Beets, Beet Greens, and Bacon (or Butter)

Beets, Beet Greens, and Bacon (or Butter)

Not sure what to do with those beet greens? This recipe turns your whole bunch into a delicious side dish.

Category Bacon, Side Dish, Vegetables
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author Nancy Teas-Crain


  • 6 small beets with tops
  • 4 pieces bacon or 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash the beets and greens carefully, removing all dirt and sand.
  3. Separate greens from the roots.
  4. Coarsely chop the greens.
  5. Cut each beet into halves or quarters.
  6. Cut the bacon into 1-inch pieces (or the butter into 12 pats).
  7. In a Dutch oven or covered casserole, place the water, then the greens, then the beets, then the bacon pieces or butter.

  8. Cover and bake for 30 minutes or until the beetroots are tender.