Easy golden beet pasta sauce! You only need a few ingredients and it’s so good!


**Recipe here originally: **

I LOVED this sauce!! The sweet earthiness of golden beets works really well with summer tomatoes. If you don’t wanna fuss with blanching tomatoes, you can just use a 15-ounce can of crushed tomatoes.

The recipe is literally just onion, beets, thyme, tomatoes, kale, and salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Tossed with some cooked spaghetti. it’s SO good.

I know someone posted here about not being able to eat tomatoes, so if you have an allergy, you can replace the tomatoes with sweet potatoes and mash them into a paste as they cook and then thin out with a lil water to make the sauce.

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 50 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 5 minutes



### Equipment

* Wide pot
* Large pot
* Ice for the ice bath

### Ingredients

* 1 tablespoon neutral oil
* 1 yellow onion peeled and diced
* 1 pound golden beets peeled and small-diced
* 1.5 pounds tomatoes rinsed
* 1 bunch Lacinato kale ribs removed and leaves chopped
* 1 teaspoon dry thyme
* Crushed red pepper optional, to taste
* Salt and pepper to taste

#### For serving:

* 16 ounces spaghetti
* Fresh basil leaves

### Instructions

#### Start the sauce:

* Heat the neutral oil in a wide pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the golden beets and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 10–12 minutes until the beets begin to soften.
* Add the thyme and stir to coat. Reduce heat to low and let the beets cook in the pot as you prepare the tomatoes.

#### Blanch the tomatoes:

* Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
* Once the water is boiling, add the tomatoes and cook for 3–5 minutes until the skins split. Transfer the tomatoes to an ice bath and then peel and remove the cores. Crush the peeled tomatoes with your hands. Leave the water boiling on the stove.

#### Finish the sauce:

* Simply add the tomatoes to the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer, and add the chopped kale.

#### Cook the pasta:

* To the large pot of boiling water, add the spaghetti. Cook until al dente. Remove 1/3 cup of the pasta cooking water from the pot and add it to the pot of sauce. Bring the sauce back to a low boil and taste and season it to your preferences.
* Drain the pasta, immediately add it to the sauce, and toss to coat. Turn off the heat. Taste and season once more to your preferences.

#### To serve:

* Divide the pasta between shallow bowls. Garnish with basil leaves, if you like. Enjoy!

### Nutrition

**CALORIES:** 542kcal | **CARBOHYDRATES:** 105g | **PROTEIN:** 18g | **FAT:** 6g | **SATURATED FAT:** 1g | **SODIUM:** 105mg | **FIBER:** 9g | **SUGAR:** 16g

Easy golden beet pasta sauce! You only need a few ingredients and it’s so good!