Homemade Beet Pasta

Homemade Bowtie Beet Pasta by Natalie Paramore

Oh yes. It’s beet pasta. I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for a while. I’ve been pining away and found a few recipes that looked easy enough to take a go at. I will say I have a theory that beets were never as popular as they are today until the advent of Pinterest. That bright fuscia color is so eye-catching! I mean I know I am a sucker for it. I wasn’t always a big beet fan. They have that very distinct, uh, dirt taste. Like they have an earthy flavor that reminds me of dirt. But I have found that pairing beets with certain flavors makes for some killer combos, like Beet Lemonade, Beet Waffles and pretty much anything with goat cheese and beets. There is something about sweet and beet too. So, I have definitely learned to love this crazy, colorful root vegetable.

How to Make Beet Pasta by Natalie ParamoreAfter looking at several recipes, I have been dreaming of making homemade pasta. I always thought pasta making would be hard, but the posts were so pretty and made it look so simple and easy. Several of those bloggers even said it was. Well, wrong, haha. This recipe was not that easy. Maybe it is because it took me a while to get my beet puree and flour ratios correct. But pasta making is hard, but fun, but really time consuming. So pick your battles and only tackle it if you’ve got a couple of hours to devote to the process. Hopefully this batch of dough will last me a few meals. There was nothing super difficult about it, just takes a little elbow grease and time. And I only wish I would have had step by step photos, so lucky for you, I took these and hopefully it will make it a little easier on you 🙂

Easy Roasted Beet Pasta by Natalie Paramore

You’ll need:

2 large beets

6 cups of flour + more for rolling out dough

3 eggs

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 teaspoon of kosher salt

Makes 6-8 servings

How to Make Roasted Beet Pasta by Natalie Paramore

Start off by peeling the beets. Then wrap them tightly with foil and roast for 40 minutes at 450 degrees.

Roasted Beet Pasta by Natalie Paramore

How to Make Pasta at Home by Natalie Paramore

Let the beet cool a bit, then dice them up.

How to Make Beet Pasta Dough by Natalie Paramore

In a blender or food processor, puree beets, eggs, olive oil and salt until smooth. About 1 minute.

Easy Homemade Beet Pasta Dough by Natalie Paramore

Combine beet puree and flour. Start with three cups of flours and mix on slow with the dough hook until well combined. Add a cup of flour at a time until all remaining flour is combined. Dough should be a little tacky, and forming a ball in the mixer and not sticking to the sides of the bowl. If dough is too wet, add more flour. If dough is dry, add water, one teaspoon at a time.

Beet Pasta Dough by Natalie Paramore

Next knead the dough by hand for 5-7 minutes on a floured surface.

How to Roll Out Pasta by Natalie Paramore

Then roll out dough. Be sure to get it nice and thin. As thin as you can get it without ripping.

How to Make Beet Farfalle by Natalie Paramore

Beet Pasta Made Easy by Natalie Paramore

You can use a pasta cutter like the ones I have, or use a knife or pizza roller to cut the pasta into the shapes like you want.

How to Make Beet Bowtie Pasta by Natalie Paramore

To make bowtie pasta, use the pasta cutter then pinch the center of the shape.

How to Make farfalle pasta by Natalie Paramore

How to make bowtie pasta by Natalie Paramore

Homemade Farfalle Beet Pasta by Natalie Paramore

Beet Bowtie Pasta by Natalie Paramore

Once you finish rolling out and making your little bowties, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, it is ok if they are still a little moist, they will just cook faster. Add a little olive oil to the water and stir to make sure that the pasta doesn’t stick to one another.

Easy Homemade Beet Pasta by Natalie Paramore

Drain pasta and serve with your favorite dressing, sauce or topping. I dressed my pasta with this lemon shallot vinaigrette dressing. Which is delicious on everything, so make a lot and thank me later.

Easy Beet Pasta by Natalie ParamoreHomemade Beet Pasta by Natalie Paramore

This would be great topped with fresh parmesan, sauteed mushrooms or tossed with spinach.

Beet Pasta by Natalie Paramore

A little sprinkle of salt and there you have it!

Homemade Beet Pasta with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette by Natalie ParamoreEnjoy!

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7 Comments

  1. that is some seriously delicious looking pasta.. beautifully captured also. love it!

    Reply
    • Natalie Paramore July 29, 2014

      Thanks Thalia! It turned out delicious and was definitely worth it 🙂

      Reply
  2. Christine August 13, 2014

    Your photos are gorgeous! I love the beet pasta bow ties and will have to attempt a gluten free version!

    Reply
    • Natalie Paramore August 13, 2014

      Thank you Christine! Yes, please do let me know how the gluten free version turns out.

      Reply
  3. sweetashoneynz August 15, 2014

    I really like the ideas of using beet in pasta. Lovely pictures too!

    Reply
  4. Pascal February 20, 2016

    Thanks for the recipe.
    However, whenever I cook the pasta, it looses most of it’s color, and turns almost pink. Is there a way to avoid this?
    Thanks

    Reply

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