Spaghetti With Beets

One Pan Spaghetti With Beets

One Pan Spaghetti With Beets

TIPS: You'll need a pan at least 8 inches across to fit the spaghetti which you break in half. Use a box grater to shred the beets. Stirring is important so the spaghetti doesn't stick. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Makes: 4 side servings

One Pan Spaghetti With Beets


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed

  • 2 cups peeled & shredded raw beets (one 6 ounce baseball size beet)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 5 ounces spaghetti, broken in half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper to taste

  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  1. Place oil and garlic in a sauté pan. Bring to medium-high heat.
  2. When garlic starts to sizzle, cook & stir for 1 minute, watching not to burn.
  3. Add shredded beets, water, spaghetti, salt & pepper. Stir well.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring well every 2-3 minutes.
  5. Stir in Parmesan cheese and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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16 Comments on "One Pan Spaghetti With Beets"

  1. Adalie

    break the spaghetti?? why?

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I break it to fit in the pan. If your pan is large enough, you can leave it unbroken.

  2. Colleen frm Washington state

    I love beets, garlic and spaghetti, so I can’t wait to try this new recipe.
    I miss seeing you on You Tube. I keep checking to see if you have any new recipes videos. Your cheerful personality brightens my day.

    I have made several of yours recipes and they have become regular food dishes at my house. I especially love the Potato Prorgies. I can’t make those too often because I end up eating most of them.

    I don’t have a printer so I keep going back on You Tube to copy down recipes. Each time I have to laugh when you spank your dough!

    Have a great day and keep those recipes coming.

  3. Mauimae

    Do the beets need to be peeled prior to shredding?

    • Silly Me

      Try reading the intro to the invite of the recipe. Sorry but Jenny does make things very clear..

    • M.E.

      Take another look – it states peeled & shredded. 😉

  4. Judy

    Jenny I’m sure it’s good but, the red color of the pasta is just too weird for me. Also miss your videos!

  5. Seoh

    Thank you, Jenny, for sharing a wonderful way to include nutritious beets in our meals. Looks very inviting.

  6. Ana

    ? Jenny,
    This recepy sound very good.Love the color and even more,Garlic! It go very well with beets. When I make beets salad I add garlic and onion and it is realy good .So, tomorrow I will think of you while I preparing this meal.
    Thank you for your recepy .
    Even if you don’t have new video ,I put on older videos end enjoy to see your friendley ,lovely,smiling face.
    You are my star!

  7. Cynthia

    Gee, I don’t know. Beets and garlic, are you sure about this Jenny?

    • Gina

      Beet hummus is my favourite which happens to have garlic in it.
      Pretty tasty to me, so why not with spaghetti 🙂

  8. Lea

    Thanks for the recipe Jenny. I can’t wait to make it, sounds so good. Miss seeing your videos. Hope all is well

  9. Patty

    Thank you, it looks good and I’ll give it a try.
    Miss ‘seeing and hearing’ you, Jenny. Hope all is well.
    P.S. Thank you for the recent donation to the firefighters in the city of London, Ontario. ?

  10. Connie


    Sound great! Thank you for the recipe and I miss seeing your videos. I hope you are doing well.

    Connie N

  11. Theresa hahn

    Looks delicious I will give it a try!
    Thank you

  12. Connie


    Thank you for the recipe and I miss seeing your videos. I hope you are doing well.

    Connie N

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