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Red and golden beets in a colander.

How To Roast Beets

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
It is easy to learn how to roast beets with this easy method. Roasting beets add a delicious rich flavor to a boring vegetable. Use roasted beets in your favorite beet recipes. Make crostini for a delicious appetizer or snack.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 95 kcal


  • 6 medium fresh golden or red beets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil per beet
  • 1 teaspoon a sprinkle of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon a sprinkle of freshly cracked peppercorns or ground pepper if that's what you have
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 F. degrees.
  • Cut the leaves off if your beets still have them.
  • Scrub and rinse each beet under running water until you've removed all the surface dirt.
  • Pat dry with a towel.
  • Place a piece of aluminum foil on a work surface. Place a piece of garlic, a sprinkle of salt and some ground pepper in the center of the foil.
  • Place the beet in the center of the foil and repeat with the garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle the olive oil over the beet.
  • Fold the aluminum foil up and around the beet and twist at the top.
  • Repeat with remaining beets.
  • Place all the prepared beets on a cookie sheet.
  • Roast in the oven for 45-90 minutes depending on the size of the beets, until fork tender.
  • Allow beets to cool before peeling them. Use in your favorite beet recipes.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • The red beets will stain so wear plastic gloves or place a plastic sandwich bag over your hands while peeling.
  • Extra large beets should be cut in half.
  • Try to buy beets that are about the same size so they will be done roasting at the same time.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 520mgPotassium: 557mgFiber: 5gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 58IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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