Goat Cheese Meatballs, Beets and Spaghetti

Goat Cheese Meatballs with Beet Spaghetti and a Garlic Goat Cheese Sauce

It’s no secret I LOVE the color red. I Love my red kitchen, red fabric covered furniture, red camera strap cover….

I could go on and on.

So the thought of making food that isn’t normally red, red. I just had to give it a try.

Goat Cheese Meatballs with Beet Spaghetti and a Garlic Goat Cheese Sauce Printable Recipes

Goat Cheese Meatballs

1 pound ground beef

2 oz goat cheese

1/4 teaspoon oregano

4 fresh basil leaves

salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients together and form into 3 tablespoon sized balls. Roll them until they are completely formed together.

Heat a skillet on high with a tablespoon oil, then turn to medium heat and cook meatballs thoroughly.

Beet Spaghetti

1lb spaghetti

two beets

2 cloves garlic minced

3 tablespoons olive oil

Cook spaghetti al dente. Reserve some pasta water when draining.

While the spaghetti is cooking peel and grate two beets. Add garlic to olive oil. Heat skillet and add garlic and olive oil, stir in beets. Pour cooked spaghetti on top and toss. Add some reserved pasta water if needed. I added 1/4-1/2 cup. Heat thoroughly.

Goat Cheese Pasta Sauce

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 garlic clove minced

2 oz goat cheese

1/2 cup cream

Heat olive oil and garlic add goat cheese, then whisk in cream until it’s smooth and creamy.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place spaghetti in bowl with meat balls and add sauce, season with salt and pepper and fresh basil.

About 2 years ago I saw red pasta on Greg’s blog  Sippity Sup. I thought the pasta was a special variety that made it red. Little did I know it was regular pasta, colored by beets after the pasta was cooked. I knew I would give it a try someday. That day has come and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Be sure to check out more of Greg’s recipes they mouth watering and his photos are fabulous!


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  1. 1

    I have had many, many things with goat cheese…but never meatballs! Sounds awesome!

  2. 2

    I bet goat cheese is awesome with meatballs!

  3. 3

    wow, what a wonderful meal.

  4. 4

    Wow, I’m really curious now what beet spaghetti would taste like. This looks great!

  5. 5

    What a beautiful dish! I’m not a big fan of beets but I’m sure I could ease into the idea with this pasta. I think it’s mostly the texture so that clearly won’t be a problem here. Fun!

  6. 6

    This is so pretty! I’ll bet those meatballs are so flavorful with the addition of goat cheese.

  7. 7

    This is a meal that is right up my alley! Goat and cheese and beets…yum!

  8. 8

    Wow, that is stunning – great way to use up some of the beets in my fridge! I’m going to make this for my kids – I think they’ll get a kick out of it (and some puzzled looks!)

  9. 9

    Okay, goat cheese with meatballs-intriguing! I love the beet spaghetti.

  10. 10
    Valentina says:

    i love red, too. love it! i’ve never made “red” pasta, but i’m definitely going to now! beautiful!


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