Roasted Beets and Carrots Recipe with Sage

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Roasted Beets and Carrots with Sage

We thought we would share something a little different, today. These roasted beets and carrots are so pretty and delicious. We used yellow beets, which are a little milder than red beets. We also added some carrots to sweeten things up a bit, too.

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How to Roast Beets and Carrots with Sage

The basis of this recipe is, of course, those sweet and succulent yellow beets. We added a pop of  flavor with  sage and rosemary and a punch from garlic. We also add one more secret ingredient: white wine vinegar. It is magical, the vinegar awakens the whole dish, acting in the same way a spritz of lemon to calamari or horseradish to roast beef.

How to Roast Beets and Carrots with Sage

We were happy to eat our roasted beets and carrots directly from the roasting pan, but you could of course serve this as a side dish, on top of an arugula salad or even with some tart and creamy goat cheese.

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Recipe updated, originally posted September 2010. Since posting this in 2010, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Roasted Beets and Carrots Recipe with Sage

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Par-boiling the beets before roasting helps us to peel them. After some time in boiling water, the peels practically fall away from the beets. You can skip par-boiling and use well scrubbed and rinsed vegetables instead.

We’re happy to eat these roasted beets and carrots directly from the roasting pan, but they make a great side dish or are perfect served on top of an arugula salad with creamy goat cheese.

Makes 2 to 3 servings

You Will Need

1/2 pound yellow beets, without tops (2 medium)

1/2 pound carrots, peeled (3 medium)

2 garlic cloves, smashed

4 sage leaves

1 sprig fresh rosemary

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Salt to taste


    1Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

    2Add the beets to a medium pot of simmering water, seasoned with salt. Cook until just tender then remove from the water and plunge into an ice water bath to cool. Once cooled, peel the beets then cut into halves or quarters, depending on preferred size. Cut carrots to a similar size.

    3Add beets and carrots to a roasting pan and toss with the smashed garlic, sage, rosemary, olive oil, white wine vinegar and about 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Place into the oven and roast for about 30 minutes or until the beets and carrots become slightly golden and are tender.

    4Serve as a side dish or on top of an arugula salad or add some crumbled goat cheese.

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AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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8 comments… Leave a Review
  • Jeanne January 30, 2016, 4:59 pm

    I’m in the middle of making this recipe. I don’t see where the oven temperature is listed? I’m guessing 400 or 425? Will give it a go and see what happens.

    • Adam January 31, 2016, 12:26 pm

      Yes, it should be 400 degrees F. It was not listed in the recipe! We are sorry and it is fixed now.

  • Butterfly January 10, 2015, 6:30 pm

    Can you roast the beets and carrots at the same time as the pork roast? In the same pan?

    • Joanne March 5, 2015, 10:18 am


  • Pam June 19, 2011, 7:42 pm

    This came out beautifully. I didn’t parboil the carrots as I used more slender ones . I love the vinegar in the dish – made it much more complex. Thanks for the recipe!

  • organic tables October 14, 2010, 9:54 pm

    I think this one takes a long time to prepare but I think it would be worth it. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon September 21, 2010, 10:22 am

    Hmmm, parboiling then roasting. I’m uber lazy so I wonder what would happen if I skipped that parboiling and went straight to the roasting part.

    Sorry you’ve had a bit of a bad spell in the kitchen. Glad to see you pushed through!

    • inspiredtaste September 21, 2010, 1:48 pm

      Wendi – that was our thought too! The parboiling allowed us to peel the beets, but I do understand! Maybe if we scrubbed the beets well before roasting and went for a longer roast time? I would assume 45 minutes as a starting point.


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