Beets and Sweets Gratin

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This gorgeous recipe brings vibrant colors and flavors to the table in a brilliant display of thinly sliced beets, potatoes, turnips, and apples. Whether you have the patience to arrange the slices artfully or not, this beet gratin recipe is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and make you appreciate seasonal root vegetables in a new way. Get your gratin on!

Recipe and photo by Love Beets

Serves 8


  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 (8.8) oz packages Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets, thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large sweet potato, thinly sliced
  • 2 small Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 small turnips, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Brush a large 12” inch cast iron skillet or round baking dish with one tablespoon of the olive oil and sprinkle in half of the chopped rosemary.
  3. Arrange the beets, red onions, sweet potatoes, potatoes, turnips, and apple slices in a spiraling pattern towards the center, alternating with the variety of slices.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper and roast in the oven for 30 minutes until fragrant and the edges are lightly golden and crispy.
  5. Garnish your beet gratin with the remaining chopped rosemary and a handful of chopped parsley, and serve warm.

Recipe Notes and Variations

  • The leftovers of this beet gratin are delicious layered into breakfast quesadillas or used for veggie tacos! They’ll last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • While we love the rich flavor and fluffy texture of a Yukon Gold potato for this recipe, use whatever type of potatoes you have around. 
  • This recipe would work well with other thinly sliced root vegetables like parsnips, carrots, or celery root.


  • Colette
    November 19, 2020 at 1:47 am

    Just a note to let you know that the wrong picture downloads with the recipe when you try to print. Is is possible to correct that?
    This recipe looks and sounds amazing and the photo is magical!
    Thank you

  • Katie Dillow
    November 19, 2020 at 3:36 am

    I love the beats and sweets. They were very delicious. I even experimented a little with them. And added a little bit of orange zest and squeezed a little orange juice over it and it was very good that way too.

    • Imperfect
      December 3, 2020 at 9:46 pm

      Ohh we love a creative chef moment! Sounds delicious!

  • Bonnie
    November 19, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    I hope to try this beet recipe soon! Thanksgiving to Colette B for introducing me to Imperfect!

    • Imperfect
      December 3, 2020 at 9:44 pm

      This is a recipe that can’t be beet! Thanks so much for being in our fam!


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