Roasted Baby Beets with Bacon and Blue Cheese

By Your Market District Chefs

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 50 min.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°F. Trim greens from beets, leaving about a 1-inch top on each; rinse and gently scrub (no peeling needed). Halve beets, place on a roasting pan and toss with oil, salt and thyme. Cover with foil and roast for 25 minutes. Remove foil and roast for another 25 minutes, or until tender.

Meanwhile, cook bacon according to package directions. Let drain on a paper towel-lined plate and chop when cool enough to handle.

Arrange beets on serving platter and drizzle with vinegar. Garnish with bacon, blue cheese and additional thyme, if desired. Serve warm or chilled. Makes 6 servings based on 1/2 cup per portion.

*One pound of regular beets can be substituted in this recipe; just peel, chunk and roast.


Nutritional Information (Per serving):

Calories 480, Fat 24g, Sat Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 1040mg, Total Carbohydrate 47g, Fiber 5g, Sugars 3g, Protein 20g, Vitamin A 180% DV, Vitamin C 45% DV, Calcium 30% DV, Iron 20% DV

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.