Spinach and Homemade Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 1x



  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • pinch salt
  • a couple handfuls of spinach
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed


  1. Combine whole wheat flour and salt on a clean surface. Make a well, add egg and water. Using a fork, whisk egg and slowly begin to incorporate flour.
  2. Continue to incorporate flour and a paste will soon form. Continue to mix (eventually ditching the fork for your hands) and knead dough into a smooth ball.
  3. Let sit for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Roll out dough to as thin as you can still handle. Using a knife or a pizza cutter (classy, I know), cut strips of pasta. You can also use a pasta roller/maker (which makes this easier.)
  5. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Toss pasta in and let cook for 3-4 minutes, pasta should rise to the top.
  6. Melt butter in sauce pan. Add in garlic and rosemary, cooking until garlic is fragrant. Toss with freshly cooked pasta and spinach. Let cook for a minute or two until spinach just begins to wilt. Serve with a bit of grated parmesan cheese.