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I love beets. I really do. They're sweet and earthy and nutritious vegetable. Roasting beets is a great way to add flavor and texture to your meal. Beets can be prepared in a variety of ways, including in the oven, on the grill, or in an air fryer.

In this blog post, we’ll share four different methods for roasting beets – two of which do not require foil! You have the options for a tender result or for a crispier one. We’ve also included 2 recipes for roasted beets. So whether you like your beets sweet or savory, we’ve got you covered!

Roasting Beets & Vegetables: BEFORE / AFTER

How To Prepare Beets For Roasting

To get the best results out of your roasting experiment, you'll want to make sure your beets are prepped and ready to go!

  1. Start by washing the beets to remove any dirt or debris.
  2. Peel off the skin of each beet with a vegetable peeler, then slice into cubes or quarters.
  3. Toss with oil, salt, and pepper before roasting to ensure they get nicely browned and crispy.
  4. If using foil to roast, wrap each piece of beet individually in a sheet of aluminum foil before placing it in the oven or on the grill.

Method #1: How To Roast Beets In The Oven - With No Foil

The no foil method yields slightly crisper, less sweet roasted beets.

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F
  2. Cut the beets into 1-inch cubes and toss with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper
  3. Spread out evenly on a baking sheet
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until tender. Enjoy!

Method #2: How To Roast Beets In The Oven - Wrapped In Foil

The foil had created a sort of steam chamber that kept all the moisture in, resulting in tender, delicious roasted beets.

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F
  2. Cut each beet in half. Toss them with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper
  3. Wrap each beet in its own sheet of aluminum foil
  4. Place the wrapped beets onto a baking sheet
  5. Roast in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until tender. Enjoy!

Method #3: How To Roast Beets On The Grill - Wrapped In Foil

The grill had provided a smoky flavor that really elevated the roasted beets to the next level.

  1. Preheat your grill to 400°F
  2. Cut each beet in half and coat with oil, salt, and pepper
  3. Wrap each beet in its own sheet of aluminum foil
  4. Place the wrapped beets onto the preheated grill
  5. Close the lid and allow to roast for 30 minutes or until tender. Enjoy!

Method #4:  How To Roast Beets In An Air Fryer - With No Foil

This method produced the crispiest, flavorful roasted beets.

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F
  2. Cut the beets into 1-inch cubes and toss with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper
  3. Place the beet cubes in the preheated air fryer basket
  4. Cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Enjoy!

How To Peel Beets After Roasting

Once you’ve roasted your beets, the final step to your delicious meal is peeling the skins off. Peeling beets after roasting is easy and straightforward.

  • First, let the beets cool for about 10 minutes before handling them.
  • Then, begin to gently rub off the skins with your hands.
  • You can also use a kitchen towel for extra grip.
  • Once you’ve peeled the skins off, you can store the beets in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

1. Roasted Beets With Feta Cheese & Walnut Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium beets, roasted and cubed
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine roasted beets, feta cheese, and walnuts.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Toss to combine everything together.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

2. Roasted Beets And Carrots Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 large beets, roasted and cubed
  • 3 carrots, sliced into thin coins
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine roasted beets, carrots and walnuts.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil, honey and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Toss to combine everything together.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra pop of flavor, add a squeeze of lemon juice to the roasted beets before serving.
  • Add some fresh herbs like parsley or thyme for a delicious herby flavor.
  • If you’re looking to add some crunch, sprinkle some roasted pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds over the top.
  • Roasted beets can also make a great addition to salads! Try adding them to your next summer salad for a tasty and nutritious lunch.
  • For an indulgent twist, sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese over the roasted beets before serving.
  • If you want to take your roasted beets game up a notch, try adding some honey and balsamic vinegar for a sweet and savory flavor.
  • Roasted beets can also make a great side dish for your favorite proteins – try pairing them with roasted chicken or salmon for a delicious meal.
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If you need a pan to roast your beets and vegetables, check out the blog post below. We have done the research and picked out the 5 best pans for roasting vegetables, ready for you to get one and start cooking!

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Whether you’re cooking for a large family gathering or a small dinner, this selection of multi-functional roasting pans for vegetables, meats, and more is sure coming in handy. Check out to find your best one!

Now you are equipped with the knowledge of how to roast beets in different ways, for varying lengths of time, and with or without foil. Enjoy experimenting with these delicious vegetables! Happy roasting!

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