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Caramelized Roasted Beets

Adapted just slightly from Honest Cooking

Caramelized Roasted Beets ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beet #recipe

Sweet and savory roasted beets add a vibrant red color to your table. Serve over greens or simply by themselves. For a lovely touch, sprinkle with crumbled goat or blue cheese and maybe some toasted walnuts.

it seems so long ago that I made these! In real time, it wasn’t that long, but in terms of my life journey these past several months, it was ages ago. My friend Val always grows beets in her garden and for some reason, they always get GINORMOUS (that’s a Val word). She brings them to yoga every year at beet harvest time. I confess, guys, I am not a big fan of beets. My mother always loved them, I remember, so this year when Val brought her ginormous beets to share with us, I took several home with me. And I was determined to find a way to prepare them that I actually LIKE.

Val had mentioned that her husband had been roasting beets and that took them to a whole new level, so I went looking for roasted beet recipes and I found this one from Honest Cooking that looked really good.

When I cut into the beets, I was enthralled with the beautiful color of them and there were these gorgeous rings of pinky white, so I decided I needed to slice the beets rather than cut them into chunks. The rings were still apparent, but completely red by the time the roasting was done.

I have to say, it WAS really good. It made beets actually enjoyable to eat. I’m not completely converted to a beet lover, but I’m proud of myself for taking a step in the right direction.

I gave the rest of Val’s beets to mom, who was very happy to have beets. She hasn’t planted beets for many years, because she is the only one in the family who likes them. I so hope mom enjoyed them. Now I kind of get why she loves beets so much (and I made a mental note to take mom some of Val’s lovely beets every year).

Caramelized Roasted Beets

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Caramelized Roasted Beets


  • 2 - 3 large beets, peeled & sliced about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 large purple onion, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves, peeled & chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray or brush lightly with olive oil.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, toss together the beets, onions, olive oil, brown sugar and salt until all the veggies are coated in oil and well mixed.
  3. Spread the mixture out over the prepared pan and bake for 45 - 60 minutes, stirring every fifteen minutes or until the beets are tender and the onions are caramelized.
  4. Enjoy immediately or keep in a sealed container in the fridge until serving time. A little crumbled blue or goat cheese is marvelous on top.


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Caramelized Roasted Beets ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #beet #recipe

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3 Responses

  1. Roasted beets are one of my faves, but I have yet to try a really sweet version; this recipe has me intrigued! Think I’ll have to give it a try the next time my grocery store has a nice selection of beets 🙂

    November 27, 2017 at 11:36 am

    • Ann

      I really am not a huge fan of beets, but I love this recipe! The caramelized onions and garlic are sweet yet savory (if that makes any sense at all …) and I love how they pair with the sweetness of the beets. These are even better with a little goat cheese or blue cheese crumbled on top.

      November 28, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      • Ooh, I love adding goat cheese to beets – sounds like the perfect combo with these sweet ones! Thanks for all the ideas Ann 😀

        November 28, 2017 at 9:47 pm