Melting Beets with Goat Cheese


Roasting the beets with broth makes them crispy on the outside, yet tender on the inside. Crumbled goat cheese tops these melt-in-your-mouth beets for an easy side dish.

Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 2 ½ pounds medium-large beets, trimmed, peeled and cut across into 1-inch slices

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill plus more for garnish

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • cup crumbled goat cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. Toss beets, oil, dill, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Arrange the beets in a single layer in a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan. (Do not use a glass dish, which could shatter.) Roast, turning once, until tender and browned on both sides, about 35 minutes.

  3. Turn the beets again. Stir broth and vinegar together in a measuring cup; carefully pour into the pan. Continue roasting until the liquid is mostly absorbed and the beets are very soft, about 20 minutes more. Sprinkle with goat cheese and garnish with more dill, if desired.

    Melting Beets with Goat Cheese
    Photography / Jacob Fox, Styling / Sammy Mila

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
9g Fat
20g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 181IU 4%
Sodium 287mg 12%
Potassium 623mg 13%

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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