Handmade Stinging Nettle Pasta Recipe

stinging nettle pasta

Fresh stinging nettle is one of our most nutritious wild foods and makes a great cooked green, and it's also a perfect addition to fresh hand-made pasta.  Since it keeps its bright green color after cooking, it makes a beautiful and healthful pasta.


Anonymous's picture

If I've already dried my nettle: how would you advise I use it in making the pasta?

Cindy's picture

You can try crushing your nettle and then add a tablespoon or two to the mix. You may want to reduce the amount of flour by the amount of nettle since you're adding the nettle dried. I would also add a little olive oil. You probably won't get the same intense green but I haven't tried this, so I'm not sure how it will work. Let me know if you try it.

Marie's picture

Hi, hope you dont mind me asking? But 2 T Butter... is that Teaspoons, Tablespoons or something else? Thanks in advance.

Eric Orr's picture

Hi Marie, that's 2 tablespoons.

Amanda's picture

How well does this pasta store? I'd love to make a bunch and perhaps freeze it while the nettles are young and tender.

Eric Orr's picture

Hey, Amanda, sorry for the late response. It should freeze fine and keep its color although we've never made that much at one time since we have such a small pasta machine. I don't think drying it would be a good idea, though.

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