Beet pasta dough (aka pink pasta) recipe

Looking for a fun and healthy way to enjoy your pasta? Look no further than beet pasta dough! This recipe is not only easy to follow, but it is also packed with nutrients that will help keep you energized throughout the day. Beets are a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and B6. Not to mention, they give the pasta a beautiful pink hue. So why not give it a try? You may be surprised at how delicious it is.

List of ingredients

  • Beets
    100 Grams (g)
  • All-purpose flour
    2 Cups (c)
  • Salt
    1/4 Tea spoons (tsp)
  • Olive oil
    1/2 Tea spoons (tsp)
  • Water
    as needed

As you might have noticed all this ingredients are plant based, making this recipe is 100% vegetarian and vegan.

Steps to make Beet pasta dough (aka pink pasta) recipe

  1. Cook the beets

    We first need to cook the beets. There are several ways to cook beets, but we recommend steaming them for around 20 minutes. By steaming them instead of boiling them the beets will retain more of its nutrients.

  2. Mix the ingredients

    Add the beets and flour to a food processor and run it until the beets break down, then add the salt and olive oil and run it again until everything is well mixed together. At this point you should be looking at a crumbly mix If you don’t have or don’t want to use a food processor you can blend the cooked beets in a blender or even mash them by hand (in this case you might want to steam them for 5-10 extra minutes to soften them a bit more).

  3. Slowly add water until achieving a doughy texture

    Slowly add water to the mix and mix until the crumbly mix starts turning into a dough. If your dough is too sticky you can add a bit more flour, and if it’s too dry a bit more water, but don’t rely on this fix, add the ingredients little by little instead, it’s always better if you can achieve the desired texture with the specified ingredients and quantities.

  4. Knead the dough and let it rest

    Once the dough has come together, turn it out onto a floured surface and knead for about five minutes. Then, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.

  5. Let’s make some pink pasta!

    After the dough has rested, you are ready to start turning that dough into which ever type of pasta you like! You can use a mechanic pasta making machine to make penne or other extruded pasta shapes. You can also knead the dough by hand on a floured surface and roll it into thin sheets (using a rolling pin or a manual pasta machine), then cut them into Linguine, Fettuccine, or even Pappardelle!


Just two little tips to help you master the beet pasta dough:

  • Keep an eye on your beet pasta while boiling it. It will probably need a few more minutes than your usual pasta.
  • The beet already adds a very nice flavor to the pasta, so even though it will go well with almost any sauce, we recommend you keep it simple and enjoy the earthy flavor of the beet. Try something as simple as a little bit of extra virgin oil, salt and pepper!

So there you have it! A simple and delicious recipe for beet pasta dough. Give it a try the next time you’re in the mood for something a little different. You won’t be disappointed.

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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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