Goat Cheese & Roasted Beet Pasta

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Get ready for a mouthwatering treat with our Roasted Beet Pasta! It’s not just delicious; it’s also a feast for the eyes with its beautiful color.

Who knew beets could make such a tasty pasta sauce? This recipe takes roasted beets, garlic, and onion, blending them with creamy goat cheese to create a sauce that’s simply out of this world.

Roasting the beets, garlic, and onion brings out their flavors and creates a creamy sauce that pairs perfectly with your favorite pasta. It’s a must-try addition to your pasta rotation!

When you think of beets, pasta might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But trust us, this dish is a game-changer! Get ready to experience pasta in a whole new way.

The secret to this recipe lies in the roasting method we use for the beets. It ensures they’re soft, tender, and bursting with flavor, resulting in a pasta dish that’s not only delicious but also stunningly colorful. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in!

Goat Cheese & Roasted Beet Pasta

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner
Servings 4


  • 2 medium/large beets ends cut off and quartered
  • 1 head garlic
  • ¼ large white onion
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 16 oz. bucatini pasta
  • 1 cup starchy pasta water
  • 4 oz. plain goat cheese divided
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • ½ cup roasted and salted pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt


  • Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Prepare two pieces of tin foil for the beets, garlic, and onion.
  • Wrap the beets in tin foil, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Seal tightly. Repeat the process for the garlic and onion.
  • Place the wrapped vegetables on a baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes until the beets are tender.
  • While the vegetables roast, boil salted water and cook the bucatini until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
  • Peel the roasted beets and transfer them to a blender with the onion and garlic.
  • Add olive oil, goat cheese, salt, and pasta water to the blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Combine the sauce with cooked pasta in a large bowl or warm it in a saucepan.
  • Serve the pasta topped with remaining goat cheese, pistachios, dill, lemon zest, and flaky salt.
  • Enjoy your vibrant and flavorful Roasted Beet Pasta!


  • Roasting beets in tin foil helps retain moisture and speeds up cooking.
  • Roasting time may vary based on beet size and oven.
  • Adjust pasta water for desired sauce consistency.
  • Canned or store-bought roasted beets may result in less vibrant color.

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