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Roasted beets with goat cheese

Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These roasted beets with goat cheese are heaven! Earthy, tender beets paired with creamy goat cheese and topped with fresh chives? Perfection.


  • 4 beets (you can roast up to 8 beets at a time; use 4 for serving)
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese (optional)
  • Thinly sliced chives, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.*
  2. Wash the beets. Trim off all but about 1 inch of the beet greens (you can save them for later and use them in salads). Leaving on the stem helps keep the beets from “bleeding” out red juice in the oven.
  3. Rub the beets lightly with olive oil. Place the beets in a covered oven proof dish. (You also can wrap each beet individually in aluminum foil and place them on the oven grates).
  4. Roast the beets for 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size and freshness, until tender when pierced with a fork. Check every 10 minutes until tender; we’ve found medium sized beets take about 1 hour.
  5. Allow them to cool for a few minutes. Then place them under cool water and rub off the skins with your fingers. You can serve immediately, or refrigerate the whole beets until serving and serve them cold.
  6. To serve, slice the beets into rounds and arrange them on a plate. Drizzle the top with olive oil and sprinkle with 1 pinch kosher salt. Top with goat cheese dollops and thinly sliced chives.


*Note: To shortcut the time, you can also use this Instant Pot Beets method to cook the beets. Roasting gets them a little sweeter and more flavorful, but the Instant Pot method works too. If you use this method, you may need to use a little more kosher salt for the final flavoring.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Keywords: Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese