Monday, January 5, 2009

Homemade Pasta - It's easier than you think!

I think I mentioned for Christmas that Derek got me a pasta maker attachment for my kitchenaid. We used it tonight with fabulous results! Actually Derek already "tested" it out for me a few nights ago while I was at work... so he was my tutor tonight. It was so easy, and really good! It took about three minutes to mix together, then you roll it out a little, then do the rest on the attacment, like so:






We made spinach pasta, which was just fresh spinach that we blended in a food processor, then flour, eggs, and a little bit of water. And Voila! Pasta! I didn't think it tasted any different from the pasta Derek made plain, than with the spinach, but it was alot better than that dried stuff. It made enough for 6 portions, so we froze the rest of the dough balls, to be used another time.






It kind of looks like a salad with the green pasta. We boiled the pasta for about two mintues, then I made pasta "sauce". I don't really like marinara sauce, to Derek's disapointment. He always wants me to make spaghetti, or lasagna for him, and I dont' as often as I should. Anyway this is one of my favorite toppings, and its really easy also. I just chop up some tomatoes, mince some garlic, fresh chopped basil, olive oil and ground salt and pepper. I don't really have exact measurements. It makes a delicious mixture. Sometimes I'll eat just this with some fresh mozzarella like a Caprese salad. Yummy

5 comments:

Heidi said...

I got a pasta maker at a yard sale a few years ago (which looks a lot different than yours) and I love it! It has a ravioli attachment, so making ravioli is my next project.

Sharon said...

Cool, that's a fun gift. i always make my own noodles in chicken noodle soup, but i haven't thought about doing it for pasta! yum, you meal looks awesome

Mags said...

I have been curious about making homemade pasta for awhile. Whatyou did looks so easy. Yummy!

shaina said...

Yeah!! So easy and super nutritious with the spinage! Go girl!

Tiffiny said...

Looks delicious!!