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Best Way to Cook Beets

An easy recipe for how to cook beets in the pressure cooker! Full of nutrients & antioxidants, beets are great for salads, smoothies, and snacking!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 73 kcal


Pressure Cooker


  • 3-4 pounds beets
  • water


  • Wash the beets very well, you don’t have to cut any of the stems off at this point.
  • Place them in the pressure cooker the submerge in water. Do not overfill your pressure cooker with water.
  • Keep water level underneath the line that is marked inside of the pot. Set your pressure cooker for one hour for larger beets and ½ hour for small beets, on high.
  • Once they are finished release the pressure. Once the beets cool, you can now cut the stems off from the top and the bottom, then cut a slit vertically into the beet and easily peel off the skin
  • Enjoy alone, or drizzled with honey, over a salad, in your smoothies, for food coloring etc.



  • Select firm, high-quality seasonal beetroot.
  • Cook until the center is soft. Al dente will not work with beets.
  • Allow the beets to cool in the cooking liquid for the best results.
  • Save the beet water and drink it. It has health benefits


Calories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.05gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 133mgPotassium: 553mgFiber: 5gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 56IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
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