Spinach Pasta Dough

By simply combining spinach and flour, you can create an iron rich, instantly al dente pasta dough in seconds. It's delicious, nutritious and a lot of fun to make.

Key Details

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


  • 200g spinach
  • 300g 00 flour / pasta flour
  • geneorus pinch of salt


In a food processor, blitz the spinach and flour until a ball of dough forms, letting the machine do all the work. Your dough shouldn’t be sticky and should resemble a play-dough texture. Feel free to top it up with more flour if you need to.

You can treat the dough as you would a normal pasta dough. Pop it through a machine, roll it out, or tear off small balls and roll them into long thin sausages.

Cook the pasta straight away, or leave them to dry out for a few hours, or even overnight with a damp tea towel over the top.

Put a large pan of salted water on to boil. Once boiling, add your pasta. If it’s freshly rolled it will only need about 5 minutes, but if you’ve let it dry give it 8 to 10 minutes, checking on it to make sure you get lovely al dente pasta.

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