Roasted Pesto Beets Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Roasted Pesto Beets Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Roasted Pesto Beets

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"Red beets are boiled until just tender, then sliced and smothered in pesto before being roasted in the oven."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Place the beets in a large saucepan and cover with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the beets are just tender, about 30 minutes. Drain, and allow the beets to cool until you are able to handle them. Peel and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices, then toss with the pesto in a bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Spread the beets out onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the beets are hot and have turned slightly brown around the edges, 10 to 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 12, 2010

I was more interested in the method in this recipe as opposed to the ingredients. I don't have pesto right now, and although I could have made it, I didn't really feel like it. I just used minced garlic instead, and it was a hit. These beets are good roasted! Thanks for the recipe!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 03, 2008

I like this cooking method for beets although I use the microwave rather than the stove top. How the recipe turns out, though, will depend on your pesto. Mine is strongly garlic and I found the garlic clashed with the beet rather than complementing it. I prefer a mix of olive oil, salt, pepper and either sage or thyme rather than the pesto. YMMV.

 

11 Ratings

Feb 22, 2011

All the pesto melted away during cooking, so these just tasted like roasted beets.

 
Apr 06, 2011

I love beets and was looking for a new recipe. I followed this one and everyone loved the beets! Thank you for sharing! Pesto + beets = delicious!

 
Oct 19, 2010

A definite hit in this family!

 
Sep 10, 2012

Not bad, but did not have much of the pesto flavor.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 339 mg
  • 14%

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

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