Hello, everyone!! Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, so it felt like the perfect time to rehearse our Valentine’s day recipes and get all prepped to spoil the ones we love… starting with our FAVOURITE Perfectly Pink Pasta recipe!! Now, the great thing about this pasta is that it’s fairly quick to prepare, especially when using pre-made noodles. In fact, you can use ANY pasta noodles you wish, whether it be Rigatoni, Fettuccini, Penne, or Spaghetti … the choice is yours!
Not only is this pasta DELICIOUS but we’re happy to share that the sauce gets its pink hue from BEETS! That’s right, beets have such a vibrant colour, that when you mix the noodles in with the pink sauce, it actually turns the noodles pink as well! This perfectly pink pasta is fun to whip up for your partner, your friends, or simply to spoil YOURSELF.
Did you know that you can also find this delicious recipe in the Fraiche Food Full Hearts Cookbook on page 157?!
Are you going to give it a try?? If so, make sure to post photos of your pink pasta creations over on my Facebook page and Instagram page!
P.S. Don’t forget to check out my Valentine’s Day Shop page HERE if you’re on the hunt for some great gift and decor inspo!
This looks so beautiful would love to make but have food allergies to cashews.
Making this for sure. Thanks for the idea and it being an easy one?
This looks amazing. Just a question… I’ve tried making some versions of vegan cheese sauce, but I find that it ends up gritty. Does yours? Or am I not blending long enough? I almost feel like I should strain it, like the nut milk. Im afraid this beet pasta might be gritty too?
Another Valentine’s Day or cookbook suggestion: beet risotto. Sooo good. Thanks
I’m allergic to tree nuts. Any suggestions as a substitute for the cashews?
Thank you Jillian and team. You inspire me on a daily basis. I would love to start incorporating more plant based food choices in my life but am struggling as I am allergic to most nuts. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
Is there another option to the white wine?
This looks great! I wish team jilly had a cooking /YouTube channel
This is something we’re working on!!!! XOXOXO You can check out my YouTube channel here, https://www.youtube.com/user/JillianHarrisOnline
Love the silverware on this post! Where is it from?
Sounds amazing! Do you have a suggestion for vegan Parmesan? I’m sure you’ve mentioned your favourites before and I just missed it lol
I love Follow Your Heart Dairy Free Parm!! https://followyourheart.com/products/parmesan-grated/#product-top XOXO
This recipe is absolutely amazing!!! I just read it and had to try and my mind is completely blown!!! It’s healthy, delicious, easy and PINK, what more could you possibly desire?!?!? This will definitely become one of my regular dishes.
Looks delish! Quick clarification – when it calls for one beet, is that literally one round beet or one clump of beets like in the photo? One single beet doesn’t seem like much 🙂 Thanks!
Yes, it’s one whole beet!! XOXO
I am not vegan and thus still looks amazing!! Hoping to try it tonight! One question though – did you ever peel the beets (either before or after roasting) or just left them whole since they are being puréed? Thanks:)
Hello! SUPER Jill, and Team Jilly fan here! Just wondering which pasta you are using in this recipe? It is such a cute shape and I have seen you guys using it in other recipes, but haven’t found anything similar in stores here (White Rock BC). Thanks Ladies!
I made this tonight and my 2.5 year old daughter gobbled it up! It was a hit with my beet detesting husband as well! Good thing I have left over beets so I can make this again next week!
Hi Jill! I was wondering if I could use this recipe with gnocchi? Would this alter the taste significantly?
Please let me know, I’m planning on making it for my boyfriend of valentines day but want it to turn out good. Thanks, Kelsey <3
Hmmmm it should be awesome with gnocchi!!!! I would give it a little trial first, just in case, but it should be great!! XO
SO GOOD!!! Tried this tonight and only had to add a bit of a thickener since it was a bit runny. Highly recommend!!
Woohoo!!! So glad to hear you liked it Ally!!! XOXO
Made this pasta tonight for Valentines and it turned out so amazing!! I used red wine as thats all i had and it was an awesome colour 😀 Even my 1 year old loved it
This is so delicious!! I made it tonight and I think it’ll be a new staple in our house. I made too much pasta so there wasn’t enough sauce, and I’d definitely add more beets to the sauce next time…but ultimately SO tasty! Thanks so much for posting!
Yay!!! I’m so happy to hear that you loved it!!! XOXO
I used sunflower seeds instead of cashews to make it nut free. It was delicious! Thanks for this creative dish.
Good idea!!!! How much did you use??
I used 1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds soaked overnight, rinsed and drained. Just like your awesome recipe only nut free. It worked great. It was so colourful and delicious!
It looks so beautiful. I never heard about pink pasta. I like your recipe and I want to try it.
Okay so I know this post is a little late! But I loveeeeeeee this RECIPE Jill!!! I know you will be busy with your new little one but hopefully you will have more specialty recipes like this coming up for October and hopefully another Valentine’s Day one. Can’t wait for your cookbook!!! Where can I post pictures of the recipes of yours that I’ve made? Even though they will not be professionally taken and is beautifully done as yours:) .. I know you mentioned you want to see from us how they have turned out.
Oh no, where’s the “print” button? I need to add this to my book…yummy!