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How to Roast Beets in the Oven

Master three different methods for How to Roast Beets with this easy to follow guide. Serve as a side dish, or meal prep extra for a quick addition to salads, pizza, or hummus!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 83 kcal


  • 1 lb. beets 2-4 medium-sized
  • 1-2 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.

  2. Wash and scrub the beets to remove any dirt and debris.

Whole Roasted Beets:

  1. Cut and remove the leaves leaving 1-2 inches of the stem remaining.
  2. Coat each beet with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and rub it into the skin.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Bake for 45 - 75 minutes in the preheated oven. (45 minutes for small beets, 1 hour for medium-sized beets, and 1 hour 15 minutes for large beets.)

  6. You’ll know the beets are done roasting when a knife easily slices through.

Peeled and Diced Beets:

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the outer skin from the beets. Remove the stem end and cut beets into ½ to 1-inch cubes.
  2. Add beets to a large bowl toss with 1 tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Toss until well coated.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place cut beets in a single layer.

  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until beets are tender. Flip beets halfway through to ensure even roasting.

Recipe Notes

  • You can also place a piece of parchment paper between the foil and the beet to prevent direct contact.
  • If you'd like to cook them more quickly, you might prefer boiling beets instead.
  • To Store: Keep cooked beets in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • To Freeze: Seal in a freezer-safe airtight container and freeze for up to 8 months.
Nutrition Facts
How to Roast Beets in the Oven
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 566mg25%
Potassium 369mg11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 37IU1%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.