Beetroot pasta in purple bowl with spoon, blue-and-white stripy cloth and raw beetroot on wooden board in background.
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Roasted Beetroot Pasta Recipe

This vibrant roasted beetroot pasta sauce is low in fat and nutritious.  It contains a handful of ingredients and is super easy to put together.  Your mac'n cheese never looked so good!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine International
Keyword beetroot, pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 349kcal
Author Monika Dabrowski

Ingredients

  • 250 g raw macaroni or another pasta, enough for 4, reserve at least 1/2 of water from boiling the pasta
  • 200 g beetroot peeled weight
  • 1 red onion peeled, cut into 6 wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves whole, peeled
  • 2 tbsp fromage frais
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese finely grated, ensure it's vegetarian

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C/ gas mark 6. Whilst the vegetables are in the oven boil the pasta in salted water according to package instructions. Drain and reserve at least 1/2 cup of the water from cooking.
  • Peel the beetroot, cut into wedges and place in your oven dish. Add the onion and garlic, season and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of oil. Bake for 30 minutes or until the beetroot is tender. Halfway through remove the garlic from the oven and stir the beets and onion. Puree the vegetables along with the garlic, fromage frais and 1/3 cup of the water from cooking the pasta (you can add more later if needed). Season to taste and set aside.
  • Combine the beetroot sauce with the pasta and grated parmesan, stir, adjust the seasoning (and add more water if needed) and serve.

Notes

  • The sauce: You could use (low fat) creme fraiche instead of the fromage frais if you prefer.  Add the water gradually to get the consistency you want.
  • The pasta: Use any pasta shapes you like.
  • Best served immediately. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. You may have to add a splash of water (and adjust the seasoning) when reheating the pasta.
  • Freeze individual portions in an airtight container for up to 3 months.  Alternatively freeze just the sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg