Easy Roasted Beets

By Yankee Magazine

Mar 16 2016


Roasted beets, ready to eat!

Photo Credit : Amy Traverso

Roasted beets are a terrific addition to salads and pastas. Here’s how to make easy roasted beets at home.

How to Roast Beets | Step-by-Step


1 bunch fresh beets


Preheat your oven to 400°.

Rinse the beets well, scrubbing as needed. Trim the greens and about 1/4 inch off the top of each beet. Lay each beet, cut-side down, on a piece of aluminum foil.

Wrap the foil up around the beat, pinching it together at the top.

Arrange the beet packs on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until tender, 30 to 40 minutes, depending on size. A sharp knife tip should easily pierce the flesh when the beets are fully cooked.

Unwrap the packets and let the beets cool until just warm enough to handle.

Use paper towels (or a dark-colored kitchen towel) to rub the skin off the cooked beets. It will slip right off, revealing the glossy surface below.

Slice, dice, or puree your beets as your recipe requires.