Simple Oven Roasted Beets - look at all those colors of beets!
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Oven Roasted beets

Roasted Beets are like vegetable candy. I mean, just look at all those candy colors and beautiful patterns and textures. And, the taste of Roasted Beets is out of this world. Sweet, earthy, robust, root vegetable, like pure veggie candy! And, all this yummy sweetness, and they’re still healthy!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • Beets
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Clean beets of any dirt and loose roots by rubbing the raw beets with your fingers under cool tap water. (You may get some red stains on your hands; don’t worry, it’ll wash off.) If your beets are large, or of varying sizes you’ll want to half or quarter them. They should all be about the same size when they go in the oven.
  3. Place cleaned and prepped beets in a roasting pan, baking dish, or in a cast iron skillet. Drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and toss to coat. Place the pan in the oven, and roast until the beets are fork tender, about 45 minutes if the beets are small or medium in size. If they’re large, the roasting process may take longer, maybe 60 minutes.