Spaghetti with Beets & Greens

Number of Servings: 4 (353 g)
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

4 servings per container

Serving Size 353 g

Amount per serving
Calories 610
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 475mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 107g 39%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 18g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 79g
Protein 19g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 63.2mg 4%
Iron 5.7mg 35%
Potassium 995mg 20%
Vitamin A 4.9mcg 0%
Vitamin C 11.6mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.7mg 15%
Vitamin K 6.7mcg 6%
Thiamin 1.1mg 90%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 40%
Niacin 13.1mg 80%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 690.7mcg 173%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.1mcg 4%
Chloride 0mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.9mg 20%
Phosphorus 307.5mg 25%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 112.7mg 25%
Zinc 2.4mg 20%
Selenium 73.5mcg 130%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 1.8mg 80%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* 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.


Beets, Spaghetti (wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Olive Oil, Garlic, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes.

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