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Best Air Fryer Beets Recipe

Air fryer beets come out perfectly every time! Tender on the inside with a bit of crisp on the edges is so good as a side dish.

beets air fryer

OH MY I couldn’t believe how well these air fryer beets turned out. I mean, I’ve only had them once and was the first time I made them myself but man were they good. Another easy air fryer recipe we love.

This is one of those hmmmm vegetables right? If you weren’t served them as a child they may be totally new to you right now.

Seriously, you need to try them diced up this way. SO much flavor.

If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

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Here are a few questions you might have before you get started:

Are you supposed to peel beets before cooking?

For sure. I mean if you boil them they will just fall off but air frying beets need the tough outer skins peeled off. Just make sure you use gloves or a paper towel to hold it so you don’t get dyed.

What is the best nutrition to cook beets?

The most nutritious way to cook beets would be to steam them, or air fry. That way you’re using hot air or water instead of submerging them and losing vitamins in the process.

What do beets do for you?

They’re low in calories but packed with nutrients including folate, Vitamin C, fiber and more.

This is what they look like, I mean before washing and/or peeling them so these are kinda’ dirty.

beets

The biggest tip is protect your hands!! I just used a few paper towels like you see here. If you have disposable gloves that is a bit easier.

Beets in Air Fryer

  1. Medium Large beets
  2. Olive oil
  3. Seasonings you love but I used salt and pepper
  4. Vegetable peeler
  5. Knife so you can dice them into 1 inch pieces so they get fork tender

The smaller you cut them the shorter the cooking time will be of course.

peeling beets

This is about how big mine were. I really liked the smaller pieces the best really. With just olive oil, salt and pepper they were super flavorful with the natural taste of the veggie.

Air Fryer Roasted Beets

Time needed: 12 minutes.

Air Fryer Beets

  1. Prepare

    Peel and slice the beets into 1-inch pieces. Use gloves or handle with paper towels to avoid staining your hands. Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees F for 5 minutes.

    Put beets into bowl and toss with olive oil and seasonings, stir.

  2. Cook

    Pour into air fryer basket in a single layer. Set for 12 minutes total, after 7 minutes shake the air fryer basket.

    When done allow to stay in closed basket for 5 minutes to continue to soften.

The last step of leaving them in the hot basket when the timer is done is very important in this beets recipe to get them tender.

beets

Do cooked beets need to be refrigerated?

You can put them into a freezer bag or container and leave them at room temperature for a few days. I don’t care to do that, I’d rather refrigerate them. They’ll last longer that way.

Do cooked beets freeze well?

They’re fine to do so. Just transfer room temperature pieces into airtight containers.

They’ll last up to 8 months this way. To reheat you could use your Cosori again for a few minutes. Spray with olive oil first.

air fryer beets recipe

Looking for other easy air fryer vegetable recipes to try?

We love this simple mixed air fryer vegetables recipe with zucchini, onions, squash and mushrooms all cooked together.

Now you can add this pretty purple vegetable to the list of favorites.

beets in air fryer

Of course if you want to try another method, try Instant Pot beets. See which one you like best, or mix it up, and let us know what you think.

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Air Fryer Beets

Air fryer beets come out perfectly every time! Tender on the inside with a bit of crisp on the edges is so good as a side dish.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, beets, ninja foodi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 80kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 2 beets peeled, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt I used truffle salt

Instructions

  • Peel beets and cut into 1×1" cubes. Use gloves or handle with paper towels to avoid staining your hands.
  • Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Put beets into bowl with olive oil and seasonings, stir.
  • Pour into air fryer basket, do not overlap.
  • Set for 12 minutes total, shake after 7 minutes.
  • When done allow to stay in closed basket for 5 minutes to continue to soften.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Beets
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 323mg14%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 14IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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