Crushed Beets & Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Crushed Beets & Whole Wheat Spaghetti

with Lemony Ricotta, Hazelnuts & Basil Oil

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Get ready to be shocked by this recipe. Yes—beets, caramelized red onion, lemon, and garlic really do create an insanely delicious pasta sauce. Drizzled with garlic-basil oil and sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts, this dish will certainly push you out of your recipe rut. Don’t be skimpy with that fresh ricotta— its creaminess brings the whole dish together!

Tags:Veggie
Allergens:WheatMilkTree Nuts

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 2
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

6 ounce

Whole Wheat Spaghetti

(ContainsWheat)

8 ounce

Pre-Cooked Beets

1 bunch

Basil

1 unit

Red Onion

4 ounce

Ricotta Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

1 unit

Lemon

1 ounce

Hazelnuts

(ContainsTree Nuts)

2 clove

Garlic

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2979.0080000000003 kJ
Calories712 kcal
Fat38 g
Carbohydrate82 g
Dietary Fiber12 g
Protein23 g
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Pot
Zester
Bowl
Pan
Small Bowl
Plate
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Cook the Whole Wheat Spaghetti
Cook the Whole Wheat Spaghetti
1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil with a large pinch of salt. Once boiling, add the whole wheat spaghetti to the boiling water and cook for 8-10 minutes, until al dente. Reserve ⅓ cup pasta water, then drain.

Prep Ingredients
Prep Ingredients
2

Meanwhile, halve, peel, and thinly slice the red onion. Mince or grate 1 garlic clove and crush 1 garlic clove with the side of your knife. Zest and halve the lemon. Thinly slice the basil leaves and reserve the stems.

Crush the Beets
Crush the Beets
3

Roughly chop the beets. In a medium bowl, mash the beets with a fork or potato masher until completely smooth. Mix in ½ tablespoon olive oil, the minced garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Toast the Hazelnuts
Toast the Hazelnuts
4

Heat a large pan over medium heat, then add the hazelnuts and cook, tossing, until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool, then roughly chop.

Infuse the Basil Oil
Infuse the Basil Oil
5

In the same pan you toasted the hazelnuts in make the basil oil: heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat along with the basil stems and crushed garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant. Set basil oil aside in a small bowl.

Toss the Pasta
Toss the Pasta
6

In the same pan, add the onion and cook, tossing, for 5 minutes, until soft. Season with salt and pepper. Add the beet mixture, pasta, pasta water, and a squeeze of lemon to the pan. Cook, tossing until thoroughly coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Finish
Finish
7

Plate the pasta, then drizzle with basil oil and dollop with ricotta. Sprinkle with lemon zest, basil, chopped hazelnuts, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!