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Easy roasted beets

Easy Oven Roasted Beets

Oven roasted beets are a simple and sweet side dish recipe!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 68kcal
Author Ashley C.


  • 3 large beets (can also use 4 medium beets or 5 small beets)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Remove the tops and the roots of the beets and peel each one with a vegetable peeler.
  • Cut the beets into 1 1/2-inch chunks. (Small beets can be halved, medium ones cut in quarters and large beets cut into eighths.)
  • Place the cut beets on foil-lined baking sheet and toss with olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, turning once or twice with a spatula, until the beets are tender. Remove from the oven and immediately toss with orange zest. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.


  • You can adjust this recipe by using more or less beets, as desired.
  • Freeze the cooked beets for up to 3 months. Thaw before serving.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg