Air Fryer Roasted Beets

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Air Fryer Beets. An easy air fried beets recipe, that is healthy, easy and tastes amazing. If you are looking for a new side dish to make in the air fryer that is perfect for beginners, then this is it.

Even better, our air fryer roasted beets are gluten free, whole30, paleo, vegan and perfect for slimming world and weight watchers.

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Air Fryer Beets

Air Fryer Beets

After sharing with you last week how to dehydrate beets using the air fryer, I wanted to also share with you my favourite beets recipe.

This originally happened a couple of years ago on a whim.

I had some leftover beetroot left from another recipe that I was experimenting with and loaded my leftover beetroot into the air fryer.

It was chopped into little chunks and tossed in seasoning and extra virgin olive oil.

The cubed air fryer beets were delicious, and it had me experimenting more and more with beetroot (as us Brits call it) in the air fryer.

After recent requests for air fryer roasted beets, I thought it was time I shared with you how it is done and then you can cook beets in your air fryer at home.


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Can You Roast Beets In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can. The air fryer is fantastic for cooking a range of foods that you would normally roast in the oven.

Such as chicken, potatoes and various vegetables including beets.

Best of all, when you roast beets in the air fryer, you need a lot LESS oil, making them a lot lower in calories.

Do You Have To Peel Beets Before Roasting?

This is personal choice and there is no right or wrong answer. From personal experience, I find it is down to the size of the beets that you are cooking in the air fryer.

For example, when I am making potatoes in the air fryer, I prefer the skin on when making air fryer potato wedges or air fryer cajun fries. But when potatoes are chopped into cubes, I much prefer skin off.

With air fryer beets I have found that the smaller the beet, the more I prefer the skin off. Yet if you are air frying large roasted beets you may prefer the skin on option.

Cooking Beets In An Air Fryer

There are a few different ways that you can enjoy cooking beets in the air fryer. I recommend you compare it to the potato and have it as a healthier version of the humble spud.

Here are three ways that I love to cook beets in the air fryer for a quick side dish:

Air Fryer Beet Fries – Just like with a potato you can chop your beetroot into fries. You can also toss your beet fries in the same seasonings you would for fries. Then air fry them for a similar cook time.

Air Fryer Beet Wedges – Make your beetroot into the shape of potato wedges, toss in seasoning and extra virgin olive oil and then air fry. You will love how delicious they are, and it will become a new favourite food.

Air Fryer Beetroot Cubes – This is perfect for some leftover beetroot or if you want something different for your breakfast hash. Simply peel and dice your beetroot into 1cm cubes and then toss in extra virgin olive oil and seasoning. Because its smaller you can reduce the cook time by about 20%.

Air Fried Beets Ingredients

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Beetroot – Any fresh beets will do the trick. I will often place them into the fridge first, that way its easier to peel them when they are chilled.

Oil – Its essential to have some extra virgin olive oil or something similar like avocado oil on your beets. You toss the beets in a small quantity of oil and it helps the beets get crispy and stop them from drying out.

Seasoning – You can mix and match seasonings so that your side dish goes well with your mains. Or keep it simple with salt and pepper.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this beets air fryer recipe, it has just been our Philips Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for air fryer vegetables, as well as for other air fryer classics.

How To Cook Beets In Air Fryer?

air fryer roasted beets
  • Slice. Peel and slice your beetroot into either wedges, fries, or cubes.
  • Season. Load your beetroot into a mixing bowl with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil. Toss with your hands to make sure the beets are well coated.
  • Air Fry. Load the beetroot into the air fryer and cook until you have perfectly cooked crispy beetroot. Which takes approximately 25 minutes for wedges and between 18 to 20 minutes for fries or cubes.

Temp To Roast Beets?

I recommend that you start with a temperature of 180c/360f for roasted beets. Then for the last 5 minutes of cooking increase the temperature to 200c/400f. This will ensure you get an incredible crisp on your beets.

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Air Fryer Roasted Beets

Air Fryer Beets. An easy air fried beets recipe, that is healthy, easy and tastes amazing. If you are looking for a new side dish to make in the air fryer that is perfect for beginners, then this is it.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 115kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Beets Ingredients:


  • Peel and slice your beetroot into either wedges, fries, or cubes.
    Cooking Beets In An Air Fryer
  • Load the beets into a mixing bowl and add seasoning and extra virgin olive oil. Toss with your hands to make sure the beets are well coated.
    Cooking Beets In An Air Fryer
  • Place in the air fryer and cook for 20 minutes at 180c/360f.
    Cooking Beets In An Air Fryer
  • When the air fryer beeps, check with a fork that they are almost tender, spray with extra virgin olive oil and cook for a further 5 minutes at 200c/400f.
    Cooking Beets In An Air Fryer


Swaps. I love my beets with salt and pepper. You can add any seasoning you like to your beets. For example, if I was serving them with tarragon chicken I would add some tarragon to the seasoning.
Size. It’s a 25 minute cook time because its beet wedges and they take a while. If doing cubes take the main cook time down to 12 minutes and for fries down to 15 minutes. Then do the 5 minute crisp at the end.
Thanks for reading our air fryer beets recipe on Recipe This. We have many more Air Fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more beets, then I recommend you try our air fryer dehydrated beets next.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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2 thoughts on “Air Fryer Roasted Beets”

  1. 5 stars
    Roasted beets never tried these like this. Thank you for opening my eyes to new things i can try in my air fryer. These were better than i thought they would be.


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