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Homemade Pasta

Try your hand at homemade pasta with this easy spinach dough. You don't need a pasta maker or other special equipment! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Marinara sauce


  • Place spinach and parsley in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped. Add 3-1/2 cups flour and salt; process until blended. Add the eggs, water and oil. Process until dough forms a ball, 15-20 seconds.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes, adding remaining flour if necessary. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes. Divide into fourths.
  • On a floured surface, roll each portion to 1/16-in. thickness. Dust top of dough with flour to prevent sticking; cut into 1/4-in. slices. Separate the slices; allow noodles to dry on kitchen towels for at least 1 hour before cooking.
  • To cook, fill a Dutch oven three-fourths full with water. Bring to a boil. Add noodles in batches; cook, uncovered, until tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain. Serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup (calculated without sauce): 259 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • davejostef1
    Feb 3, 2014

    Question BEFORE I make this. Does it really take fresh pasta 8-10 minutes to cook? Wouldn't it be overcooked at that length? Thanks for input.

  • wolywig
    Aug 10, 2012

    food processor was too small for that much flour & I am no novice(76 yrs) I know how to make homemade noodles I have never seen noodles that you have to add so much flour to so they don't stick to your hands such a mess in the food processor!!!!! they had better be delicious!!!!!! rotten recipe

  • karensaver
    Feb 17, 2012

    I fully understand why this recipe was rated 5 stars before we added our rating! Delicious!!

  • aubsmc
    Feb 13, 2012

    This recipe came together very easy. I added some garlic pepper and a little extra salt when adding the flour. I baked chicken with marinara sauce on top and served the chicken on top of the noodles. Very good and fairly easy (a bit time consuming). I will make this again. The best part is the nutritional info and the fact it has a good dose of fiber in it.