I really like making different types of pasta.  You can choose to add flavor, color or modify the texture a little bit.  A couple of the pastas that I made that picked up on these ideas included my Spinach and Sweet Potato varieties.  This time I made a fettuccine noodle mixed with a red pepper purée and comlimpented the red color with the deep green of the spinach.  I hope you agree that the colors of this recipe make Red Pepper Pasta with Spinach a recipe you wish to try.

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Red Pepper Pasta with Spinach from Feed Your Soul Too

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Red Pepper Pasta with Spinach from Feed Your Soul Too

I just love making my own pasta.  What I need to try now is to make gluten free pasta.  Since my wife and I are trying the gluten free thing, pasta using all-purpose flour or semolina does not qualify.  I really like the challenge and I certainly do not want to give up making and eating pasta.  Red pepper pasta is really cool to make.  The first step is to roast some red peppers or grab a jar from the grocery store.  Purée the red peppers in your food processor.  The purée is then added to the typical mixture of flour and eggs.  The resultant pasta is got a cool red tint.  The rest of the steps follow the traditional methods of making pasta by rolling it out, and then, cutting it into the type of noodle you desire.

Red Pepper Pasta with Spinach from Feed Your Soul Too

As I like to do, and I do digress a little, I often wonder the origin of various foods.  I think most of us assume that pasta originated in Italy.  With this next statement, many will say I have heard that as well – many believe Marco Polo brought pasta back to Italy after returning from China.  It is also suggested that the Greeks  adopted the dish from the locals when they founded Naples.  I found these facts on a website of the International Pasta Organisation.  With a name like that, it has to right!

Red Pepper Pasta with Spinach from Feed Your Soul Too

The building of the pasta dough from the red pepper purée being mixed with the flour and eggs, to forming of the dough. 

Red Pepper Pasta Ingedients in Mixing Bowl

Red Pepper Pasta Ingedients in Mixing Bowl

Dough Mixed

Dough Mixed

Dough Ball

Dough Ball

The finishing of the dough by rolling and cutting the pasta dough.

Pasta Roller Cutter

Pasta Roller Cutter

Rolled Out Pasta

Rolled Out Pasta

Pasta Drying

Pasta Drying

The Red Pepper Pasta with Spinach plated.

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Red Pepper Pasta with Spinach

Homemade pasta is so worth it.  The red color is developed by infusing the pasta with a red pepper puree.


Course

dinner

Cuisine

Italian



Prep Time 5 minutes


Cook Time 50 minutes


Total Time 55 minutes


Servings 6 people

Ingredients

Red Pepper Pasta Dough

  • 3 1/2
    Cups
    All-Purpose Flour
  • Pinch
    Salt
  • 3
    whole
    Large Eggs
  • 1/2
    Cup
    Pureed Red Peppers

Pasta Ingredients

  • 1
    Bunch
    Spinach
  • 1/2
    Pint
    Red Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/2
    Pint
    Yellow Grape Tomatoes
  • 1
    tsp
    Salt
  • 1
    tsp
    Black Pepper
  • 2
    tbsp
    Olive Oil
    divided
  • 1/4
    whole
    Red Onion
    diced

Instructions

  1. Making the Dough:

    In a food processor puree the red peppers well.

    In a stand mixer, combine the flour, salt, eggs and then add the pureed red peppers – Process until dough comes together.  If the dough does not combine, add 1 tbsp of water at a time until the dough forms.

    Then turn the dough out onto a surface and keep working it until it makes a smooth dough – knead for 5 minutes.  

    Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and let rest for at least 30 minutes.

    After the dough has rested, roll it out and then cut it into fettuccine shapes.

    Assembling the Pasta dish:

    In a skillet, heat the oil on medium heat.  Add in the spinach and cook until it wilts.  Remove and set aside.

    Add back another tbsp of oil.  Then, add the tomatoes, red onion and spices.  Cook until the tomatoes begin to blister.

    Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a double boiler.  Should only take 2 minutes.  Do not overcook it.  The pasta will be tossed in the skillet to finish.

    Add the pasta to the skillet and mix well combining with tomatoes and onions. 

    Serve and enjoy!