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Beet Pasta Recipe

This Beet Pasta Recipe is perfect for spring! Made with fresh beet pasta, lemon juice, a touch of olive oil, arugula, goat cheese, and toasted pine nuts, this pasta is easy, fresh, and delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: beet pasta
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 466kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beet fusilli *
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts toasted**

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the olive oil and lemon juice together in a small bowl.
  • Once pasta is cooked, drain, but reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Toss the pasta with the lemon/oil sauce.
  • Optional - Add the reserved cooking liquid 1/4 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached. I actually didn’t need any when I served this right away, but as time goes on, it will dry out, so moisten it with the pasta water as needed. :)
  • Gently stir in arugula, lemon zest, goat cheese, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with pine nuts.

Notes

*Don't have beet fusilli? That's ok! Use your favorite short pasta!
**To toast pine nuts: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pine nuts on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 2-4 minutes. Watch carefully as they burn easily!

Nutrition

Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.9mg