Roasted Beets

A staple ingredient in bistro salads and entrees, beets are easy to oven roast, then keep on hand for many creative menu options.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6


lb beets, scrubbed clean, green tops removed
tablespoons olive oil
tablespoon salt

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line roasting pan with foil. Place beets in pan. Rub oil and salt over beets. Cover beets tightly with another sheet of foil.
  • 2 Roast 1 hour or until beets are tender when pierced with fork. If not tender, roast 30 to 60 minutes longer. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 3 With gloves on, peel off outer beet skins. Cut beets into slices or quarters.

Expert Tips

When working with red beets, prevent hands from staining by using food-grade plastic or latex gloves when handling the beets.

Cook golden beets per recipe above. Golden beets are yellow in color, do not stain as much, and have a slightly milder flavor.