Roasted Golden Beets

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Roasted Golden Beets

Roasted Golden Beets from Spinach TIger

When most people think of beets, they think of red beets. The expression,”she turned beet red makes perfect sense.” You never hear anyone say, “beet gold when describing something yellow.” Golden beets are not as common as red beets, and, although I love any kind of beet, I get just a little more excited when I see golden beets at the market. They look beautiful and taste a bit sweeter to me.

Roasted Golden Beets

This could barely be called a recipe. I roasted the cut beets on a baking stone, after tossing in olive oil, salt and pepper. Usually beets are roasted wrapped in foil, but I liked the way they caramelized a bit roasted exposed to the heat. These were like candy, and they disappeared before the fish they were accompanying was finished.

How to Make Roasted Golden Beets by Angela Roberts

If you don’t want the beets to brown, wrap them in foil (like the first picture.)

 There are probably a thousand ways to present golden beets to you, but there is something so fabulous about simplicity.

These are good eaten warm or at room temperature and make a delightful “take to” dish. They would also look good garnished with some chives cut into 3 inch strips if you didn’t have any edible pansies.

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Roasted Golden Beets

Roasted golden beets tossed in olive oil and roasted until caramelized and sweet.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Vegetable Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1 pound golden beets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil more if you need it
  • Course sea salt
  • cracked pepper
  • Edible pansies for garnish optional


  • There are two ways you can roast the beets. Wrapped in foil or roasted unwrapped.
  • Chop off the tops, give a good scrub, peel and cut into chunky pieces, quarters or eights.
  • Toss in olive oil, salt and pepper. The sweetness of the beets will provide additional flavor.
  • Roast at 350 until caramelized, golden brown 30-40 minutes. Check at 15 minutes and give a turn.


If you want golden caramelized beets, do not warp in foil.

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  1. This is the first time I have roasted and tried Golden Beets. I didn’t care for the recipe above. So I just added some white vinegar and Olive Oil to them and it took the taste from the beet that I didn’t like away. Guess I am just use to eating them that way Golden or Red beets taste great to me with the Olive Oil and white vinegar.

    1. Sharon, it’s not that recipe didn’t work, you just wanted more acid (vinegar). Nothing wrong with that. The recipe is here to help folks know how to roast. I have other beet recipes here at Spinach Tiger that have vinegar on them. I’m glad you like beets as much as I do.

  2. I put them in with a roast beef, along with potatoes, carrots and onions. & Roasted for about 90 minutes (convection @ 350). They were nice and tender but not mushy or over cooked

  3. This is an easy recipe and it works! One tip is to make sure that your cubes are all the same size, otherwise some will be more cooked than others. We used a hint of maple syrup as suggested by John; that was a nice touch. I suspect that finishing with a touch of butter and a hint of white wine to de-glaze the roasting pan would be great. I cooked in an iron skillet at 350 and suspect that 60-70 minutes would do the trick.

  4. I saw these at my local produce store and picked some up – along with another interesting variety called “striped”. They vary from white to white and red variagated.

    Anyway I cooked them together with this recipe and it was really delish. I added a sprinkle of maple syrup half way.

    I would allow more like an hour cooking time though. Next time also I’m going to add in some red beets for a nice 3-colour effect.

    1. Hello John,

      Which store and during which season did you find ‘striped’ beets? I would love to try this alternate variety. I have not yet seen these at a natural foods grocery or farmer’s market yet. I am located in California.



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