Spinach Pasta Dough

Homemade green pasta dough is just as easy to make at home as regular fresh pasta. All you need to do is add some spinach to the dough to make a nicely colored, flavorful pasta dough that can be turned into lasagna sheets or tagliatelle. Make sure to squeeze off all the water from your spinach or the dough will be too soft and impossible to work with!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
1 pound of pasta dough


  • 2 ½ cups spinach, washed and stemmed

  • 2 tablespoons water, or more as needed

  • 2 ½ cups Italian-style tipo 00 flour

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Place spinach and water in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cover and simmer, stirring once, until spinach is wilted, about 10 minutes. Drain and let cool, about 10 minutes. Squeeze out as much water as possible, getting the spinach very dry. Chop spinach very finely.

  2. Place flour on a marble or wooden work surface. Make a well in the center and crack in the eggs; add the salt and finely chopped spinach. Gently beat eggs with a fork, incorporating the surrounding flour and spinach, until batter is runny. Bring remaining flour into the batter using a bench scraper until dough forms a ball. Mix in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if dough feels too stiff.

  3. Knead dough with your hands by flattening the ball, stretching it and folding the top towards the center. Turn 45 degrees and repeat until dough is soft and smooth, about 10 minutes.

  4. Shape dough into a ball. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.

  5. Roll out the dough with pasta machine or with a rolling pin and turn into your favorite pasta shape.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
5g Fat
55g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 230mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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