Air Fryer Roasted Beets

Air Fryer Roasted Beets

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Air fryer roasted beets are a bright and vibrant veggie dish. If you haven’t been a beet fan in the past, these may change your mind! These roasted beets are on the sweeter side and are completely yummy, not to mention crispy!

Air Fryer Roasted Beets in the air fryer basket

Healthy Air Fryer Roasted Beets

Many people tend to avoid beets simply because they might leave a stain (or two) but they are actually quite delicious! These roasted beets are super easy to make and are packed full of flavor. When they are air roasted, beets will even have a slightly sweeter taste to them too.

Beets are an amazing vegetable to add to your weekly menu plan. Not only are they super low in calories but they are high in important vitamins and nutrients. These roasted beets are full of folate, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins C + B6.

This veggie is also known to help lower and maintain healthy blood pressure!

a piece of roasted beets on a silver fork

Other Ways To Roast Beets

If you don’t have an air fryer, there are other ways to roast beets!

You could use the same recipe from this air fryer version and roast the beets in the oven instead. To make some tender beet bites, take a look at this post to learn how to cook beets in the Instant Pot. You can have these veggies ready in under 30 minutes!

roasted beets in an air fryer basket

How To Air Fry Beets

To clean the beets, you need to peel the skin off. You can do this by using a potato peeler or a paring knife if the skin is too thick.

chopped raw beets in an orange bowl

Cut the beets into 1-inch pieces.

raw beets in an air fryer basket

Place the beet pieces in a bowl and toss them with some olive oil, salt, and pepper.

cooked beets in an air fryer

Put the beet pieces in the air fryer basket and cook at 390F for 30 minutes, shaking the basket every 10 minutes so they don’t stick or burn.

air fryer roasted beets at the bottom of an air fryer basket

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure you wear disposable gloves to avoid staining your hands pink!
  • Double-check and make sure the beets are cooked completely through. Sometimes they aren’t completely tender and are still a bit tough. If that happens while you are making a batch, finish cooking them in a microwave for 3-5 minutes so you don’t burn them in the air fryer.
  • If you have some extra fresh beets leftover, check out this blog on how to store beets.

roasted beets in a white bowl

What To Serve With Roasted Beets

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how versatile beets actually are. Personally, I usually love to add roasted beets to some fresh salads. You can add them to an egg and carrot salad or this roasted beet salad with feta cheese and mandarin oranges.

If you like the roasted beets on their own, you can serve them as a side dish with some air fryer cornish hens, or any other main course you’d like.

air fryer roasted beets at the bottom of an air fryer basket

More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved these ‘fried’ beets, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are some of my current veggie go-to’s:

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Air Fryer Roasted Beets

These air fryer roasted beets are amazing! Perfectly browned and caramelized, these roasted beets are naturally sweet and so delicious! So easy to make in the air fryer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer beets, beets, roasted beets
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 111kcal


  • 1 lb beets
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

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  • Peel the beets and cut them into 1 inch pieces (wear disposable gloves to avoid staining your hands).
  • Toss the beet pieces with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Put the beet pieces in the air fryer basket and cook at 390F for 30 minutes, shaking the basket every 10 minutes.


Occassionally the beets are still not tender enough after 30 minutes of cooking (it's more likely to happen with extra large beets over 3 inches in diameter, as those are naturally very tough).  If that's the case, finish cooking them in a microwave (transfer to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 3-5 minute or until tender).
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Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 replies
  1. elaine roth
    elaine roth says:

    Hi Melanie…I wrote to you previously, you usually answer so promptly, so I must have missed it…What kind of air fryer do you use – it looks different than most…Also, do you have any feedback re: IP Air Fryer accessory. Be safe and healthy…I’m converting one of my friends to your website – love it so much!


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