Barbie-Inspired Bright Pink Beet Pasta

Bright Pink Barbie-Inspired Beet Pasta
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1h 15 min
3-4 servings

Believe it or not, this Barbie-inspired pink pasta gets its incredibly bright colour naturally from beets! After being roasted, beets are blended with mascarpone, parmesan, lemon and garlic to create a velvety pasta sauce. This simple recipe has a short ingredient list and comes together really quickly but to save even more time, you can always use precooked beets from the grocery store instead. Give this pasta a try — it’s fresh, summery and Barbie would certainly approve!

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medium size beets, trimmed, washed and scrubbed
Tbsp olive oil
1 ½
tsp salt, divided
1 ½
cups mascarpone, divided
lemon, zested and juiced
large garlic clove, roughly chopped
cup grated parmesan, plus more to serve
tsp black pepper
oz fiorelli, orecchiette or rotini pasta
Basil, to serve


Ingredients for Bright Pink Barbie-Inspired Beet Pasta
Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss scrubbed beets with olive oil and ½ teaspoon salt until well coated. Wrap beets tightly in two layers of aluminum foil and place them on a baking sheet. Once the oven reaches temperature, roast beets for 50 minutes – 1 hour or until fork-tender. Remove beets from the foil and allow to cool slightly before rubbing the skins off with a paper towel. Slice them into quarters and set aside.

3 beets roasted in foil
Step 2

Add cooled beets to a blender along with the remaining salt, 1 cup of mascarpone, lemon juice, zest, garlic, grated parmesan and pepper. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until everything is smooth and well combined. Season to taste with more salt and pepper.

Step 3

Cook pasta according to the instructions on the box until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving a cup of cooking water, and return to the pot.

A pot of pasta alongside a creamy pink beet sauce
Step 4

Over medium heat, stir in the beet sauce and toss to coat the noodles evenly, adding a little splash of pasta water to bind everything together.

Pasta coated in bright pink beet sauce in a Dutch oven
Step 5

Plate each serving of pasta with a dollop of the reserved mascarpone, olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and garnish with basil. Serve immediately.

A plate of Bright Pink Barbie-Inspired Beet Pasta

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