This fresh pasta needs only a brief 3–5 minutes cooking time in boiling water. If you don't have a pasta machine, you can hand-roll the dough to achieve a rustic version of this high-fiber pasta.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 2; Serving Size 4 ounces
- ½ cup whole-wheat flour
- ½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 teaspoons water
Combine flours and salt. Make a well in the center.
Combine egg and water. Pour into the well in the flour mixture. Gradually bring the flour into the egg with a fork to form a dough.
Knead dough for 10 minutes. Wrap in plastic.
Let rest 45 minutes before rolling with a pasta machine.
Protein: 10.46 grams
Carbohydrates: 45.92 grams
Fiber: 4.50 grams
Fat: 3.37 grams
To Buy a Pasta Machine or Not to Buy One?
If you are interested in adding a variety of fibrous grains and flours to your diet, it's worthwhile to get yourself a pasta machine. They are very simple to use. The old-fashioned hand-cranked machines are fun to use. It's a great way to get the whole family involved. Kids are more likely to eat pastas that have spinach and whole grains in them if they are involved in making them.