Spinach Pasta

Making Pasta at home is actually much easier than you might imagine. Imagine delicate layers of egg pasta nestled between a spicy tomato sauce and meltingly tender cheese for unforgettable lasagna. Or maybe you’d prefer soft pillows of ravioli stuffed with a tasty ricotta and spinach filling. You too can prepare dishes like this, and many others once you learn the basic technique of making pasta. Adding spinach to a basic egg pasta recipe adds both additional nutrients as well as flavor!

 
Why Healthy

  •  Spinach is a great source of vitamin K which is essential for bone health and blood clotting as well carotenoids which help prevent against heart disease.
  • Eggs are a great source of dietary protein.

 

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Spinach Pasta

Recipe for making homemade spinach pasta.

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 1 hr

Cook Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

1/2 Pound Fresh Spinach (Stems Removed)
3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
4 Extra Large Eggs

Directions:

Wash and dry the spinach, and then place it into a food processor, and pulse until it is well chopped. Place spinach in a strainer over a bowl and let drain 30 minutes.
Return the spinach to the food processor.
Add the flour to the blender and pulse.
Lightly beat the eggs in a small bowl, and then add a little at a time to the flour mixture, pulsing briefly between additions.
Once the dough has come together into pellet sized pieces, remove and knead by hand until smooth.
Wrap the prepared dough in plastic wrap, and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
Break off a fist sized piece of the dough and flatten into a disc.
Flour well, then pass it through the widest openings of your pasta machine.
Remove, fold into thirds and repeat.
Do this 4 or 5 times, dusting with flour between each time.
Now start to decrease the rollers by turning down one notch each time.
Put the dough through each setting twice until you have reached your desired thickness.
For stuffed pastas, you will generally roll it to the thinnest or second thinnest setting.

 

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