Pink Pasta: A Delicious and Instagramable Spin on Traditional Recipes

We all know that pink is the new black, and pasta is the new Rockstar of the culinary world. So when you put them together, you get an amazing dish that’s not only delicious, but also Instagramable! In this post we are going to be talking about pink pasta. What’s all the buzz around it? Is it any good? Is it healthy? How do you make it?

As our cooking becomes more creative chefs and amateurs around the globe are trying to spin traditional recipes into something new, something delicious, something surprising… and why not, something that can go viral on social media as well! 

What’s all the buzz around pink pasta?

One thing that makes pasta unique is it’s adaptability. Recipes are relatively simple to evolve without loosing it’s essence. It has been done for centuries, and we certainly were not going to stop now! 

Pink pasta is one of these new spins on traditional recipes. The dish is currently trending and gaining popularity, thank in part to social media. The beautiful color of this dish is what makes it so popular on Instagram. But it’s not all just about looks, it’s also delicious! It’s distinctive color usually comes from beetroot (not always though, some people use food coloring too), which sweetness also pairs perfectly with the savory flavors of cheese and tomato sauce.

When you think about it, pink pasta is a tasty, healthy and visually impacting dish, a perfect recipe for virality in today’s world! Here you can see just a few examples of influencers posting their pics of pink pasta on social media. Who wouldn’t stop if this post showed up in your feed!

Is pink pasta healthy?

Within the world of pasta, yes, pink pasta can be considered healthy, and in most cases also vegetarian and vegan.

As we mentioned before, the beautiful color of this dish usually comes from beetroot. Beetroots are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They’re also low in calories and fat. So pink pasta made with beetroot is a healthy option if you’re looking for a lighter dish.

Beetroot is a vegan food, and as we mentioned before, it’s usually what gives pink pasta its color, so when you add beetroot to any already vegan pasta dough recipe or sauce recipes, the result still remains began. Just be careful if you are using pre-processed products in your recipe. Some tomato sauces for example may contain dairy products and even animal-based ingredients, so always make sure to check the label of these products to make sure your dish remains 100% vegan.

Ways to make pink pasta?

There are two ways to make pink pasta, you can either add beetroot to the dough or use it to make a pink sauce.

If you want to add beetroot to the dough, you need to cook the beetroots first. Boil them until they’re soft enough to mash. Once they’re cooked, mash them and add them to the dough along with the other ingredients. That’s the basic idea, but if you want to make your own pink pasta dough we recommend you follow our recipe here:

If you want to make a pink sauce, you need to cook the beetroots and then blend them until you have a smooth sauce. Then add the pink sauce to your pasta dish once it’s cooked. Again, that’s just to understand how the sauce becomes pink, but if you want to try it yourself, be sure to check our recipe for pink pasta sauce, where you will find all the ingredients and steps in more detail.

Have you tried pink pasta? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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My name is Guillermo Luciano Carone. I’m a food enthusiast, and as I’m sure you can tell by my middle and last names, Italy is well embedded into my DNA! I love cooking, eating and learning about the things I cook and eat. My goal here is to share my passion for traditional Italian food, and hopefully make you a little bit more of an Italian-food-fan than you might already be yourself!

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