
  • Run machine again for about another minute.
  • A ball should start to form.
  • Dust hands with flour, and remove the dough from the bowl.
  • Dust the dough with plenty of flour, and form into a ball.
  • Divide into 4ths, and cover each with plastic wrap, let rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Take the first 4th of dough, and flatten with you hand into a round disc, dusting with flour if too wet to the touch
  • Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a rectangle
  • Fold the right side in, and then the left, and roll again to flatten
  • Repeat this 5 or 6 time.
  • Attach the pasta roller, and place on the widest setting
  • Carefully lower the dough through the roller
  • Continue to fold the edges in, like an envelope, for about 5 times, keep running through the roller
  • The dough is now ready for turning into pasta...move the setting to next smallest, and place the dough through the roller
  • Continue until the dough has gone to the 2nd to last thinnest setting.
  • As the pasta is rolled out, you will probably need to cut in half, to handle more easily.
  • Once ready, place on a baking sheet that has been sprinkled with corn meal (this keeps the pasta from sticking to each other)
  • Repeat the process with each other quarter of the pasta.
  • As one layer is filled on the baking sheet, place parchment or wax paper on the pasta, sprinkle with more corn meal, and continue
  • Once the pasta has been rolled out, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the boiling water
  • Drop the pasta into the boiling water
  • Cook for 3 minutes
  • Gently drain and then drop into an ice water bath
  • Remove the pasta, one at a time, and place between paper towels
  • Pasta is now ready to use in your favorite pasta recipe