Roasted Balsamic Beets

"Even if you don't normally like beets, you'll love the sweet and tangy taste of this easy recipe."
photo by Brenda. photo by Brenda.
photo by Brenda.
photo by Brenda. photo by Brenda.
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash and peel the beets. Slice each beet in quarters lengthwise, and then slice each quarter into three chunks.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil, and place the beets on top. Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar, and then add salt and pepper. Gently stir to coat the beets.
  • Cover with more foil and roll the edges of the two layers to create a pouch for the beets. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the beets from the oven, and raise the temperature to 400 degrees. Take off the top layer of foil (watch out for steam!), and stir to mix the juices. Return to the oven and continue to cook for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve warm or cold, or add to a salad.

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  1. BeverleeJo
    We enjoyed these beets very much, husband made sure I put them in the rotation. Because it is so hot here tonight, I did them on the grill. Thanks for posting this recipe.
  2. Wolfstraum
    my first try at cooking raw beets.....flavor was great but wow - were they tough....I think the cooking time is either way under cited - or they just are meant to be tough...I will continue to just buy jarred beets as these were a waste of money and time
  3. KitchenAndCraftAdve
    Not really a beet fan...but am trying to give them another shot since I haven't had them in much other than cold salads/pickled. Tried this recipe last night--they were beautiful in appearance...but I don't think the amount/variety of flavors in this roasting recipe does much for the beets. Really--by the time everything cooked, I couldn't taste the balsamic vinegar much over the flavor of the beets...and I don't use low quality balsamic. I would not use this recipe again without modifying it severely by adding more ingredients...I will keep searching for a good roasted beet recipe (Hince the 1 star...sorry :-( ).
  4. zaar junkie
    I thought these were just okay. I really like beets, but there was nothing exceptional about this recipe. I did like the method of preparation, but not necessarily the flavor or texture of the beets after roasting. If I made this again, I would probably just keep them in the pouch at 350 until they were fully cooked.
  5. Andi Oz
    These were excellent as they stand. We added in pumpkin and garlic and while everything turned pink, it was still tasty. I just love balsamic vinegar! We also discovered that doing this on a pizza stone works very well, better than just straight in the oven. Thanks for the recipe!


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