Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

from Bon Appetit, December 2004. A great complement to a Christmas Meal. Tip: use kitchen gloves when peeling beets!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 30 baby beets, unpeeled, all but 1 inch of tops trimmed, rinsed (each 1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter, about 5 bunches)
  • 4 large fresh rosemary sprigs, plus additional
  • rosemary sprig, for garnish
  • 1 12 tablespoons butter
  • 14 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F Place beets in roasting pan. Add 4 rosemary sprigs and enough water to barely cover beets. Cover pan tightly with foil. Roast beets until tender, about 50 minutes. Transfer beets to work surface. Peel while still warm; place on rimmed baking sheet. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill.).
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F Melt butter with oil in small saucepan. Pour over beets on sheet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until heated through, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Garnish with additional rosemary sprigs and serve.
Most Helpful

Really tasty! Made for My 3 Chefs 2008. We loved the combination of the buttery rosemary flavor and the roasted beets. Delicious. **This was saved in my Top 2008 Recipes Cookbook!

Trinkets January 06, 2009