Crispy Smashed Beets with Feta


We take a classic pairing—beets and feta—and make it even tastier by roasting the beets before smashing them to create crispy edges.

Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins


  • 2 large beets (1 1/2 pounds), trimmed, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • cup water

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 5 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 425°F.

  2. Toss beets, oil, salt and pepper together in a large broiler-safe pot. Arrange the beets in a single layer in the pot. Combine water and vinegar in a measuring cup; pour over the beets. Cover the pot and place on the lower oven rack. Bake, flipping the beets halfway through, until very tender, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and turn broiler to high.

  3. Transfer the beets to a large rimmed baking sheet, arranging them in a single layer. Press on each beet with the bottom of a mason jar or glass to flatten it, but keep it intact. Sprinkle with feta. Broil on the upper rack until the beets are crisped on the edges and the feta is browned in spots, 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with oregano and serve.

    Crispy Smashed Beets with Feta
    Photography / Dera Burreson, Styling / Lauren McAnelly / Holly Rabikis

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 3 slices
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 98IU 2%
Sodium 259mg 11%
Potassium 387mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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