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Pink Sauce Pasta (Tiktok Pasta)

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This pink sauce pasta is inspired by the viral titok trends, with beetroot creating the most vibrantly pink cheesy sauce.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
£0.94
Makes: 4
mains, meal prep
Italian
feta, pasta, pink, Sauce
Freezable

Table of Contents

  1. Why you should try out this viral trend
  2. Ingredients
  3. How to make pink sauce pasta
  4. What should I serve this recipe with?
  5. Reheat/storage

Why you should try out this viral trend

The pink sauce pasta trend has been taking over everyone’s pages. You’d never think beetroot pasta was a thing, until you’ve tried it. It’s loaded with nutrients and provides a subtle contrast against the cheese that is sooo delicious. 

My recipe has ended up being a fusion of two tiktok trends. The first being baked feta pasta and the second being the pink pasta sauce trend. 

I decided roasting the beetroot, shallots and garlic would provide the richest flavour. Then I realised I could also bake the cheese – enter baked feta pasta 2.0. 

I love the end result – you can have it for meal prep or serve at a party to impress. 

After you’ve tried this recipe, you should check out my other tiktok recipes: 

Viral Salmon Rice Bowl (Tiktok Recipe)

Overnight Weetabix Cheesecake with Nutella

Gigi Hadid Pasta (Spicy Pasta alla Vodka)

Close up shot of pink pasta

Ingredients

Raw Beetroot 

As we are roasting the beetroots, you want to buy them raw. No need to peel them, just remove the stalks and scrub the skin under water until clean. 

Feta

My cheese of choice for this beetroot pasta is feta. It’s such a flavour powerhouse, that compliments the other ingredients so well. 

Lemon 

To cut through all of the creaminess of the pink sauce. 

Garlic 

Don’t be scared by the amount of garlic I use in this recipe. As we are roasting the ingredients for the sauce, the flavour of the garlic mellows into a sweeter, less intense flavour. 

Rigatoni 

Use your favourite pasta shape here. Mine is rigatoni 90% of the time. 

Mint 

Mint compliments this pink pasta sauce really nicely, but you could also use basil or parsley. 

Shallots 

Roasted shallots are so sweet and delicious. You can also use white or red onion here. As they’re stronger in flavour – just use one onion to substitute the shallots in the pasta mix.

Pink Pasta Ingredients shot

How to make pink sauce pasta

Preheat oven to 180°C FAN

Start by washing the beetroot, gently rinsing the root under warm water and removing any dirt.

Beatroot washed and ready in bowl

Then peel the shallots ready to bake

Peeled shallots in bowl

And then add the peeled garlic, shallots and beet root to a baking tray.

Beetroot, garlic and shallots in white ceramic baking dish

Cover the tray with foil and pop in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, add the feta into the tray and pop the foil back on top. Cook for a further 15 – 20 minutes.

Feta added and cooked with beetroot, garlic and shallots

Meanwhile, cook the rigatoni for the packet time minus 1 minute.. Drain when your timer goes off, reserving a generous amount of pasta water. Add the contents of the baking tray to a blender with two ladles of pasta water and the lemon juice. Blend until smooth and pour into the pan with the drained pasta. Continue to cook on a low heat until the sauce thickens to the desired consistency. Serve with a side of greens, a sprinkle of fresh mint, and any reserved feta if you have some laying around.

Pink pasta ready in pan

What should I serve this recipe with?

I’d serve this pink sauce pasta with a side of greens or salad.

Any of the following would go really well:

  • Steamed/boiled broccoli 
  • Steamed/boiled green beans 
  • Baked kale or cavolo nero 
  • Roasted courgette
  • Mixed green salad 

Oink pasta in bowl with lemon wedge

Reheat/storage

Can I reheat this recipe?

Yes, this beetroot pasta reheats really well. Before popping in the microwave, add around 1- 2tbsp of water into the bowl with your pasta. Heat for 2 minutes, stirring halfway and serve with mint and a pinch of salt and pepper. 

Can I freeze this recipe?

You can! Freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight and follow the instructions above to reheat. 

Pink pasta in meal prep containers

Other pasta sauce recipes you should try:

Caramelized Shallot Pasta (Budget Alison Roman Shallot Pasta Recipe)

Easy Red Pesto Pasta

Mushroom Rigatoni Ragu

 

Pink Sauce Pasta (Tiktok Pasta)

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4.07 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
£0.94
mains, meal prep
Italian
feta, pasta, pink, Sauce
Freezable
Servings: 4
This pink sauce pasta is inspired by the viral titok trends, with beetroot creating the most vibrantly pink cheesy sauce.

Ingredients

  • 250 g beetroot, washed thoroughly and chopped (£1.50/2)=(£0.75)
  • 200 g feta, some reserved for crumbling (£0.70)
  • 300 g shallots, peeled & sliced in half (£0.85)
  • 6 garlic cloves, skin removed & left whole (£0.39)
  • ½ lemon, juiced (£0.25)
  • 300 g rigatoni £0.80
  • Optional top with basil or mint

Side: 2 broccolis

    Cupboard Essentials

    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • Chilli flakes
    • Salt & Pepper
    • Pepper

    Method

    Preheat oven to 180°C FAN

    • Add the washed/chopped beets, garlic and shallots into a baking tray. Coat with extra virgin olive oil and a generous pinch of salt. Cover the tray with foil and pop in the oven for 15 minutes.
    • After 15 minutes, add the feta into the tray and pop the foil back on top. Cook for a further 15 - 20 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, cook the rigatoni for the packet time minus 1 minute.. Drain when your timer goes off, reserving a generous amount of pasta water.
    • Add the contents of the baking tray to a blender with two ladles of pasta water and the lemon juice. Blend until smooth and pour into the pan with the drained pasta. Continue to cook on a low heat until the sauce thickens to the desired consistency. Serve with a side of greens, a sprinkle of fresh mint, and any reserved feta if you have some laying around.

    Nutrition

    Servings: 4 servings
    Fat: 15g
    Calories: 499kcal
    Carbohydrates: 69g
    Protein: 19g

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