Roasted Beets with Orange and Crème Fraîche
Photography by Vanessa Rees

A cool and tangy crème fraîche dressing adorns roasted beets for a simple, colorful side dish. We like to use a combination of red and golden beets for presentation.

Yield: serves 6-8


  • 3 lb. beets (about 10 large)
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup crème fraîche
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange


  1. Heat oven to 400°. Place beets in a 9” x 13” ovenproof dish; toss with oil, salt, and pepper. Cover tightly with aluminum foil; bake until tender, 40 minutes. Meanwhile, mix crème fraîche with orange zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper and set aside. To serve, transfer beets to a serving platter and drizzle with dressing.