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Simple Homemade Spinach Pasta from scratch

vegan homemade spinach pasta strips

When you decide to add more greens to your diet, your meals transform from boring beige looking dishes to bright colourful sensory experiences! And that makes this recipe so much fun! Who doesn’t like playing with their food?

I ordered a veggie box from a local company and they delivered the most beautiful fruit and veggies to my door. Just opening up the boxes was such a sensory treat. The colours and the fresh smells. It just smelled so wholesome, safe and inviting.

Oh, the humble spinach leaf!

spinach leaf creative photography

When you receive a ton of fresh spinach, what do you create?

I sautΓ©ed some of these beautiful leaves with fresh tomatoes, onion and garlic and served it over mashed potatoes. Delicious! But, I digress.

Today we are creating a 2 INGREDIENT RECIPE with these beauties. Only spinach and flour is needed! That’s it! Amazingly simple and surprisingly tasty!

Fresh homemade pasta from scratch

We are making a homemade spinach pasta and we are making it from scratch! Making pasta is incredibly easy. It is surprisingly quick too. You only have to let the dough rest for about half an hour. So, you can have fresh pasta within an hour of deciding that you need pasta!

vegan homemade spinach dough

Is pasta difficult to make?

Not at all. Pasta is normally made with eggs. This recipe has no eggs and no oil. And it only has two ingredients!

Do you need a machine to make pasta?

No, you don’t. Those pasta machines are great and will make your pasta sheets nice and thin and all your strips equal, perfect sizes. However, I quite like the rustic look of pasta when it is cut by hand. I also didn’t use a rolling pin, I just used a glass bottle to roll the dough out. It worked great!

cutting vegan homemade spinach pasta

If you have a pizza cutter, then you could use that to cut the dough into strips. I didn’t use one. What works well is to fold the dough over each other and slice the dough into thin strips. Unroll each strip and ta-da! you have beautiful hand-made pasta! Just make sure you flour the dough very well before you fold it. So, the sheets don’t stick.

How do you cook it?

You cook it the same way you do normal pasta. You just add the pasta to a pot of boiling salted water. And you cook it for 2 minutes. And your pasta is ready!

How do you serve it?

I fried some fresh sage and garlic in a decent amount of butter. To keep the recipe simple, I just drizzled this sage butter over the pasta. It was so good. You can obviously eat it anyway you like. You can make a lovely white sauce and drizzle that over the pasta with some fried mushrooms. The list is endless.

homemade spinach pasta vegan no eggs simple

What does it taste like?

If you have cut your pasta by hand, chances are it might be a little thicker than normal pasta. It also puffs up when you cook it in salted boiling water. Personally, I love the texture and it is tastier than pasta you buy at the store. This feels fresh and lighter. Not as heavy as normal pasta.

This recipe is teenager approved! πŸ˜€

teenager eating vegan homemade spinach pasta
AuthorGypsyCategory, DifficultyBeginner

Fresh homemade spinach pasta. Egg-free, easy and only 2 ingredients. What is there not to love? Making fresh homemade pasta taste so much better than anything that you can find in a store. Did I mention it is extremely cheap to make?

coiled vegan homemade spinach pasta strips
Prep Time45 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time55 mins
Spinach
 2 cups Spinach
  cup Water
Dough
 2 cups Bread Flour
 2 tsp Salt
1

Add two packed cups of spinach to a blender. I am using a NutriBullet. To that, add a third cup of water.

spinach and water in a blender

2

Bend it up well so that you are left with a deep green liquid.

spinach and water in a blender

3

Add the blended spinach to your bread flour. Add salt.

pouring spinach liquid to flour

4

Mix it well and work the dough with your hands to make sure that the flour is well incorporated.

vegan homemade spinach dough

5

You should be left with a non-sticky dough. If the dough is still sticky, add more flour. It should feel like play-dough. Cover your dough and let it sit in the fridge for a minimum of 30 min.

vegan homemade spinach dough

6

Take the dough out of the fridge and lay it down on a very well floured counter top. Use a roller and roll it out very thin.

vegan homemade spinach dough cut in half

7

Sprinkle flour on the top of your rolled dough. Fold the dough a few times over each other. Make sure that you flour generously in-between each fold, so that it doesn't stick.

vegan homemade spinach pasta rolled

8

It should look something like this.

vegan homemade spinach pasta rolled

9

Now with a sharp knife cut thin strips into your dough.

cutting vegan homemade spinach pasta

10

Unroll each of those strips and lay them flat on a floured surface.

vegan homemade spinach pasta strips

11

Put some water in a pasta pot and add some salt. Heat the water until it is bubbling and rolling. Add your pasta to the water and cook for about 2 minutes. Your pasta will puff up a bit. Test one of the strip and make sure it is al dente.

homemade spinach pasta in water

12

Drain the water and add the pasta to a bowl.

Add some fresh sage to a pan with loads of plant based 'butter' and garlic. When the butter has melted and the sage is crisply. Pour the garlic sage butter over your pasta and enjoy!

Only two main ingredients. Tasty, cheap, satisfying and filling. A winner.

vegan homemade spinach pasta from scratch

Ingredients

Spinach
 2 cups Spinach
  cup Water
Dough
 2 cups Bread Flour
 2 tsp Salt

Directions

1

Add two packed cups of spinach to a blender. I am using a NutriBullet. To that, add a third cup of water.

spinach and water in a blender

2

Bend it up well so that you are left with a deep green liquid.

spinach and water in a blender

3

Add the blended spinach to your bread flour. Add salt.

pouring spinach liquid to flour

4

Mix it well and work the dough with your hands to make sure that the flour is well incorporated.

vegan homemade spinach dough

5

You should be left with a non-sticky dough. If the dough is still sticky, add more flour. It should feel like play-dough. Cover your dough and let it sit in the fridge for a minimum of 30 min.

vegan homemade spinach dough

6

Take the dough out of the fridge and lay it down on a very well floured counter top. Use a roller and roll it out very thin.

vegan homemade spinach dough cut in half

7

Sprinkle flour on the top of your rolled dough. Fold the dough a few times over each other. Make sure that you flour generously in-between each fold, so that it doesn't stick.

vegan homemade spinach pasta rolled

8

It should look something like this.

vegan homemade spinach pasta rolled

9

Now with a sharp knife cut thin strips into your dough.

cutting vegan homemade spinach pasta

10

Unroll each of those strips and lay them flat on a floured surface.

vegan homemade spinach pasta strips

11

Put some water in a pasta pot and add some salt. Heat the water until it is bubbling and rolling. Add your pasta to the water and cook for about 2 minutes. Your pasta will puff up a bit. Test one of the strip and make sure it is al dente.

homemade spinach pasta in water

12

Drain the water and add the pasta to a bowl.

Add some fresh sage to a pan with loads of plant based 'butter' and garlic. When the butter has melted and the sage is crisply. Pour the garlic sage butter over your pasta and enjoy!

Only two main ingredients. Tasty, cheap, satisfying and filling. A winner.

vegan homemade spinach pasta from scratch

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Tanasia
    June 15, 2020 at 12:12 am

    This looks delicious and your pictures are amazing 😍

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      June 15, 2020 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks so much Tanasia. Appreciate that so much.

  • Reply
    Francy
    June 15, 2020 at 12:58 am

    I love your recipe! This looks so good and healthy πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      June 15, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks Francy. It is definitely a little healthier with the fresh spinach in there.

  • Reply
    Ana
    June 15, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Love this simple recipe! I can usually get my kids to try anything that involves pasta. Thank you for the easy instructions for a healthy meal. Pinned πŸ’•

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      June 15, 2020 at 7:01 pm

      Oh, my pleasure Ana! The kids will love making this. They love anything with colour! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Becky
    June 15, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    awesome recipe for this super easy pasta! Can’t wait to make it! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      June 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

      Super easy indeed. You just need patience and a steady hand in cutting the strips. But it is super fun!

  • Reply
    erika
    June 15, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Wow, that’s so easy to make! I have to try this out soon. Thanks for the recipe!

    Erika Marie | https://imerikamarie.com

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      June 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm

      No problem! Hope you like it as much as we did. πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Lexi
    June 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    This looks so yummy! I have to try this!!!!!

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      June 15, 2020 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks Lexi! I hope you do. Just make sure you roll it out nice and thin.

  • Reply
    A Capone Connection
    June 15, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I can’t believe how easy this seems! I have a Nutribullet so I can definitely give this a try. Thank you so much for the idea! I hope it tastes as good as it looks.

  • Reply
    Melissa
    June 15, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Oh, freaking yum! I wonder if it would work with GF flour? Either way, super easy recipe and excellent pics!

  • Reply
    Amber
    June 15, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Yummy! That looks so delicious. I love spinach, but I don’t think I’ve tried making my own spinach flavored pasta. Gonna give this a try! ✨🧑

  • Reply
    Under flowery sky
    June 16, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Wow amazing green colour, such a detailed post. I would
    love to try home made spinach pasta..

  • Reply
    leeandra
    June 17, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    This looks great! I’ll have to try this out.

  • Reply
    Agnieszka
    June 22, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    I love spinach. I often eat it. This recipe looks great, so yummy! I would like to do Homemade Spinach Pasta during the weekend.

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      June 22, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      I love spinach too. Popeye! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Esther
    June 22, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    I love that this recipe is easy and quick. The colour makes for a delicious meal.

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      June 22, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much Esther! It is rather a quick and simple recipe. πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Ana
    June 22, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    What a beautiful pasta! And your pictures are so fun to scroll through.

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      June 22, 2020 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you so much Ana! What a lovely thing to say. Loved your grandma’s plum pie! x

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