Spaghetti with Beets and Greens

Number of Servings: 4 (466 G)
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook 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
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked


  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. Rinse beets under cold running water until cool enough to handle. Peel and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and crushed red pepper until garlic is golden (1 minute).
  5. 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).
  6. Toss beets and greens with cooked spaghetti and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 466G

Amount per serving
Calories 660
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 565mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 118g 43%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 26g
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 79g
Protein 20g
Vitamin D 0%
Calcium 6%
Iron 40%
Potassium 1365mg 30%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 20%
Vitamin E 15%
Vitamin K 6%
Thiamin 90%
Riboflavin 45%
Niacin 90%
Vitamin B6 25%
Folate 0%
Vitamin B12 0%
Biotin 4%
Chloride 0%
Pantothenate 20%
Phosphorus 30%
Iodine 0%
Magnesium 35%
Zinc 25%
Selenium 130%
Copper 70%
Manganese 100%
Chromium 0%
Molybdenum 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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