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Roasted Beets

Learn the easiest way to cook beets with this simple recipe! All you need is one ingredient and about five minutes of prep time. These roasted beets are the perfect side that you can pair with just about any main dish.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted beets
Servings: 2


  • 1 large bunch of beets


  • Cut the beet greens off of the beets, leaving ½ inch at the top. Save the beet greens for another recipe.
  • Scrub the beets clean, poke 2-3 times with a fork and wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Roast in a 400°F oven until tender, about 75-90 minutes, depending on the size of your beets.
    4 beet roots gathered inside of tin foil.
  • Unwrap the beets (they’ll be piping hot so be careful!) and run cool water over them.
    4 beet roots after being roasted in tin foil.
  • The skin should easily peel off while you do this. Once peeled you’re ready to use them however you’d like.
    4 freshly roasted beets in a shallow bowl.


Serving: 1/2 of recipe | Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g