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Spinach Bow-Tie Pasta

Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Blake Ramsey Murray

Hands-on time 45 mins
Total time 25 hrs
Yield

Yields 3/4 lb. pasta

Give out a unique, DIY gift this holiday with this easy, 5-ingredient homemade pasta recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 10-oz. package frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. Squeeze excess liquid from thawed spinach. Pulse in a food processor.

  2. In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer on medium speed with dough-hook attachments, combine flour, eggs, olive oil, salt and spinach. Mix until just combined.

  3. On a floured surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes, adding more flour as necessary. Wrap dough in plastic and allow to rest for 15 minutes.

  4. Working with 1/2 of dough at a time, roll out on a floured surface until very thin. Transfer dough to a cutting board and use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to make 1-inch-wide strips. Slice strips at 1 1/2-inch intervals, creating small rectangles. Pinch centers of rectangles together to make bow-tie pasta. Let pasta dry for 24 hours on a floured towel or wire rack.

  5. Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente, about 5 minutes, then serve with your favorite sauce.