Spinach Pasta Dough

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: about 1 3/4 pounds fresh pasta
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6 large egg yolks

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

5 ounces fresh spinach, blanched and squeezed dry

1 pound all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 large egg


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, salt and blanched spinach. Process to mix well. With the machine running, add the eggs, egg yolks, and olive oil through the feed tube, and process until it resembles wet cornmeal, about 2 minutes.
  2. Take a handful of dough at a time and form into a firm ball. Repeat with the remaining dough. Roll out each dough ball into desired shape in a pasta machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  3. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta until just al dente, about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander and serve with desired sauce.