Homemade Beet Pasta Dough Recipe

by M Caroline
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This homemade beet pasta recipe is easy and delicious! It’s perfect for a simple family dinner, and everyone will be wowed that you made it from scratch.

Craving something different? Try this yummy homemade spinach pasta.

Try this colorful vegetarian penne alfredo, made with spinach pasta, and homemade beet pasta! If you’re still craving carbs, this quinoa mac and cheese (our kids love it!), or a no boil vegetarian lasagna may just hit the spot.

How do you naturally color pasta red?

You can make pasta red buy adding red fruit juice like tomato paste, pepper juice or beet juice. Just use the vegetable juice in place of water in a pasta recipe.

This fresh beet pasta uses fresh beet juice to make a tasty, homemade red pasta dough.

How to make beet pasta dough

Here’s how to make beet pasta.

There are only four ingredients for this beet pasta dough recipe – flour, salt, beet juice, and egg.

To make this pasta, first you’ll need to make beet juice.

If you already have store bought beet juice, you can skip this step! Store bought beet juice can be hard to find, so we had to make our own.

Making your own beet juice for pasta

To make the beet juice, wash and peel one medium sized beet.

Cut the beet into small pieces, and place it in a blended. Add just enough water so that it blends. This will vary based on the size of the beet, and the strength of the blender.

If your blender isn’t breaking down the beet pieces, add more water, one tablespoon at a time until the leaves blend into the liquid.

Strain the juice with a cheesecloth to get rid of any lumps or foam.

How to make homemade beet pasta by hand

Put beaten egg in measuring cup.

Add beet juice to beaten egg, to make a total of 0.5 cups (4.0 oz) in total. If necessary, add water to increase volume to 0.5 cups.

Mix salt into flour.

Make a well in the center of the flour.

Add egg and beet juice mixture.

Mix the egg/beet juice into the flour, Pulling flour into the center to mix into the eggs, gradually drawing in flour with each stroke. A stiff dough will form.

If the dough is too dry, add 1/2 teaspoon of water at a time.

If the dough is too sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time.

The dough will be much more stiff than bread dough.

Knead the pasta dough for ten minutes. The dough will be silky and smooth when done.

Cover the dough, and let sit for 45 minutes.

Divide dough into three pieces.

Roll each portion of dough on a floured surface, until it’s as thin as possible without tearing apart (about 1 1/6 of an inch).

Cut into thin strips.

You can use a knife to do this by hand, but a noodle cutter like this makes it much quicker!

You can cook your pasta right after it’s cut (for 3-4 minutes in boiling water), or you can set it aside to dry for later. This pasta drying rack is great for helping noodles dry evenly and quickly.

How to make beet pasta in the Philips Pasta maker

I loved how easy it is to make pasta like penne with our Philips pasta maker.

See the Philips Pasta Maker on Amazon here!

Making homemade beet pasta dough in the pasta maker is a pretty simple process. The pasta machine does the kneading, and then extrudes the pasta in the shape you want.

There are plenty of options to choose from, including spaghetti and linguini, but we were feeling like rotini, so we chose the rotini setting.

From beginning to end, each kind of pasta only took us about 10 minutes to make.

To make the pasta, use the measuring cups that come with the pasta maker.

Put beaten egg in measuring cup.

Add beet juice to beaten egg, to make a total of 0.5 cups (4.0 oz). If necessary, add water to increase volume of egg/beet juice mixture to 0.5 cups.

Add flour to the pasta maker, and close lid.

mixing flour in the Phillips Pasta Maker

Turn on pasta maker, and select the pasta setting, and press start.

Pour the beet juice through the top opening.

When the pasta emerges from the machine in about three minutes, use the tool provided to cut the penne into shorter pieces.

You can cook your pasta right after it’s cut (for 3-4 minutes in boiling water), or you can set it aside to dry for later. This pasta drying rack is great for helping noodles dry evenly and quickly.

Enjoy your Philips pasta maker beet pasta!

Different models may have slightly different settings, so follow the settings for your pasta maker if they’re different from this.

Yield: 3

Homemade Beet Pasta Dough Recipe

Homemade Beet Pasta Dough Recipe

This homemade beet pasta is easy to make and always a hit!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups (10.5 oz) all purpose flour
  • 1 medium egg (beaten)
  • 1/3 cups plus 3 tablespoons beet juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)

Instructions

Instructions for hand made beet pasta

    1. Put beaten egg in measuring cup.
    2. Add beet juice to beaten egg, to make a total of 0.5 cups (4.0 oz). If necessary, add water to increase volume of egg/beet juice mixture to 0.5 cups.
    3. Mix salt into flour on a countertop.
    4. Make a well in the center of the flour, and add egg and beet juice mixture.
    5. Mix the egg/beet juice into the flour, pulling flour into the center to mix into the eggs, gradually drawing in flour with each stroke. A stiff dough will form.
    6. If the dough is too dry, add 1/2 teaspoon of water at a time.
    7. If the dough is too sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time.
    8. The dough will be much more stiff than bread dough.
    9. Knead the pasta dough for ten minutes. The dough will be silky and smooth when done.
    10. Cover the dough, and let sit for 45 minutes.
    11. Divide dough into three.
    12. Using a rolling pin, roll each portion of dough on a floured surface, until it’s as thin as possible without tearing apart (about 1 1/6 of an inch).
    13. Cut into thin strips.
    14. You can use the pasta right away (boil for 3-4 minutes) or dry for later.

Directions for beet pasta in the Philips pasta maker

  1. To make the pasta, use the measuring cups that come with the pasta maker.
  2. Put beaten egg in measuring cup.
  3. Add beet juice to beaten egg, to make a total of 0.5 cups (4.0 oz). If necessary, add water to increase volume of egg/beet juice mixture to 0.5 cups.
  4. Add flour to the pasta maker, and close lid.
  5. Turn on pasta maker, and select the pasta setting, and press start.
  6. Pour the liquid in through the top opening.
  7. When the pasta emerges from the machine, use the cutting tool to cut the penne into shorter pieces.
  8. Different models may have slightly different settings, so follow the settings for your pasta maker if they’re different from this.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 6g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.

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