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Beets are surprisingly simple to prepare. Beets can be cooked in four different ways, so choose the one that is most convenient for you.

Now that you know how to cook them, you may enjoy this wonderful and nutritious vegetable!

What Makes Beet Recipe So Special?

  • Beets are a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals! Fiber, folate, and vitamin C are all abundant in them. To gain the benefits of this nutritious vegetable, include it in your diet.
  • They’re tasty and can be used in a variety of ways. Beets become extremely delicate and slightly sweet if cooked. Beets are delicious on salads, in dips, and on their own.
  • There’s proof that adding beets to your diet can help you lose weight! Beets are low in calories, therefore substituting them for high-calorie items will certainly result in weight loss. Beets are also high in fiber, so they will keep you satiated for longer, reducing your desire to snack on potentially unhealthy foods.

How to Prepare Them

Boiling Instructions: Bring a big saucepan of water to a boil before beginning to boil beets. When the water is boiling, add the washed beets and a pinch of salt.

Allow 20 to 30 minutes for them to boil, depending on the size of your beets, and then they’re done! To stop the cooking process, place the delicate beets in an ice bath.

Easy Beets
Food: Beet (Source: masala Herb)

Steaming Instructions: Beets can be steamed in the same manner that any other vegetable can be. Prepare a steamer basket and a saucepan of water for steaming. Once the water has reached a boil, add the beets and steam until soft.

Roasted Beet: When people ask me how to cook beets, I usually recommend roasting them first! Roasted beets, in my opinion, have a little more flavor and produce the least mess.

Drizzle the beets with olive oil and cover them in aluminum foil separately. Roast the foil-wrapped beets for up to 50 minutes (depending on their size) on a baking sheet until soft and delicious.

In the Microwave: You might be surprised to learn that you can cook beets in the microwave. To perform this trick, pierce beets all over with a fork to create little vents for steam to enter and exit each beet.

Then, in a dish half-filled with water, insert the beets and cover with a damp paper towel. Finally, microwave your beets for 5 minutes or until soft.

Success Strategies

  • Before eating, you can either remove or leave the skin on! The skin softens and becomes safe to consume after being cooked. As a result, simply don’t peel them to avoid the mess!
  • I strongly advise using gloves when handling beets. The juice from red beets is opaque and can stain your skin and/or clothes. To avoid a potential disaster, use extreme caution when cooking and cutting beets.
  • Learning how to prepare beets in your preferred style is an important first step in incorporating this nutritious vegetable into your diet. Experiment with each method before deciding which one you like. Once you’ve decided, include cooked beets in your cooking and diet!

How to Prepare Beet

5 minutes to prepare
30 minutes to cook
35 minutes total

Beets are surprisingly simple to prepare. Beets can be cooked in four different ways, so choose the one that is most convenient for you. Now that you know how to cook them, you may enjoy this wonderful and nutritious vegetable!


For Boiled Beets

  • 4 beets washed
  • water
  • Pinch of salt

For Steamed Beets

  • 4 beets washed
  • water

For Roasted Beet

  • 4 beets washed
  • olive oil

For Beets in the Microwave

  • 4 beets washed
  • water


  • Large pot with lid
  • Steamer basket
  • Baking sheet
  • Large microwave-safe bowl


For Beets Boiled

  1. A large pot of water should be brought to a boil.
  2. When the water is boiling, add a large teaspoon of salt and the beets.
  3. Cook for 20-30 minutes, or until a fork pierces the beets easily. To stop the cooking, strain the water and place it in an ice bath.

For Beets Steamed

  1. Fill a pot halfway with water, then place it over high medium heat with a steamer basket on top.
    When steam starts to rise from the basket, add the beets and cover with a lid.
  2. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until a fork can easily pierce it.

For Beets Roasted

Easy Beets roasted
Food: Beet (Source: masala Herb)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over each beet before wrapping it in aluminum foil.
  3. Roast for 35 minutes for little beets or 50 minutes for large beets in a foil pouch in the oven.

In the Microwave for Beets

Prick each beet with a fork all over to allow the steam to escape.

Step 1: Microwave the beet
Fill a microwave-safe glass bowl halfway with water and add the beets.

Step 2: Microwave the beet
Microwave on high for 5 minutes, or until readily penetrated with a fork, covered with a damp paper towel.

Step 3: Microwave the beet


  • Before cooking, thoroughly wash and scrub your beets. Beets grow underground and are almost completely covered in dirt. As a result, scrub them thoroughly before cooking and eating!

Each approach makes around four servings. Your desired portion sizes will determine the number of servings.

The nutritional values provided are for a single serving of beets and are approximate. The exact macros will vary based on the size and type of beet utilized.

Prepare the recipe as directed to get the weight of one serving. Weigh the final recipe, then divide the weight (not including the weight of the container in which the food is stored) by four. The weight of one serving will be the result.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 35kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 64mg, Potassium: 267mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 27IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 6g