Just a forewarning, this makes A LOT of pasta. Be prepared to feed an army or have leftovers for days, maybe even weeks.
Penne with Beets, Beet Greens, Goat Cheese and Walnuts
Bake beets wrapped in foil for about 45 minutes. In the meantime, wash the beet greens and cut into 1/2 inch wide strips, set aside. When the beets are done, cool them under cold water and peel skin off. Trim ends and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices.
Cook pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes.
In a skillet, heat oil. Add garlic, basil, and pepper flakes, cook about 1-2 minutes. Add beets and greens, until the greens are wilted.
And here's my kitty. She does not eat beets. She's cute, isn't she? Sweet? Well....