Rotoli Di Pasta or Pasta Rolls

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
YIELD: 8 slices




  • Saute the spinach until wilted. Cool then chop. Mix with the cheeses and nutmeg.
  • Pour the flour on the counter and make a well. Mix the eggs in a bowl to break the yolks then pour into flour well. Pulling from the sides of flour, keep incorporating flour into the eggs until all flour is used up. Sprinkle with flour and knead dough until smooth and not sticky.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and allow to rest 30 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough with a rolling pin into a rectangle until it is roughly 1/8 inch thick of less. This takes some elbow grease.
  • Spread the spinach mixture evenly across the surface, leaving a one inch border on one side. Roll the pasta up from the side opposite the border to form a roll. Wrap with doubled cheesecloth and secure both ends and middle with string. Boil in salty like the sea water for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and allow to rest, wrapped, 20 minutes. Remove cheesecloth and slice into one inch pinwheels.
  • To serve, ladle some sauce on a plate and serve to 'wheel's per person.
  • Notes: I have made this with Swiss Chard which is also delicious. I serve this as a side dish to chicken parmesan and green salad. Also good with fresh sage added to the cheese mixture.
  • Goes best with a light red dinner wine or a rose.