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Roasted Beets | How to Roast Beets

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!

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


  • 1 lb. beets 2-4 medium-sized
  • 1-2 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ 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. Sprinkle each with ¼ teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper.

  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. (This largely depends on how large the beets are.)

  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.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Beets | How to Roast Beets
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.