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Beets are packed with nutrients, they have amazing health benefits, and they're surprisingly versatile. But did you know that beets can also make a delicious pasta?

That's right, with just a few simple ingredients, you can turn this humble root vegetable into a gourmet pasta dish that will tantalize your taste buds and leave your dinner guests begging for more. Here are 3 of our favorite beet pasta & 2 pasta sauce recipes.

Beet Pasta Making: BEFORE / AFTER

Beet Pasta

1. Beet Ravioli & Ricotta Cheese, Spinach

This beet pasta recipe is not only delicious but also incredibly filling. It's made with homemade beet ravioli filled with ricotta cheese, spinach, and nuts for a hearty meal that will satisfy even the hungriest of appetites. Serve it with a side salad for an even more nutritious meal.

  • 2 medium beets, peeled and grated
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of your favorite nuts, chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the beet and ricotta cheese until combined.
  2. Add in the chopped spinach and nuts (optional).
  3. Roll out your dough into thin sheets and cut it into small circles using a biscuit cutter or a glass cup.
  4. Place a teaspoon of the beet-ricotta mixture in the center of each circle and fold it up, pressing down to seal the edges.
  5. Boil ravioli for 8-10 minutes or until they are cooked through.
  6. Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy!

2. Pink Beetroot Pesto Macaroni

For those who are looking for something a little different, this beet pasta dish is sure to please. With its bright pink color and vibrant flavor, this beetroot pesto macaroni is sure to make a statement at the dinner table. Top it with your favorite cheese and you have an amazing dish that's sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

  • 2 medium beets, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Zest from one lemon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the beetroot. Boil for 15 minutes or until soft.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the cashews, garlic, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Process until smooth.
  3. Drain the beetroot and add it to the food processor. Pulse until just combined.
  4. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni according to package instructions.
  5. Once cooked, drain the macaroni and return it to the pot. Add in the beetroot pesto and stir until well combined.
  6. Serve warm with your favorite cheese!

3. Pasta With Beet, Cranberries & Feta Cheese

This beet pasta recipe is packed with flavor and nutrition. The sweetness of the beet pairs perfectly with the tartness of the cranberries and the richness of the feta cheese. Throw in some French wine and you have a dish that looks as good as it tastes.

  • 2 medium beets, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup French white wine
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the beetroot. Boil for 15 minutes or until soft.
  2. Drain the beetroot and add it to a large bowl. Add in the cranberries, wine, and feta cheese and stir until combined.
  3. Cut your dough into thin strips and shape them into small spirals or shells.
  4. Boil the beet pasta for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Serve with the beet, cranberry, and feta cheese mixture and enjoy!

Beet Pasta Sauce

1. Creamy Beet Sauce

  • 2 medium beets, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the beet puree over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the cream, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Toss your beet pasta with the creamy beet sauce and serve!

2. Beet & Balsamic Sauce

  • 2 medium beets, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the beet puree over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Toss your beet pasta with this beet and balsamic sauce for an amazing dish!

Tips & Tricks

  • Top your beet pasta with some toasted pine nuts for added crunch.
  • Don't forget the cheese of your choice for an extra bit of deliciousness.
  • Add some fresh herbs such as parsley, rosemary, or basil to give it more flavor and aroma.
  • For an extra dose of protein, and you're not vegan, add in some cooked shrimp or grilled chicken.
  • Swap out the balsamic vinegar for some red wine or sherry vinegar if you want a different flavor profile.
  • Use beet juice in place of water when boiling your beet pasta to give it even more beet flavor!

No matter which beet pasta recipe you choose, it's sure to be a hit. Packed with color and flavor, beet pasta is sure to brighten up any meal!

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