Red beets are boiled until just tender, then sliced and smothered in pesto before being roasted in the oven.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the beets in a large saucepan and cover with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the beets are just tender, about 30 minutes. Drain, and allow the beets to cool until you are able to handle them. Peel and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices, then toss with the pesto in a bowl.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  • Spread the beets out onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the beets are hot and have turned slightly brown around the edges, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 9.4g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 7.5mg; sodium 242.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
I was more interested in the method in this recipe as opposed to the ingredients. I don't have pesto right now and although I could have made it I didn't really feel like it. I just used minced garlic instead and it was a hit. These beets are good roasted! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2008
I like this cooking method for beets although I use the microwave rather than the stove top. How the recipe turns out, though, will depend on your pesto. Mine is strongly garlic and I found the garlic clashed with the beet rather than complementing it. I prefer a mix of olive oil, salt, pepper and either sage or thyme rather than the pesto. YMMV. Read More
(40)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2008
I like this cooking method for beets although I use the microwave rather than the stove top. How the recipe turns out, though, will depend on your pesto. Mine is strongly garlic and I found the garlic clashed with the beet rather than complementing it. I prefer a mix of olive oil, salt, pepper and either sage or thyme rather than the pesto. YMMV. Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
I was more interested in the method in this recipe as opposed to the ingredients. I don't have pesto right now and although I could have made it I didn't really feel like it. I just used minced garlic instead and it was a hit. These beets are good roasted! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2011
All the pesto melted away during cooking so these just tasted like roasted beets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2011
I love beets and was looking for a new recipe. I followed this one and everyone loved the beets! Thank you for sharing! Pesto beets = delicious! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
A definite hit in this family! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2012
Not bad but did not have much of the pesto flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2018
Love pesto and beets whats to go wrong! Read More
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