Homemade noodles or pasta is not only fun but it is cheap and easy, all you really need is flour and a rolling pin for a basic noodles. However, if you love making fresh noodles/pasta at home, get a simple hand-crank noodle machine, which will save you lots of works in kneading and speed up the whole process.

Spinach is a great addition to homemade noodles, these dark leafy green vegetable give your homemade noodles a beautiful brilliant green, and the noodles a boost in nutrients.

Chinese Version: 自制营养菠菜面

How to Make Spinach Noodles

Spinach Noodles Recipe | MyKitchen101en

Ingredients:

  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 50g spinach
  • 50g water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
 

Instructions:

1 Making fresh noodles at home is easier and much more efficient with a noodle maker, no kneading needed.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

2 Wash and clean spinach, bring a pot of water to boil, cook the spinach for 2 minutes until slightly wilted and tender.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

3 Drain the cooked spinach, rinse off in cold water to stop the cooking, squeeze out any excess water with hand. Try to get rid of as much water as possible.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

4 Add in 50g water, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp baking soda, puree using immersion blender or food processor until fine.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

5 Mix pureed spinach with flour to form dry stiff dough.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

6 Use a hand-crank noodle maker to roll out the stiff dough into thick sheet. Use widest setting, fold the dough over and roll again, repeat the process few times until the dough start to come together. I alternate between 7 and 5 setting on the machine, 7 being widest setting.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

Repeat the process as many times as you wish until a smooth and even color dough is formed.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

 

7 Cover and rest the dough sheet for 15 minutes.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

8 After resting the dough for 15 minutes, feed the dough to the machine and roll into desired thickness depending on personal preferences and type of noodles being make.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

9 Cut noodles into shape using the noodle maker attachment.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

10 If you are not cooking the fresh noodles immediately, air dried for 10-30 minutes and store in refrigerator for later use. Keep frozen for up to 3 months, refrigerate for 3-5 days or sun dried and keep in airtight container at room temperature for 1-3 months.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

11 Cook fresh noodles for 3-4 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water, add in broth/soup or stir in noodle sauce. Dried noodles require longer time to cook, add 2-3 minutes of additional cooking time. Cooking time may vary depend on the thickness and how you cut your noodles.

How to Make Spinach Noodles

12 Stir frying: Boil the noodles until it is slightly undercook but firm to bite, drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking, toss it with some oil and set aside for stir-fry.

How to Make Spinach Noodles