Beet Pasta Sauce

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2 Beets small, washed and scrubbed
1 bulb Garlic top cut off
¼ cup Olive oil extra-virgin, divided
12 oz Rigatoni
1 block Vegan feta cheese 200 g, cubed, reserve some for serving
½ Lemon small, juiced
1 pinch Sea salt plus more to taste
Black pepper to taste
For serving:
¼ cup Pecans or walnuts, toasted
Basil leaves, sliced, to taste

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Beet Pasta Sauce


This vibrant Beet Pasta Sauce features vegan feta, roasted beets and garlic, and it’s about to take your pasta game to a whole new level! The lush combination of beets and garlic is a classic, but adding creamy feta is a modern touch that makes this pasta sauce sing. The recipe is healthy and makes for a crave-worthy vegan meal. I like to add a sprinkle of toasted pecans and basil on top but feel free to substitute your favorite nuts and fragrant herbs.

Start with the beets and garlic. Drizzle the beets and garlic with oil, wrap in foil, and roast for 40 minutes. You can save time by roasting the beets and garlic in advance and store in the fridge until you are ready to cook. While the beets cool, boil the pasta. Be sure to reserve some pasta cooking water to thin the sauce. Add the peeled beets, roasted garlic cloves, vegan feta, olive oil, lemon juice, a few tablespoons of pasta water, and a pinch of salt and black pepper to a food processor and purée until smooth and creamy. Thin the sauce if needed. Toss the pasta with the beet sauce and serve. Enjoy!

To make this Beet Pasta Sauce, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Beet Pasta Sauce

Steps to make Beet Pasta Sauce


Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 400 °F.


Prepare beets and garlic


Coat each beet in 1 teaspoon olive oil and wrap loosely in foil. Keeping the bulb of garlic intact, cut off the top of the bulb to expose all the cloves. Drizzle the garlic with 1 teaspoon olive oil and wrap loosely in foil. Place the beets and garlic on a rimmed baking sheet.




Roast for 40 minutes. Once roasted, remove from the oven, unwrap and set aside to cool.


Boil pasta


In the meantime, boil 12 ounces rigatoni pasta according to package directions, reserving ¼ a cup of pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta and return to the pot.


Combine sauce ingredients


Once the beets are cool enough to handle, peel off the skin and chop them in small pieces. Squeeze out the garlic cloves. To a blender, add the chopped beets, garlic, cubed vegan feta, juice of ½ a lemon, remaining olive oil, 2 tablespoons pasta cooking water, a pinch of salt, and a few grinds of black pepper.




Blend until smooth. Taste and add more salt, black pepper, or water to thin out the sauce if needed.


Coat pasta with beet sauce


Pour the beet sauce over the cooked pasta and toss to coat well.



Serve garnished with chopped nuts, crumbled feta and sliced basil leaves. Enjoy!

This Creamy Beet Pasta Sauce recipe turns a short list of vegan ingredients into a vibrant pasta dinner. If you make this easy recipe, please share a photo with us @cookmerecipes on Instagram — and don't forget to leave a comment below with your thoughts!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Vibrant delicious creamy pasta dish! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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