Drunken Pasta with Roasted Beets

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Another new year, another new season of The Bachelor.

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As the number 1 fan of this franchise, I have the right to say this: That premiere was boring as all get out.

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For those who have never seen the show (sorry that rock you’ve been under doesn’t have television), let me catch you up to speed!Β Each time the women are on screen, they remind us of their name, age, and job title. The producers have always given the girls lame, fake jobs, but this year they’ve really outdone themselves.

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One gal? Chicken enthusiast. Like, that’s her job. This would be cute if she was obsessed with chicken nuggets or something. No. She just loves her pet chickens. Not cute. Just sad. Then, there are twins on the show. Do you know what they do? They twin. Their job title is literally “twins”.

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But their is one chick who is keeping it too real with a title of “Unemployed”.



Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4


  • 1 package of whole wheat pasta
  • 4 beets, rinsed + trimmed
  • 4 shallots, diced
  • 4 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 bottle of red wine
  • 2 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar
  • 3-4 oz. of mozzarella cheese
  • S+P, to taste
  • Parsley, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Add beets to a baking dish + add 1 tbsp. of olive oil + S+P
  • Cover with foil + bake for 55 minutes
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta for about 5 minutes in salted water
  • Drain + add pasta back to hot pot
  • Add wine
  • Cook, tossing often, for another 5-6 minutes
  • Meanwhile, heat other tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add shallots + S+P, cook for 3 minutes
  • Add garlic + S+P, cook for another 3 minutes
  • Add balsamic vinegar, cook for another minute
  • Stir shallot mixture into pasta
  • Remove beets from oven + carefully remove skins with paper towels
  • Slice into bite size pieces + add to pasta
  • Add S+P + mozzarella + parsley
  • Serve hot
  • Wrap drunk noodles all over body + allow the wine to soak into your pores


Idea came from here!Β http://www.rachaelray.com/recipes/drunken-spaghetti-with-sweet-roasted-beets




22 thoughts on “Drunken Pasta with Roasted Beets

  1. OldCountryGirl says:

    This dish is made for me πŸ™‚ I love everything about it. I think red beets are my favorite vegetable in the wintertime!


  2. Jasmine S. says:

    I watching the premiere last night! I cringed when I saw the chicken enthusiast. Those framed pictures of her chickens?! Too cheesy, Bachelor producers! So many weirdos this season.


  3. Dana @ IveGotCake says:

    Dude I saw this pic on Instajizzle and HAD to like it – GORGEOUS plating darlin!
    But whyyyyyyy do you watch the Bachelor?? Why do you succumb!?!
    “For the same reason you succumb to Love & Hip Hop, Dana”


  4. alyssa breed says:

    I don’t watch the bachelor bc I’m too busy watching every show on Bravo… But with all this chicken enthusiast excitement I just don’t know!! Also- what does the pasta taste like specifically? I’ve seen this done a few times and have wondered..


  5. nutmegandwhiskey says:

    I think the wrapping of the noodles all over my body is possibly my favorite instruction. πŸ˜‰

    Now I’ll admit I’ve never watched either the Bachelor or the Bachelorette (because really, do I need another excuse to cry over drama??) but I do know about their “jobs”. That unemployed chick just keepin’ shit real.

    Except she ain’t unemployed. Isn’t she getting paid to be on the show??

    Man, I couldn’t ever be on one of those shows. I’d flip an ever living shit out a man if I had to compete. I already have to beat the girls off with a bat when I go out with my boyfriend and he somehow actually likes me. I can’t even imagine the crappiness you feel when there are other girls ACTIVELY bangin’ your man.


    • Rachel says:

      Hahaha you’re cracking me UP.
      I don’t think the girls get paid unless they make it far into the show. The lead dude is making bank, though.
      OMG I’d be the bats*** crazy one that gets sent home night one for throwing my wine into another girl’s face. Stay away from my man!!

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  6. JIN says:

    This looks so pretty:-) I have been playing with idea of staining something with beets, never thought of soaking pasta in it! Guess I have to try it now πŸ˜‰


  7. Melissa Kane says:

    This looks Ah- MAY-zing! I’ve been looking for something fun to do with beets (I’m settling for the ol’ beet burger). This is super creative and looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!


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