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Easy roasted beets

Easy Oven Roasted Beets

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Oven roasted beets are a simple and sweet side dish recipe!
4.93 from 13 votes


  • 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
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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