Homemade Pasta 3 Ways – Bow Ties – Orange Colored Pasta – Part III

Homemade Pasta 3 Ways – Bow Ties – Orange Colored Pasta – Part III

This concludes my 3 part series of pasta 3 ways, 3 different shapes, 3 different vegetables.  It is my hope that I have inspired you to create your own pasta.  Once you have savored homemade pasta … there is no turning back.  Is it worth the effort and time … YES …absolutely, positively YES YES YES!!!  Enjoy and experience pasta at its finest!

Pasta Dough – Orange Color

  • 2-1/4 Cups Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup carrots, cooked and finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Water (as needed)
  • Dash of Salt


Put eggs and carrots together in food processor and pulse to combine. Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour.

Add to the middle well of flour the eggs and carrot mixture, olive oil, and water.  Add flour or extra water to dough as needed – consistency should not be sticky. With beater attachment, beat on low for 1 minute. Switch to dough hook and mix for 6 minutes. Take dough and cover in plastic wrap and let rest for at least 10 minutes.

Split dough in half and roll each half into desired thickness.  Using a pastry wheel, cut into sections of 2-1/2″ x 1 inch squares.  Place your index finger in the middle of the square and then bring the top and bottom to meet your finger, and press to seal the middle, making your bow!  That’s all there is to it.  Once you do a few it goes quickly.  If not using right away, place on a cookie sheet until frozen, then place in a zip lock freezer bag.  To cook, take directly from the freezer into boiling salted water, boil for approximately 4-5 minutes or until pasta floats to the top.


24 thoughts on “Homemade Pasta 3 Ways – Bow Ties – Orange Colored Pasta – Part III

  1. I want to make the purple dough. Is it beets that give it that beautiful color? Can the dough be made a day in advance before its rolled out and formed into bow ties? Last question, how much beet do you add to the dough? Thanks so much. Be well!

    • Hi Leslie. Yes, it is beets. I use 1/4 cup finely chopped beets and put those and the eggs in a food processor to mix then add them to the dough. I did make the dough ahead of time once. Just make sure you give it some time to come to room temperature. Happy pasta making! Have a great weekend.

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