Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets Recipe -
Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets Recipe
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Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets
Colorful side dish of roasted beets, sweet potatoes, and onion. See more
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Roasted Beets 'n' Sweets

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"This is a great autumn or winter side dish, especially for those who like things sweet and salty. The colors are beautiful and make a nice autumn presentation."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, toss the beets with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil to coat. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sugar in a large resealable plastic bag. Place the sweet potatoes and onion in the bag. Seal bag, and shake to coat vegetables with the oil mixture.
  4. Bake beets 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Mix sweet potato mixture with the beets on the baking sheet. Continue baking 45 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes, until all vegetables are tender.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 19, 2009

This is so good- If you think you don't like beets, you're wrong! Make them this way and you'll be a beetaholic! This recipe make A LOT as written- for 4 adults I use 2 beets and 1 good sized yam and it's exactly the right amount. I do it in bowls, no need to waste a bag. I cut down the oil and use just enough to coat. I use brown sugar too, but either way it's delicious and healthy! I bake beets alone 20m, add yams and seasoning and red onion, then bake add'l 40m. LOVE this dish! FYI beets do turn your pee a bit pinkish the next day, so don't panic =)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 03, 2011

nothing special here - not sure what all the fuss is about - followed recipe to a tee except added br sugar instead of white and used 1/4 amt of onion (not big fans) it was just okay - trying to find recipes that'll get my husband to eat more veggies - he tried it and couldn't eat it. Waste of perfectly good ingredients. I ate it, but won't be making again.

Nov 15, 2004

Excellent, yummy. Substituted fresh garlic for powder, increased sugar to 1 tablespoon and substitued brown sugar for its maple flavor. Very Very good. The last 20 minutes of cooking I turned the oven down to 350 degrees as to not dry out the veggies.

Nov 30, 2007

Great dish! I made this for both the Thanksgiving dinners we went to this year. My mom and grandmom don't like sweet potatoes but raved over this recipe. My aunt quickly called dibs on the small amount of leftovers we had. I ended up eating only a small portion because I was feeding our 18-month-old twins from my plate and they couldn't get enough! One of DH's cousins even called the next day to get the recipe. Two changes I made: (1) 1/2 the pepper -- the pepper completely overpowered the dish otherwise, and (2) I used canned beets cause that's all I had on hand. One can = 3 beets called for in recipe. I didn't cook them ahead; just threw them into pan with the rest and cooked for 45 minutes. Everything came out tender and delicious! My grandmom, the sweet-potato-hater, asked me to bring the same dish to Christmas!!

Nov 18, 2007

Amazingly good! My one year old kept stealing it off my plate. My three year old thought it was too spicy. Next time I will make a little side dish for her with out blk pepper. You don't need to waste a plastic bag though. Just put spices and oil in a bowl and toss in the beets. Pull beets out with fork or slotted spoon and put in pan to roast. Then toss in your sweet potatoes. Then mix well when you add the sweets to the beets.

May 11, 2009

YUMMY! We really like this combination. I'm not a fan of any kind of onion so I always leave that out, but I've made this now exactly as stated as well as a few variations, such as using pumpkin pie spice instead of the garlic, salt & pepper. Or I use butternut squash in combination with the beets and sweet potatoes. Any way you dice it and spice it, this recipe is a winner! Thank you!

Mar 21, 2008

very tasty dish. I prefer to use fresh garlic over garlic powder so I minced four cloves of garlic and mixed them in. I didn't have an onion on hand so I left that out. When it was done cooking I put some of it on my salad with a little goat cheese. Goat cheese and beets make such a tasty combination

Dec 24, 2006

I made this for family at Thanksgiving and then for co-workers at a pot luck. Those who tried it LOVED it and requested the recipe. I agree with other reviewers that you have to like beets to like the recipe, though.


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  • Calories
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 448 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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