Spinach pasta, butter and parmesan

Nothing gets kids more excited about eating than cooking, and you’ll be hard pressed to find any kid that doesn’t love pasta. This is spinach pasta – made with freshly pureed spinach. The colour is incredible… the bright green makes it look like something out of a Shrek movie! And it’s a great way to hide more veggies in kids meals.

Getting kids excited about cooking is the easy part, the hard part is cleaning up! Although making a mess can be fun for the kids, it’s not so fun for the adults. We found a really awesome Pasta and Noodle Maker from Philips which is super easy (it self kneads and self extrudes, you can make fresh pasta in under 15 minutes) but most importantly it doesn’t make a mess like a traditional pasta machine. Tick!

And because fresh home made pasta tastes so good, you don’t need to add much in terms of sauce. Some freshly grated parmesan and lush Lurpak butter makes everything taste better.

Watch us teach Simon and his kids this recipe on Kitchen Rescue on TenPlay

Spinach pasta, butter and parmesan


Cooked in25 minutes



For the pasta
•2 x Philips Pasta maker cup measures of type 00 flour (420g)
•1/3 cup firmly packed baby spinach leaves
•1 egg
•Pinch salt

For the sauce
•160g Lurpak slightly salted butter
•160g parmesan cheese, grated


1. Place baby spinach and egg in a measuring jug, and top up with just enough water to fill to 200ml. Blend using the Philips opti chop until very smooth.
2. Place flour along with some salt into Philips pasta and noodle maker. Start according to setting and slowly add wet mixture of spinach and egg. Prepare according to the manufacturer's instructions to any desired shape you like.
3. Bring a large pot of well salted water to the boil. Boil pasta until just al dente, then drain.
4. Toss hot pasta through Lurpak slightly salted butter, and serve with a fresh grating of parmesan

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