4 from 7 reviews

Beet Pesto Pasta

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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. 

a bowl of pasta covered with beet pesto

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! 

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4 from 7 reviews

Beet Pesto Pasta

Servings: 4 people
Vibrant and full of nutrients! This beet pesto is a great alternative to the classic basil pesto. It's vegetarian, colorful and very tasty.


  • 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

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  • 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, drain beets and carefully peel the skin off. Chop the beets and place into a food processor. Add in all of the ingredients, except the cheese, 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 cheese and serve immediately.


You will have extra pesto. Save for up to 5 days.
Use pre-cooked beets if you’d like (I prefer the “Love Beets” brand)

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated. It should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Kroll’s Korner can’t make any guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

beet pesto pasta on a white plate

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No basil in your pesto?


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!

Emily @ Zen & Spice

This is so colorful and awesome looking!! I love beets. I’ve never tried making a pasta sauce out of them, yet!

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Love beets and love that natural color!


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!