Try roasting beets, it is easy and quick.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 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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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Toss the beets, olive oil, and thyme in a bowl until beets are coated, and arrange pieces of beet on baking sheet so that they don't touch. Sprinkle the beets with sea salt.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until the beets are tender, 10 to 20 minutes. A fork inserted into a beet cube should come out easily.

Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 8.1g; fat 6.9g; sodium 144.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2011
Absolutely delicious! After cutting into 3/4" cubes, I tossed with olive oil, chopped rosemary, a little balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Roasting at 425 took much longer than the 10-20 minutes from the recipe - more like 35. Not only delicious, the intense ruby red color makes it a beautiful side dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2012
Easy but really didn't like the thyme. I'll try again without next time. Read More
(13)
108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2011
Absolutely delicious! After cutting into 3/4" cubes, I tossed with olive oil, chopped rosemary, a little balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Roasting at 425 took much longer than the 10-20 minutes from the recipe - more like 35. Not only delicious, the intense ruby red color makes it a beautiful side dish. Read More
(193)
Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2011
I love roasting beets when you can get the all the beautiful varieties at the farmer's market. I used some deep red and pretty golden yellow beets. I skipped the whole mixing bowl part and just used 2 sheets of heavy duty foil - keeping the different colored beets separate. I drizzled the olive oil, thyme, and salt right onto the beet wedges and then enclosed the beets into foil packets, placed on a baking sheet and popped them in the oven. I rated only 4 stars because of the method. I prefer to quarter the beets and roast them for longer (about an hour) instead of cubing them. This way after they cool you can slice them for salads or cube them if desired. Fantastic served with greens, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, and balsamic dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2011
I read somewhere that you just had to scrub the beets and no peeling required. I did not want to turn on the oven so I cooked them on the grill in a tin roasting pan covered with foil for about 20 minutes. They got a little char on the bottoms but we ate them skin and all. They were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2014
My husband loves beets. I do not like beets. I do, however, love my husband. I love him more than I dislike beets. So, I tried this recipe. He loved them. I have to say, I did not hate them. While it didn't convert me to a beet lover, it did make me (at least for tonight) a beet eater. :) Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2013
Instead of Thyme I used grated orange peel. It was delicious. I hate having to handle the beets so I wore latex gloves. I can see myself roasting the beets with Winter squash or sweet potatoes. This is so earty and basic. I just ate them as the entire meal with some browned butter on top. You can do things like that when you live alone...no husband asking where is the meat? Just beets and some crusty bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2013
Yummy! Got some beets in a CSA and didn't know what to do with them. This was so simple and converted a whole family who had never had/didn't like beets. We just quartered them because ours were so small. The MAIN thing is that we LEFT THE SKINS ON.... and they were GOOD! The skin added a crunchy texture; it was a lot like a potato skin. I will definitely keep doing them this way. I might experiment with the seasonings just for fun but the thyme sea salt was very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2013
My 2 1/2 yr. old loves these things! I was a little leery about using thyme after reading the reviews so I cut the amount in half and you couldn't even taste it just gave a nice flavor to the beets. I also bake mine for 30 min. in a 400 degree oven so my fire alarm doesn't go off:)Just a note: make sure you allow one large beet or two small ones per person or you won't have enough. They usually reduce about a quarter to a third in size. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2011
Great flavor! Mine took longer more like 30 minutes than 20 but tasted wonderful! Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2012
Easy but really didn't like the thyme. I'll try again without next time. Read More
(13)
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