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How to Roast Beets

Jackie Fo By

I’m not going to lie; beets are scary looking.

They’re not particularly pretty or friendly or welcoming. But there is magic inside, I promise you that! When you roast these weird veggies, they turn out all sweet and caramelized and have a beautiful deep red color. They just need a little TLC! Here’s how to break your fear of beets with a few easy steps.


Raw beets in a bundle

Step 1: Wash the beets, like you’d scrub a potato before baking.


Slicing top off of beet with a knife

Beets with stems trimmed off

Step 2: Trim ends and stems of beets using a knife.


Beets drizzled with olive oil

Step 3: Preheat oven to 375 F. Drizzle beets (skin still on) with olive oil.


Beets placed on a baking sheet that is lined and covered with foil

Step 4: Place on a baking sheet lined in foil and cover in foil, sealing the edges together.


Roasted beets with skins still on

Step 5: Roast for one hour to an hour and a half, or until they are pretty tender and you can poke through the skin with a fork.


Roasted beets with skins peeled off

Step 6: Let cool and slip skins off. They should come off quite easily. Cube or slice to use for recipes, or enjoy the sweet flavor on its own.


Slicing roasted beet


Now, use those beets in any of the following recipes to revolutionize your plate!

Photo collage of recipes with beets

Don’t fear the beet!


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