Beets tend to take their sweet time to bake, so always allow extra cooking time so you don’t get frantic if they do. Beets come in all sizes, from huge to quite tiny. For even cooking, try to make all the pieces the same size, either by buying beets of similar size, or by cutting them to be similar sizes. For larger pieces try covering the baking sheet with foil for half the cooking time.
If your beets come with greens, don’t throw them away. Cook them as you would chard. They are surprisingly delicious.
All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.