Having Fun With Whole Wheat Pasta

It’s so much fun to make pasta and the flavor is so much better than store-bought plus you can control what goes into it.

This time my daughter wanted to help me. I used 100% whole wheat and made the dough, adding a little olive oil (2 tablespoons of oil for 1 cup of whole wheat flour), since whole wheat has a tendency to be dry. We also added about a tablespoon of dried basil into the dough.

My daughter helped rolling it out, and then we cut up the pasta into her favorite shapes using Play-Doh cutters (nope, I don’t have cookie cutters at home – but you can use whatever you have on hand). We made moons and bears and butterflies…

Just drop into heavily salted, boiling water and cook till done (about 5-7 minutes). Drain and toss with your favorite pasta sauce or just cheese, butter and herbs. It was an easy and delicious dinner.


21 Comments Add yours

  1. Raaga says:

    totally agree… and mixing spices in the dough makes it so flavourful 🙂


  2. kavya is a darling and it shows in the pasta.. so cool.. i will try adding some oregano… only u can come up with such ideas na anu?


  3. Sunshinemom says:

    Cool! The duck looks so definite and pretty even from a distance:)


  4. raaji says:

    hoho playing with dough and making shapes out of them used to be my job as kid….yaa making them at home is real nice thing to do…


  5. DEESHA says:

    cool .. they looks soo cute


  6. Sangeeth says:

    very creative and fun activity


  7. Cham says:

    wow, that is fun if we have a kid and much easier to make them eat also!


  8. Bharti says:

    How fun! My son and I are checking out the shapes and enjoying them as well.BTW, ever heard of fresh pasta w/o eggs? I’ve never come across a fresh pasta recipe that doesn’t call for eggs. Thanks goodness (for me) the dried kind don’t have eggs.


  9. mitr_bayarea says:

    So, so cute- its nice that your daughter helped too.


  10. mitr_bayarea says:

    So, so cute- its nice that your daughter helped too.


  11. Mallika says:

    Very cute (and clever). I think she’s a food blogger in the making…


  12. Ranjani says:

    So cute!! bet it was a fun activity from om and daughter:)


  13. Arundathi says:

    Raaga – Yup, it sure does.Swati – 🙂 Thanks. Oregano is a great idea.Sunshinemom – Doesn’t it! lol! I enjoyed it too!Raaji – its so much fun – wish i had been doing this as a kid!Deesha – thanks!Sangeeth – Thanks.Divya Vikram – Thanks.Cham – so true – we had lots of funBharti – I don’t recall seeing a recipe without eggs – I’ll definitely try and find oneMitr_bayarea – thanks. Mallika – hmm not sure about blogger, but definitely a foodie.Ranjani – Yes it sure was!


  14. Jayashree says:

    Awww…that looks so cute, Anu.


  15. What a nifty idea,, Health food and fun looking you must have gotten all the cool mom points on this one eh?


  16. Usha says:

    Very cool…looks cute too 🙂


  17. Arundathi says:

    Jayashree – Thanks!Aparna Inguva – yup, sure did! now if only there was something I could do with veggies!Usha – thank you!


  18. Your daughter would love these for their cute shapes plus the fact that she was able to help “mommy” to make them:D


  19. Madhuram says:

    Awesome, I love that cute little duck and butterfly.


  20. Arundathi says:

    Valli – thanks – she did love themMadhu – lol – I loved the duckie too!


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