Simple Herb Roasted Beets

Simple herb roasted beets in white ceramic bowl with copper serving spoon on light blue background

These simple herb roasted beets and sweet, savory, and one of my favorite salad ingredients! Roasting beets caramelizes their sugars and brings out their sweetness, while olive oil, herbs, and salt add a savory flavor.


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  • 2 lbs. beets
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp herbes de Provence (or 1 tbsp fresh thyme, rosemary, and/or basil)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Beets: Slice the stem and root off of each beet, then peel thoroughly. Cut beets into small cubes (approximately 1 cm or 1/4-1/2-inch), and place them in a large bowl.
  3. Oil and herbs: Add olive oil and, salt, pepper, and herbs de Provence (or fresh herbs, if using) to the beets. Toss to even coat the beets in the oil and spices.
  4. Bake: Place the beets onto a sheet pan in an even layer, then bake at 400 for 35 minutes. You'll know the beets are done when the edges are browned and beet pieces can be easily pierced with a fork.


  1. Storing & freezing: Store roasted beets in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. To freeze, place roasted beets in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months.
  2. Ninja Foodi: Skip step 1 and prepare beets through step 3. Place in a Ninja Foodi on the Cook & Crisp plate, and Bake/Roast at 375 for 18 minutes. Once done, open the Ninja Foodi lid right away and test a couple beets to make sure you can pierce them with a fork. If not, Bake/Roast at 375 for another 2-3 minutes.

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