How To Make Colored Noodles You Can Eat?

by Jenn
Fun Colored Roman Noodles

Think of how much fun you could have if you knew how to make colored noodles.  There is so many different shapes and sizes of noodles, adding color to them can be loads of fun.  Have you ever thought about making colored noodles you could eat?

I have already shared with you how to make colored noodles, but those were not edible.  Now, it’s time to share with you how to make some fun colorful noodles that are 100% edible.  They’re fun, and your kids will love them.  If you’re like me, than you’re going to love them just as much as the kids are.  (Maybe more, but don’t tell lol)

The first time I made colored noodles I made the colored noodles you could eat, and played a little trick on the kids.  I love doing pranks on the kids.  My children are so used to it that they are really good sports, and if something crazy isn’t going on they know to be on the lookout because something is about to happen, lol.  I guess kind of the quite before the storm.

Summer’s almost here, I love having the kids home for summer and this year will be extra special.  Rather than having to worry about taking time off work to spend a day here and there at home with them, I will be home 100% of the time, being mom, doing the job I was born to do.  It really doesn’t get much better than that.

My 8 year old daughter asked me the other day if I would make her some Rainbow Roman.  It’s a fancy name for noodles and food coloring, lol.  However, to get the color to stick well and not cook out in the boiling water there’s a bit of a trick.  If you want to learn how to make color noodles you can eat, keep reading.  It’s fun, easy, and ends up being a bowl full of color that your children will love.

  • First you will cook your favorite pasta.  I normally use Roman, because my children love the darn stuff and it takes less time because the thicker noodles.  So let’s get started:
  • First you’ll choose the type of noodles you’re going to want to add color too.
  • Choose the colors you’ll be working with.
  • Cook your noodles until they are completely done, and ready to be eaten.
  • Rince and cool you’re noodles.
  • Place into baggies, divided up by colors you want to use.  If you’re planning on making 5 different colors divide the noodles up accordingly, in five different baggies.
  • Add the colors of food coloring into the different baggies of noodles.  Allow until you have the desired colors.  It can take a while to get the noodles a bright fun color, just allow them to sit and soak up the food coloring.  You can always add more if need
  • Now ring the cooked pasta one last time to get all the extra food coloring off.
  • Mix, leave in separate colors, add any topping you like, or just serve as is.

Good luck with your colorful noodles!  Remember the most important part is to have fun, you know your kids are going to love it!  Now have fun and cook your favorite pasta in color!

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23 comments

cheryl lister July 4, 2013 - 11:24 am

This is a fun idea for a “once-in-a-while” treat! Does it turn your mouth into the color of the noodles?

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marissa lee May 26, 2013 - 3:13 pm

what a great ideal…never new you can color noodles…this will be fun to make with my sister…thank you for sharing.

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Linda Bradshaw May 3, 2013 - 7:03 pm

This is such a great idea. I never thought about doing this for the foster kids for something different and fun. Thanks!!

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Brenda B April 29, 2013 - 6:46 pm

Thanks!! I have a pasta extruder and a pasta machine at home. I may try this!!

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Miranda W April 14, 2013 - 5:15 am

My Granddaughters are going to love this. Especially if they can trick Mommy with it. :)

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Mitzi Fisher April 12, 2013 - 8:58 pm

This is a awesome idea. I think I will try this and share it. Thanks!

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Jessica @ All She Cooks April 11, 2013 - 12:02 am

That is such an awesome idea!! I wish I would have seen this when my kids were a bit younger, but I might still give it a go. Thanks for the inspiring idea.

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Vicki Hale April 6, 2013 - 1:23 am

This would be so fun at christmas! or anytime really, but green and red look so good together. pinning this! Vicki

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Diana Devlin April 2, 2013 - 1:20 am

Wow, this is a really clever idea! This would be great when making a cold pasta salad for a BBQ or party! I’m going to give it a try!

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Jessica G March 26, 2013 - 9:41 pm

My son would love this. His doctors want him to go two weeks without food dye to see if his hyperactivity improves, but if dye is not his problem I will be making this for him as soon as the two weeks are over!

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tami s March 26, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Ho fun! I’m going to make these for my grandson

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Tina March 26, 2013 - 3:24 am

Thank you so much for sharing this fun and creative idea for colored noodles. I really have to try this. My son will love it. Thanks again.

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Lisa Romine March 25, 2013 - 1:32 am

I wish I would have known how to do this when my children were young.

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Heather Garcia March 25, 2013 - 12:47 am

I would love to try this… it would freak my girls out for sure. My daughter had green eggs and ham at school for Dr. Suess’s birthday and it was funny watching her eat them.

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Jeanine March 24, 2013 - 11:58 pm

Fun idea! I’d warn folks that it would stain clothing and skin though, just in case they didn’t realize. I can see blue chins everywhere!!

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lisa March 24, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Cute idea for kids. I don’t think I’d be able to eat it. No reason except I’m a bit picky when it comes to food.

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Fee (Phyllis) Roberts March 24, 2013 - 5:09 pm

This looks like it could be a great school project =D

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Helene Tienda March 24, 2013 - 7:00 am

I so want to try this. Thanks for the fun idea. The kids will love it!!

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Maddie Klingaman March 23, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Sounds like a really fun thing for kids! I, however, would not want colored noodles, but then again, I’m a bore.

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Maria Iemma March 23, 2013 - 3:55 pm

What a great idea, my grandkids will get a great kick out of this….

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md kennedy March 23, 2013 - 2:48 pm

So cool – you could color-coordinate noodles for every holiday!

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Lily @Militaryfamof8 March 23, 2013 - 10:26 am

pinning!
definitely going to try!

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Lettie March 23, 2013 - 9:52 am

Great idea for sure! Though I might try it just a bit different by letting the noodles sit in natural dyes like radish or beets for example this way they get colors and extra nutrition :)

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