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Pasta with beets and blue cheese sauce

  • Vegetarian Diet

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Pasta with beets and blue cheese sauce

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200ο C (390ο F) set to fan.
  • Cut the beets into 2-3 cm pieces and spread them in a baking pan.
  • Cut the onion into 6 pieces, separate the layers, and add them to the pan.
  • Cut the garlic into pieces and add them to the pan.
  • Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, and bake them for 20-30 minutes.
  • In a pot with boiling water, add some salt and the spaghetti. Boil the pasta for 2 minutes less than the packet’s instructions.

For the sauce

  • Place a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the heavy cream along with the thyme and the oregano, and boil it for 2-3 minutes until reduced.
  • Add the Roquefort grated or into small pieces, and stir for 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens. Add salt, pepper, and mix.
  • Transfer the spaghetti to the pan, mix well, and remove it from the heat. If the sauce is too thick, add a little water from the pot where the spaghetti boiled.
  • Serve with the vegetables from the baking pan, pieces of the Roquefort, olive oil, pepper, and thyme.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

434
Calories (kcal)
22 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

21.0
Total Fat (g)
30 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

13.0
Saturated Fat (g)
65 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

46.0
Total Carbs (g)
18 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

8.3
Sugars (g)
9 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

13.0
Protein (g)
26 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.8
Fibre (g)
15 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.72
Sodium (g)
12 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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