Roasting beets in the oven are so much easier than you think. It only takes some time and a little patience to learn how to roast beets in the oven. Within about one hour you’ll have tender beets for all your favorite beet recipes.

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How to Roast Beets in Oven

From roasted beet salads to picked beets, all these recipes start with a great batch of beets roasted in the oven. The sweet flavors of this delicious vegetable become more rich and intense when they’re slowly baked in the oven. We usually cook these at 400°F, but you can cook them at a slightly slower temperature 375°F for a longer period of time. If they are larger, we’ll often cook them at the lower temperature.
Roasting time varies on the size of the beets. One tip in roasting them is to try to have all the beets around the same size so that they can cook together evenly. And remember that beets are really staining so use gloves to peel the beets once they cool. And don’t get your favorite shirt stained red! After the beets are roasted,  you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for about 1 week.

Scrub the beets clean and wrap them in foil 

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Fold or pinch the edges of the foil to seal the beets 

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Allow beets to cool, peel them, slice and enjoy! 

How to Roast Beets Recipe step by step

How to Roast Beets in the Oven Recipe

Roasting time varies on the size of the beets. This recipe's baking times is based off of medium sized beets. Try to have all the beets around the same size so that they can cook together evenly. And remember that beets are really staining so use gloves to peel the beets once they cool. Don't get your favorite shirt stained red! Please read post for photos and more recipe details.
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (910g) fresh beets
  • optional salt , to taste
  • optional fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  • optional olive oil , to taste

Instructions 

  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  • Cut off beet leaves. Clean and scrub the beets free of dirt and wrap beets in aluminum foil. Place the wrapped beets on a baking sheet or in a casserole dish to catch any leaking beet juices.
  • Bake for about 1 hour or until beets are tender when easily pierced through with a fork.
    Remove beets from oven but still keep beets wrapped in foil and allow to cool for about 30 minutes or until cool enough to comfortably handle.
  • Using paper towels or wearing plastic gloves (unless you want to scrub your hands thoroughly after to get the beet stains out) rub off the beet skins and slice the beet top stub off of the beets. If the skin does not rub off easy, then use a vegetable peeler to carefully peel the skin.
  • Season with salt, pepper and a touch of olive oil and serve or use as needed in your recipes.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 118mg, Potassium: 491mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg

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