Spaghetti with Beets & Greens

Number of Servings: 4 (1.907.70)
Active Time: 25 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Spaghetti with Beets and Greens

Beets are a delightful vegetable. They’re sweet and earthy…and they turn everything pink! Nowhere does their fantastic natural dyeing power show so beautifully as in this spaghetti dish, where the spaghetti goes bright pink, which looks downright tempting with the lovely greens. This dish isn’t complicated, and it’s a great way to invite kids to learn how to cook and peel beets the easy way.


  • 2 bunches beets, with tops
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt


  1. Trim stems from beet tops. Coarsely chop beet greens and set aside.
  2. Place beets and ½ cup water in a deep microwave-safe baking dish. Cover and cook in microwave oven until tender (15-20 minutes).
  3. While beets at cooking, cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  4. Rinse beets under cold running water until cool enough to handle. Peel and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic and crushed red pepper until garlic is golden (1 minute).
  6. Increase heat to medium-high and add beet greens, beets, and salt to skillet. Cook until just greens are just wilted and beets are warm (2-3 minutes).
  7. Toss beets and greens with cooked spaghetti and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

0.00 servings per container

Serving Size 1.907.70

Amount per serving
Calories 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 10.03%
Saturated Fat 36g 3.60%
Trans Fat 6.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 78.50%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 0%
Dietary Fiber 120g 0.00%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 63.20%
Sugar Alcohol 4g
Other Carbohydrate 6g
Protein 35g
Vitamin D 1.1mcg 90%
Calcium 1.7mg 15%
Iron 6.7mg 6%
Potassium 10mg 15%
Vitamin A 0.6mcg 40%
Vitamin C 13.1mg 80%
Vitamin E 0.3mg 20%
Vitamin K 690.7mcg 170%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 1.1mg 4%
Niacin 0.9mg 20%
Vitamin B6 307.5mg 25%
Folate 0mcg 0%
Vitamin B12 112.7mcg 25%
Biotin 2.4mcg 20%
Chloride 73.5mg 130%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 60%
Phosphorus 1.8mg 80%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 0mg 0%
Zinc 0mg 0%
Selenium 0mcg %
Copper 0mg WHEAT%
Manganese 0mg %
Chromium 0mcg N%
Molybdenum 0mcg N%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



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