The Best Ever Roasted Beets


If you are looking for an easy recipe for cooked beets, this Roasted Beets recipe is just what you have been searching for. It is as simple as it gets, and works every time! The beets come out perfectly tender and the balsamic and thyme takes their sweet flavor to the next level.

Recipe Snapshot


1 hour


3 cups


Preheat the oven. If your beets are particularly dirty, rinse off any excess dirt.


On a cutting board, peel the whole beets with a sharp vegetable peeler. Cut the beets into chunks. Toss the raw beets, oil, salt and pepper in a Pyrex or ceramic baking dish. Spread them in a single layer and cover with aluminum foil.


Roast beets, lifting off the piece of foil to stir once or twice, until the beets are tender when pierced with a fork or a sharp knife.


Remove the beets from the oven and add in the thyme and balsamic. Toss them and then let them roast again uncovered so that the balsamic creates a glaze of sorts! Serve warm or at room temperature.



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