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Simple Roasted Beets

Simple Roasted Beets that will make a beet lover out of any beet hater! You won't believe how different they taste than any other cooking method! www.superhealthykids.com

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year when it comes to eating. We grow a huge garden and that means all of the work I put into the ground in the spring and summer is now giving more and more back to me. Gardening such a rewarding hobby!

Here’s a picture of my wild garden this time of the year (and my chicken coops on the left). You can only see about half of it here!

Simple Roasted Beets that will make a beet lover out of any beet hater! You won't believe how different they taste than any other cooking method! www.superhealthykids.com

The melons are on, pumpkins are picked and I’m slowly pulling them off of my porch and popping them into my slow cooker to eat. We dig onions, carrots, beets, and potatoes a few times a week to cook with. I’m still getting a few tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and cabbage too. Most of my canning is done, so we are just eating and using the vegetables we pick fresh. Fresh garden beets are one of my all time favorites to cook and my kids eat them like candy.

I feel like beets have a bad wrap. Most people who don’t like them will tell you they taste like dirt, and if they aren’t prepared well that is very true. People often throw beets in a pot of water and boil away, but in my opinion very few veggies are good boiled (corn and potatoes are the exception). Roasting beets though is a game changer! Simple Roasted Beets is the recipe that is going to change you from a beet hater into a beet lover. Mark my work.

Simple Roasted Beets that will make a beet lover out of any beet hater! You won't believe how different they taste than any other cooking method! www.superhealthykids.com

Roasting vegetable makes them extra sweet as the natural sugars caramelize in the high heat. Beets are already quiet sweet which means roasting them turns them into extra sweet crispy little delights. Place them on a parchment paper and add some nice kosher salt for the perfect balance and you’ve just made a very easy side dish that even your toddlers will love. We like roasted beets just as they are but you can also roast extras and toss them in salads and soups, or get totally crazy and stick them in sandwiches and wraps. Even if you consider yourself a beet hater, you’ve got to try this recipe. It’s going to make a lover out of you.

Simple Roasted Beets that will make a beet lover out of any beet hater! You won't believe how different they taste than any other cooking method! www.superhealthykids.com simple roasted beets

Melissa cooks, confesses, and corrals chickens and children at Bless this Mess, where you can find healthy recipes (with some simple desserts included), a peak at her hobby farm, and the joys of raising five little ones, eight years old and younger. She’s got a whole lot of mess to bless!

Simple Roasted Beets

Simple Roasted Beets
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 5 medium – beet
  • 3 tablespoon – olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon – salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash the beets and use a vegetable scrubber to wash the outside. Remove the stem and root end with a sharp knife. Use a vegetable peeler or pairing knife to peel the beets. Slice the beets into 1/4 inch thick rounds and place them in a small bowl.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the sliced beets and then toss to combine.
  4. Place the sliced beets in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet.
  5. Roast in the hot oven until the beets are fork tender, 10-15 minutes, remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt.
  6. Enjoy right away.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 133 7%
  • Fat: 10 g 15%
  • Carb: 9 g 3%
  • Fiber: 2 g 8%
  • Protein: 1 g 2%
  • Sugar: 6 g
written by
Melissa Griffiths

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Cindy Brown says:

This recipe is delicious ! A quick and easy way to enjoy fresh beets ! 🙂

We’re so glad you liked it! Thanks for the great feedback Cindy!

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