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Beet Pesto Pasta

Dinner  |  Published on May 25, 2017  |  Last modified on Aug 20, 2019

You will love this pasta for summer BBQs, parties, and more! |Krollskorner.com

You can’t BEAT this Beet Pesto Pasta! Perfect for Memorial Day weekend or any summer gathering!

Beets are always so messy but I love cooking with them because they have such a pretty color and they are too healthy to ignore. With beets containing antioxidants and phytochemicals… and aiding in supporting liver health and lowering blood pressure these messy root vegetables are a-maz-ing. 

You will love this pasta for summer BBQs, parties, and more! |Krollskorner.com

I made this recipe back in June of 2015 and wanted to retake the pictures and update the recipe a little – I had forgotten how tasty this recipe is! 

Beet Pesto Pasta

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Author: Tawnie Kroll


  • 3 beets washed
  • 1/2 box of bow tie pasta
  • 3 tsp. garlic chopped
  • Juice + zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and place the cleaned beets in for 30-40 minutes, or until soft. Fork should easily poke through the beets. While the beets are cooking, bring another pot of water to boil to cook the bow ties.
  • Once cooked, drained beets and peel the skin off. Chop the beets and place into a food processor. Add in all of the ingredients, except the parm, and blend until smooth. Add more olive oil if needed.
  • Once bow ties are cooked, mix the beet pesto in with the drained noodles. Add the parm and serve immediately.
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  1. Not only are beets delicious, but that COLOR!! They can just about turn any dish into a beautiful piece of art 🙂 This sounds so delicious!

  2. What a beautiful colour! I love the idea and have some beets in the fridge at the moment – I think I’d be afraid to eat it without an apron on though!

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