Spinach Food Processor Pasta Recipe | POPSUGAR Food

Calling all pasta lovers! Did you know that it is possible to make homemade pasta with just spinach, flour and a food processor? Yes, really – just combine the ingredients to create a paste, cut it into pieces and boil it in hot water. The result will be a very delicious (and very green) dough that you’ll want to make again and again.

This easy pasta recipe was shared by TikTok creator Angelo Coassin (@cookingwithbello) and honestly, it’s pretty damn clever. You don’t need a bulky stand mixer or pasta machine to make this one. If you have mobility issues in your hands – or just don’t like kneading dough – you don’t have to worry about endless hand kneading either. Plus, this is an egg-free recipe, which is great news if you’re vegan or have an egg allergy.

It also doesn’t hurt that it’s a fun way to eat your leafy greens. Read on for my take on Coassin’s Two-Ingredient Food Processor Pasta, plus tips for making it your own.

Spinach leaves and flour in bowls

Spinach and flour in a food processor

Spinach dough in a food processor

Spinach pastry on a floured cutting board

Spinach pastry on a cutting board

Cut spinach pasta dough

Boil the spinach pasta

2 Ingredient Spinach Mixer Pasta Dough

2-Ingredient Spinach Pasta Mix

Remarks

For even more flavor, add a pinch of garlic powder, salt or dried herbs to the paste. Also, avoid adding too much flour, if possible. This can make pasta dry and tough when cooked. If you cook the pasta in batches, you can toss the cooked pasta with olive oil to prevent sticking.

Spinach Food Processor Pasta Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 7 cups baby spinach
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    Choice of pasta sauce

directions

  1. Add spinach and 1 cup all-purpose flour to a food processor.
  2. Mix until the ingredients come together and form a crumbly dough.
  3. Transfer the dough to a floured surface.
  4. Knead the dough, slowly incorporating the remaining 1/4 cup flour. The dough should be sticky but not sticky.
  5. Shape the dough into a disk about 1 1/2 inches thick.
  6. Cut or slice the dough into pieces, the size of a ziti.
  7. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  8. Boil the pasta for 5 minutes, or until it floats to the surface, working in batches if necessary.
  9. Toss or top with your favorite pasta sauce. Enjoy with grated parmesan and fresh basil, if desired.

Image source: Kirsten Nunez