If you enjoy beets, you’re going to love this recipe. Golden beets are dredged in a mixture of Italian seasoned bread crumbs, seasonings and parmesan cheese and then baked up to perfection. They’re crispy, crunchy and oh, so, delicious if you’re a beet lover. Yes, I am trying to find creative ways to use this healthy vegetable! The one thing I like about golden beets versus regular beets is that they don’t bleed all over everything. The taste of the two different beets is very similar, though golden beets may not be quite as strong as regular beets.
This is a tasty, low-calorie, and easy way to prepare beets. Because there’s no oil involved (other than the cooking spray to make sure they don’t stick to the pan) they’re a lower calorie option than many fried veggies. Parmesan Golden Beets with Thyme is an extremely easy 5-ingredient recipe that’s simple enough for kids to whip up and makes a quick side dish if you have beets on hand you are trying to use up. This can easily be made gluten free with gluten free crumbs.
The breading for this recipe is inspired from one I use for chicken (pork chops and fish also work great with this coating) and it’s adapted very slightly. I tried it on both golden beets and potatoes. These beets turned out to have quite a nice flavor. So if you’ve got beets in your garden you are trying to use up (or you just love beets!) this recipe may work for you.
Parmesan Golden Beets with Thyme is a tasty way to use up beets from your garden.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients, plus the beets.
I use a vegetable peeler to peel the beets. They are very hard and dense like carrots, but when you slice them in half they form layers almost like onions!
When you cut them down you can see the paler layers that make up the texture of beets.
Place bread crumbs in a dish. Add seasonings and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. Dredge the beets in the coating mixture.
Place on the cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle any remaining bread crumb mixture over top.
Bake at 400 about 30 minutes until beets are fork tender. This is very tasty combination of herbs.
Here’s the recipe.
PARMESAN GOLDEN BEETS WITH THYME
(Recipe inspired by my Parmesan Chicken Bake recipe from Ann Bingham, Baptist Convention of New England, Northborough, MA)
- 1 golden beet, peeled, and sliced into French-fry shapes
- ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
- 3 tbsp. Parmesan cheese (from a can)
- 1 tsp. lemon pepper
- ¾ tsp. garlic salt
- 1 tsp. thyme
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Peel beet, slice in half, then cut in strips and halve again.
- Set aside.
- Mix bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, lemon pepper, garlic salt, and thyme.
- Dredge beets in bread crumb mixture and place on sprayed cookie sheet.
- Bake at 400° for about 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned and fork tender.
Parmesan Golden Beets with Thyme is a tasty and delicious way to prepare beets.