Roasted Beets with Orange and Rosemary

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes

Roasted beets are easier to make than you think! My simple recipe creates tender, sweet beets with a hint of fresh rosemary and orange in the background.

Roasted Beets with Orange and Rosemary - The Lemon Bowl

Roasted beets have a special place in my heart. Believe it or not, my very first blog post involved roasted beets: Beets and Wheat Berries Make Me Happy. What can I say? I love beets and I wanted to tell the world.

The truth is, so many people think they hate beets because they’ve only been exposed to bland, lifeless canned or boiled versions. I challenge anyone who thinks they don’t like beets to try this recipe before making a final decision.

When you roast beets, you allow the natural sugars to caramelize and become sweet. Similar to the mellow flavor of roasted garlic, roasted beets become creamy and delicious with very little effort. 

Roasted Beets

Fresh orange juice and fragrant rosemary are thrown in the pan along with a little olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt before everything heads into the oven. Then you just sit back and relax while the oven does the work!

Ready to get started? Your fork is waiting.

Roasted Beets

Roasted Beets with Orange and Rosemary

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Roasted beets are easier to make than you think! My simple recipe creates tender, sweet beets with a hint of fresh rosemary and orange in the background.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
TOTAL: 50 minutes
Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 bunch beets (4 large or 8 medium)
  • 1 in large orange (cut half)
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large pinch kosher salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees and line 8 x 8 baking dish with foil.
  • Wash and trim the greens from the beets but leave the root in-tact as shown in photo.
  • Place beets in the pan and cover with juice of one orange, rosemary sprigs, olive oil, large pinch kosher salt and a few turns of a black pepper mill.
  • Leave the orange halves in the pan and cover tightly with foil. Roast for 45 minutes or until beets are fork tender.
  • Let cool completely before removing foil.
  • To serve, carefully remove skin with hands (should peel right off) and slice into bite-sized pieces.

Notes

Beets will stain your hands red. If you wish, use kitchen gloves to prevent your hands from staining.

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 12.4gProtein: 1.7gFat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 346mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 8.5g

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50 responses to “Roasted Beets with Orange and Rosemary”

  1. Kirsten Avatar
    Kirsten

    Liz,
    I still think that it’s more like oven braising than roasted (liquid, foil) but heck yeah I love roasted beets. I also love beets with oranges, so the addition of an orange is brilliant in my book.
    Thanks!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You’re totally right! Although I will say, the orange never gives it THAT much juice but yea I think it’s definitely more like braising especially with the foil over it!!

  2. sue/the view from great island Avatar
    sue/the view from great island

    Beets and citrus are a match made in heaven — thanks for the shout-out!

  3. Laurie {Simply Scratch} Avatar
    Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    I LOVE beets! My husband says they taste like dirt… but that’s kind of the reason why I love them. GO BEETS!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      That’s funny I think that’s why I like them too!!

  4. Jennie @themessybakerblog Avatar
    Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Little effort. High flavor. I don’t think it gets much better. Love!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Exactly my plan!! haha

  5. Meredith Avatar
    Meredith

    I love beets and the orange and rosemary is a brilliant combo!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks so much Meredith!

  6. Bri | Bites of Bri Avatar
    Bri | Bites of Bri

    I love beets! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to give this a try. I’m in love with golden and candy cane beets too.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you like them!

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