Homemade Sprouted Flour Pasta with 5-Minute Garlic Butter Herb Sauce

I love pasta. It was my meal-to-end-all-meals as a child and, to be honest, most of my adult life. Since converting to real food, pasta isn’t on the menu as much but we still enjoy it on occasion. Our shopping list usually includes some pre-made sprouted flour pastas (like these) and the organic brown-rice pasta from the health food store (which are incredible for making dishes like mac and cheese).

Homemade Sprouted Flour Pasta

Since switching to real food, I find I don’t miss the carb-loaded plates of past piled high with noodles, sauce, and cheese which (as a vegetarian) was a huge part of my “healthy” diet. I still love pasta, but instead of needing it for sustenance, it’s now a delicious meal that I enjoy simply for the food that it is.

But fresh pasta?! Isn’t that a pain to make? While it can be a tad time-consuming, the end result is well worth it – and it’s not as difficult as it seems. I make this recipe twice a month, and we savor it every time. What I love about making homemade pasta is the simplicity of ingredients that I control and that I can make it with my sprouted flour (read all about why we sprout our flour here) for maximum digestibility.

My husband and I love this recipe, these noodles are satisfying and taste like you are eating real, homemade food. They are delicate little pasta dumplings, rich and delicious. I mean, c’mon, who wouldn’t want a delicious pasta dumpling?

Ingredient List Ick!

One reason I make my own homemade pasta is because “ingredients” in conventional dry pasta you can buy at the store are just not real. I had quite a time trying to even locate ingredient lists for store-bought pasta online. I had an old, half-used box lying around so I was able to snap a picture (and then throw the old box away). What are half of these ingredients and why are they in my pasta? I know I would rather not eat them!

Pasta Ingredient List

Plus this homemade pasta tastes so much better!

Homemade Sprouted Flour Pasta with 5-Minute Garlic Butter Herb Sauce

The Fundamentals – Pasta

2 cups sprouted flour
3 whole pastured eggs
1 pastured egg yolk
2 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil (where to buy olive oil)
extra sprouted flour
sea salt

1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients through the olive oil. Pulse until a soft dough ball forms.

Making Sprouted Flour Pasta

2. Remove the dough ball from processor and knead gently on the counter for about a minutes. Then form the dough into an 8-inch log and wrap up. Let rest on the counter for a minimum of one hour up to four hours.

3. After resting, cut the log equally into five or six pieces. Start flattening out one of the pasta dough cuts into a circle. Dust each side of the circle with a small amount of sprouted flour. Place it in between two sheets of parchment paper and, using a rolling-pin, roll out into desired thickness (you may need to flip the dough over in the parchment paper a few times to get it moving).

Rolling Out Sprouted Flour Pasta

4. After rolling out your dough, let it rest on the counter for another twenty minutes to stiffen up a bit. Next cut into desired shapes using a knife or pizza cutter (I went with fettuccine)!

Cut Strips in Sprouted Flour Pasta

5. Cook in sea salted boiling water for 3 to 6 minutes, until you’ve reached your preferred pasta “done-ness”.  Strain the pasta, then add your favorite sauce (like the garlic butter one below), and it’s ready to serve!

Cut Sprouted Flour Pasta

The Fundamentals – Garlic Herb Butter Sauce

3 to 4 cloves of garlic, diced
6 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon organic dried tarragon
1/4 teaspoon organic dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon organic dried basil
salt sea & pepper

1. In a sauce pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Chop up the garlic and add it to the melted butter. Gently cook the garlic only slightly, for about one to two minutes. Mix in the salt, pepper, and herbs.

2. Add to the pasta freshly strained pasta and enjoy!

Sprouted Flour Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce

What’s your favorite way to enjoy pasta?

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14 Thoughts on “Homemade Sprouted Flour Pasta with 5-Minute Garlic Butter Herb Sauce

  1. Your Pasta looks amazing! Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. I always thought I’d never make my own pasta because it just sounded so hard to do. Your post, though, makes it look really easy (and delicious, too)! I think I might take the plunge one day soon and use your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

    • I hope you enjoy it! It was easier than I thought too and not super messy. :) I hope you enjoy the process and the final-product!

      –K

  4. Looks great. love making home made pasta, but can never remember my recipe. This looks close enough. I will get right on it!

  5. Erin on June 11, 2013 at 9:43 am said:

    Could you use coconut oil instead of olive oil? or would it mess with the consistency?

    • Hi Erin,

      Coconut Oil would work fine but the end product might be very thick as it will solidify more in the fridge. The mayo gets thicker with time too. It would be harder to spread but I know it would taste good. :)

      –K

  6. I’m all for making homemade and reading ingredient labels (which I’ve been doing since I was a child, that is about 25 years). But come on! At least know the difference between the chemical names of fillers and nutrients! Riboflavin is vitamin B2, thiamine is B1, niacin is B3 and folic acid is also a vitamin B. Processing depletes the vitamin B in grains, especially in non-whole-wheat pastas, so manufacturers add them back. Homamde does not really guarantee that these will stay, because it depends on what flour you start with and these are water soluble so boiling pasta rids them of the vitamin B as well.

    • Hi Sue,

      Thank you for your comment. While I understand that companies “add back in” the B-vitamin components to pasta – mine is made fresh, less-processed, does not have “extras” added in, and in general is cooked for a shorter amount of time. I will take that over any box of processed pasta. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Katie

    • Scarlet on January 9, 2014 at 9:16 am said:

      Isn’t it nicer when we can find the good in what people share. We are read these blogs by our choice. Katie you had a very nice response to this somewhat rude comment. Have a terrific day.

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