I am going to be sharing Thanksgiving recipes and tips all week in preparation for my favorite holiday. I already shared my Thanksgiving tablescape, and today I have a really simple recipe for roasted beets with goat cheese and honey. Beets have an earthy flavor and can be a bit of an acquired taste, but they are becoming a big trend (they are nearly reaching brussels sprout status in Chicago). The creamy goat cheese and the sweet honey balance out the earthy taste of the beets, and even my husband who claims to dislike beets happily ate them.
This recipe is easy to adjust based on the number of people you need to serve. Purchase 2 small beets or 1 medium to large beet per person. The preparation time is very minimal, the most tedious part of the process is peeling the skin off the beets – you might want to grab a friend to help.
You will need:
1-2 small Beets per person
Crumbled Goat Cheese
Heat your oven to 425 degrees. There are two ways to roast beets. You can either peel and roast, or roast and then peel. This time I roasted first. Loosely wrap the beets in aluminum foil creating a pouch. Then roast for 1 hour.
Unwrap the beets and let cool for 10 minutes. Then use your fingers to peel the skin off the beets. This does get messy, and the beet juice might stain your skin temporarily. Wash your hands immediately after peeling the beets and use lemon juice to remove the stains from your hands.
Place the peeled beets in a serving dish. Top with crumbled goat cheese and then drizzle with a couple of tablespoons of honey. Keep warm until serving.
Want some more holiday recipes?
Last week I shared 5 Easy Recipes to Impress Your Guests at Friendsgiving on one of my favorite sites, The Everygirl. Follow the link to find all the recipes. The prosciutto and blue cheese wrapped pears are the easiest appetizer recipe you could ask for.