Roasting Whole or Peeled and Cut Beets in the oven is a quick and easy way to bring out their natural sweetness. Add roasted beets to your favorite salads, turn them into hummus, or serve them up as a healthy side dish. You'll learn three different ways to perfectly bake them every time!
Preheat oven to 400 °F.
Wash and scrub the beets to remove any dirt and debris.
Coat each beet with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Sprinkle each with ¼ teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper.
With Foil Packets: Wrap each beet in a piece of aluminum foil large enough to completely enclose it.* Place wrapped beets on a large baking sheet.
Without Foil Packets: Place beets in a large cast-iron skillet or another oven-safe skillet. Cover the skillet with a piece of aluminum foil.
Bake for 45 - 75 minutes in the preheated oven. (This largely depends on how large the beets are.)
You’ll know the beets are done roasting when a knife easily slices through.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place cut beets in a single layer.