On a cool autumn evening, this hearty pasta dish really hits the spot. Sweet beet roots are complemented by salty prosciutto and rich Parmigiano-Reggiano; beet greens add great texture. If golden beets are unavailable, you can use red beets, but your pasta will turn pink.
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This is a great recipe and especially good for colder weather. I roasted the beets before adding to the other ingredients. Worked perfectly. And roasting gives the beets more depth of flavor. I forgot to add the additional olive oil at the end but didn't miss it at all. I was thinking some pine nuts would add a nice crunch and now see another reviewer made the same comment!
I roasted the beets the night before thinking that I was going to make a beet and chevre salad, but decided to that I wanted to also use the greens in the same recipe because they were so fresh. Since the beets were already cooked, this expedited the dish significantly. I agree with the first reviewer that the dish could use some crunch (particularly since my beets were pre-roasted) - pine nuts would be nice as suggested or perhaps toasted walnuts. I am avoiding pasta, and this was a great side dish minus the farfalle.
Wow, I'm an instant fan. I made this during the summer but think it would function as an amazing fall dish. I would be hard pressed though to argue it's not equally delicious in summer. Maybe try with some toasted pine nuts to add a little crunch to the bite. I was truly surprised how the favors blend together to offer a delectable dish. I had not used beets before but didn't generally like them as a child - change it up I thought and give it a try - simply amazing. Can't wait to make this again.
Yum, yum! I found great golden beets at the farmers market just for this recipe, and what a lovely surprise: all the flavours work perfectly in this fantastic recipe. It took a little longer to cook the beets - I put the cover on the pan the first five minutes to speed the process. The pasta turned a beautiful golden yellow when I added them, and the beets and prosciutto work perfectly well together. The beet greens add the perfect touch of colour as well. I highly recommend looking for the beets and making this.
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