Baked Beets

Recipe by sugarpea
READY IN: 1hr 35mins


  • Baked Beets
  • 3 -4
    medium unpeeled unwashed whole beets
  • Dressed Baked Beets
  • 1 12 - 2
    tablespoons butter, melted
  • 12 - 1
    teaspoon sugar
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Baked Beets in Cream
  • 14
  • salt and pepper


  • Baked Beets: Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Trim roots and stems to 1/2", do not cut beets further!
  • ;do not wash beets!
  • ,if there is dirt that bothers you, wipe it off with a paper towel; moisture will cause the beets to steam and that is not what you want.
  • Place beets in a casserole, cover with the lid and seal the entire casserole tightly with foil; bake at 400° for 60-90 minutes.
  • When beets are cool enough to handle, remove the roots and skins; if you're using the beets whole leave the tails on, otherwise remove them; the skin can be easily slipped off with your fingers.
  • Beets are ready to be used in any recipe calling for cooked beets or try one of the two listed here.
  • Dressed Baked Beets: Put the skinned beets, whole, diced or sliced in a saucepan or skillet; add the butter, sugar, salt and pepper; heat and serve.
  • Baked Beets in Cream: Thinly slice skinned baked beets; heat in saucepan or skillet with cream, add salt and pepper; just before serving add lemon juice.