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20 of Our Best Beet Recipes

Let's show some love for a wonderful root vegetable! Beets add a sweet, earthy flavor to salads, soups, sides and more. Flip through our best beet recipes to find your favorite.

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Winter Beet SaladTaste of Home

Winter Beet Salad

To save a little time on this sweet and savory beet salad, we recommend using packaged salad greens in this original recipe. The simple dressing is easy to assemble. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Beet and Sweet Potato FriesTaste of Home

Beet and Sweet Potato Fries

Oven-baked root vegetables put a colorful and flavorful twist on traditional French fries and add interest to a meal as a side dish. Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

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Berry-Beet SaladTaste of Home

Berry-Beet Salad

Here's a delightfully different salad that balances the earthy flavor of beets with the natural sweetness of berries. If you prefer, substitute crumbled feta for the goat cheese. Amy Lyons, Mounds View, Minnesota

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Pickled BeetsTaste of Home

Pickled Beets

The beets my mother made came from our garden and were canned for the winter months. Even as a child I loved beets because they brought so much color to our table. Sara Lindler, Irmo, South Carolina

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Rosemary Beet Phyllo BitesTaste of Home

Rosemary Beet Phyllo Bites

The deep red of the beets will definitely bring a splash of festive color to any appetizer buffet. The mild rosemary flavor accents the peppery bite of the arugula and the sweet-sour flavor of the pickled beets. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Roasted Beet WedgesTaste of Home

Roasted Beet Wedges

This beet recipe makes ordinary beets taste tender and delicious with just a few sweet and good-for-you ingredients.--Wendy Stenman

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Citrus & Roasted Beets SaladTaste of Home

Citrus & Roasted Beets Salad

Glistening citrus and beets star in this colorful, tangy salad. It's a refreshing mix of bright flavorsjust add chicken and it's a complete meal. Peter Eldridge, Clermont, Florida

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Pickled Eggs with Beets and Hot Cherry PeppersTaste of Home

Pickled Eggs with Beets and Hot Cherry Peppers

Because my grandmother didn't measure anything when she cooked, I had to guess when I decided to duplicate her recipe for pickled eggs. The color becomes more intense the longer they marinate. Judie Thurstenson, Colcord, OK

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Grilled Pizza with Greens & TomatoesTaste of Home

Grilled Pizza with Greens & Tomatoes

This smoky grilled pizza scores big with me for two reasons. It encourages my husband and son to eat greens, and it showcases fresh produce. Sarah Gray, Erie, Colorado

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Spiced Sweet Potato ChowderTaste of Home

Spiced Sweet Potato Chowder

At my house, we're all crazy for chowder. This meatless version is loaded with root veggies and spicescinnamon, cardamom and allspicethat really say fall. Mary Anne Thygesen, Portland, Oregon

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Root for Winter VegetablesTaste of Home

Root for Winter Vegetables

This medley is an updated version of a recipe my mom grew up with. It's my favorite way to prepare veggies and is marvelous with a batch of hot rolls. Julie Butler, Puyallup, Washington

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Beet Salad with Lemon DressingTaste of Home

Beet Salad with Lemon Dressing

I was looking for a recipe for pickled beets and saw one with lemon instead of vinegar. I immediately thought of making a tabbouleh-inspired salad with beets instead of tomatoes. Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Minted Beet SaladTaste of Home

Minted Beet Salad

We have neighbors who share vegetables from their garden, and every year my husband and I look forward to their beets. My interest in Mediterranean food inspired this beet salad recipethe vinegar and oil dressing with fresh mint will tone down the sweetness of the beets, and the kalamata olives add a salty touch. Barbara Estabrook, Appleton, Wisconsin

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Nectarine and Beet SaladTaste of Home

Nectarine and Beet Salad

Beets, nectarines and feta cheese make for scrumptious additions to mixed greens. While the combination of ingredients may seem unlikely, I guarantee it will become a favorite salad on your home menu. —Nicole Werner, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Fall Garden MedleyTaste of Home

Fall Garden Medley

I like to make this recipe in the fall and winter for special occasions because it's very colorful, tasty and healthy. It's a hearty side that complements many different meat dishes. Krystine Kercher, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Harvest Salad with Cherry VinaigretteTaste of Home

Harvest Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette

Mixed greens and plenty of produce make this salad so satisfying, and it's gorgeous to serve for special occasions. Jaye Beeler, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Muffuletta Olive SaladTaste of Home

Muffuletta Olive Salad

This is my version of a famous New Orleans salad. Try it as a sandwich topping. Try it on toasted baguette slices, or make it deluxe with diced ham and salami. Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

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Harvard BeetsTaste of Home

Harvard Beets

This pretty side dishs bright, citrusy flavors are an ideal companion for down-to-earth entreesand for people who usually shy away from beets. Jean Ann Perkins, Newburyport, Maryland

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Tangerine & Roasted Beet SaladTaste of Home

Tangerine & Roasted Beet Salad

Tangerines and beets are colorful companions in this refreshing salad. The lettuce leaves make ideal cups to hold the ingredients, and the citrus balsamic dressing adds to the crisp goodness. Karen Bowlden, Boise, Idaho

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Ruby Red Beet & Apple SaladTaste of Home

Ruby Red Beet & Apple Salad

Because I grow beets I eat them a lot. This is among my favorite recipes. One heads-up: The beets usually turn the apples pinkish-red (maybe your fingers, too). Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana

Hazel Wheaton
Hazel is a writer and editor who has worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years in the fields of travel, jewelry arts and food. As the editor of the Taste of Home Christmas Annual (among other titles), she's in the holiday spirit all year round. An enthusiastic baker, she's known for her cookies, cakes and other baked goods. And she still wishes she could cook like her mother.

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