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17 Best Borscht Recipes To Make (+ modern adaptations of this delicious beet soup)

FEBRUARY 15, 2023
17 Best Borscht Recipes To Make (+ modern adaptations of this delicious beet soup)
Borscht is a traditional Eastern European soup that's as comforting as it is delicious. The main base of the soup is typically made of beets, and it is a common staple found in Ukraine, Russia and Poland, but many other cultures have adapted their own version of this beet soup. Whether you're looking for a vegetarian option, something hearty and filling, or a soup you can make in an instant pot, we've got 15 of the best borscht recipes that are sure to be a hit at the dinner table. Whether you're a seasoned borscht-maker or just getting started, these recipes are all easy to make and will have you feeling cozy with a savory bowl of beet soup.
Natasha's Kitchen

Classic Borscht Recipe

Our family's go-to recipe for Borscht . It's best to have all of the ingredients prepped and ready to go which makes this soon super easy and care free. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or real mayo.
722
12,447
1,186
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
192
CALORIES
$0.95
PER SERVING
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Classic Borscht Recipe
LovePulses

Lentil Borscht

Try this delicious and nutritious Lentil Borscht recipe, a hearty and flavorful Russian soup made with lentils, beets, and vegetables simmered in a savory broth.
6
101
29
35 min
TOTAL TIME
243
CALORIES
$1.02
PER SERVING
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Lentil Borscht
Leelalicious

Instant Pot Borscht

Instant Pot Borscht is a quicker and just as delicious version of the classic Ukrainian cabbage beet soup. This recipe is made with beef and includes a meatless vegan option.
6
1,599
1
2 hr
TOTAL TIME
231
CALORIES
$2.13
PER SERVING
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Instant Pot Borscht
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Spend with Pennies

Easy Borscht Recipe

Beets give this vegetable soup an earthy sweetness, while a dash of lemon juice and zest provide contrasting sour notes.
16
33,816
142
50 min
TOTAL TIME
173
CALORIES
$1.14
PER SERVING
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Easy Borscht Recipe
Veggie Primer

Blender Borscht

A mostly raw version of a classic, this blender borscht is just the right mix of sharp, sweet and tangy flavors.
88
16
2 hr
TOTAL TIME
250
CALORIES
$1.93
PER SERVING
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Blender Borscht
An Edible Mosaic

Vegetarian Borscht Recipe

Packed with vegetables and layered with flavor, this Vegetarian Borscht recipe is a delicious, hearty, and nutritious meal.
1
15
1 hr 45 min
TOTAL TIME
136
CALORIES
$1.21
PER SERVING
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Vegetarian Borscht Recipe
Featured Recipe
Cooklist AI

Hearty Family Borscht

A delicious and comforting borscht recipe that is easy to prepare and perfect for the whole family. This vibrant beet soup is served with a dollop of sour cream or mayo for a satisfying and flavorful meal.
4
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
165
CALORIES
$1.04
PER SERVING
Hearty Family Borscht
Directions
10 STEPS
1
Peel, grate, and slice all vegetables. Keep sliced potatoes in cold water to prevent browning until ready to use, then drain.
2
Heat a large soup pot (5 1/2 qt or larger) over medium-high heat and add 2 Tbsp olive oil.
3
Add grated beets and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beets are softened.
4
Add the vegetable broth and water to the pot.
5
Add sliced potatoes and carrots, then cook for 10-15 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
6
While potatoes are cooking, place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 Tbsp oil.
7
Add chopped onion, celery, and bell pepper to the skillet. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly golden, about 7-8 minutes.
8
Add tomato paste to the skillet, stir fry for 30 seconds, then transfer the contents to the soup pot to continue cooking with the potatoes.
9
When potatoes and carrots reach desired softness, add the can of beans with their juice, bay leaves, white vinegar, salt, black pepper, pressed garlic clove, and chopped dill to the soup pot.
10
Simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes, adjusting salt and vinegar to taste. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or mayo.
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My Darling Vegan

Vegan Borscht

This vegan Borscht is a spin on the classic Ukrainian cabbage soup made with beets and potatoes and seasoned with parsley and caraway seeds for a warm and hearty winter meal that can be made in just 40 minutes.
4
154
83
40 min
TOTAL TIME
181
CALORIES
$1.09
PER SERVING
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Vegan Borscht
The Crumby Kitchen

Roasted Vegetable Borscht

Borscht, a traditional sweet and sour Ukrainian beet soup, is enhanced with roasted vegetables, caramelized onions and leeks, all wrapped up in a brightly-colored broth - incredibly healthy and tasty to boot!
14
582
2
2 hr
TOTAL TIME
249
CALORIES
$1.97
PER SERVING
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Roasted Vegetable Borscht
Real Simple

Red Cabbage and Beet Borscht

A bowl of this jewel-toned soup packs in five different vegetables for an ultra-healthy meal. The beets, cabbage, and carrots add bright flavor, substantive body, and best of all, tons of plant fiber to keep you full. Toasted caraway infuses the broth with a nuttiness that is matched by the earthy r...
5
197
19
40 min
TOTAL TIME
255
CALORIES
$1.62
PER SERVING
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Red Cabbage and Beet Borscht
Little Sunny Kitchen

Russian Borscht Soup

A Russian classic Borscht soup, made so easy and delicious using my Mom's recipe.
13
830
22
50 min
TOTAL TIME
216
CALORIES
$1.47
PER SERVING
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Russian Borscht Soup
Olga in the Kitchen

Classic Red Borscht with Pork Ribs

This Classic Red Borscht with Ribs is a traditional Ukrainian dish, loaded with vegetables such as potatoes, beet, cabbage, carrots and more. This hearty soup is very popular and loved by so many all around the world.
8
6
2 hr
TOTAL TIME
668
CALORIES
$8.40
PER SERVING
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Classic Red Borscht with Pork Ribs
Lavendar and Macarons

Cold Borscht

Refreshing and delicious Cold Borscht or Holodnik. Very easy to make and great for lunch or dinner especially during hot summer days.
5
1
40 min
TOTAL TIME
230
CALORIES
$1.89
PER SERVING
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Cold Borscht
Tatyanas Everyday Food

Classic Beef Borscht Recipe

A traditional Ukrainian recipe for beef borscht, the iconic soup of Easter Europe!
3
395
1
1 hr 55 min
TOTAL TIME
541
CALORIES
$2.76
PER SERVING
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Classic Beef Borscht Recipe
The Healthy Epicurean

Roasted Beet Soup

Roasted beets, carrots and parsnips pureed with balsamic vinegar, stock, thyme, honey, cloves and nutmeg.
3
179
CALORIES
$1.55
PER SERVING
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Roasted Beet Soup
SuperGolden Bakes

Vegetarian Borscht – beetroot soup with sour cream

Get ready to enjoy an amazing Eastern European classic: Vegetarian Borscht! This beetroot soup is packed with flavor, and topped with a dollop of sour cream for a creamy finish. Perfect for a cozy night in, or to impress dinner guests. Get ready to slurp up this delicious and colorful soup!
4
1 hr 35 min
TOTAL TIME
216
CALORIES
$2.83
PER SERVING
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Vegetarian Borscht – beetroot soup with sour cream
Let the Baking Begin

Ukrainian Beet Soup

Borsch - Beef and Beet Soup is a traditional Ukrainian soup that is hearty, healthy and delicious! Made with beef, lots of vegetables and beans it is bound to become your favorite, just like it has been ours!
9
30
1
1 hr 35 min
TOTAL TIME
564
CALORIES
$1.76
PER SERVING
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Ukrainian Beet Soup
Martha Stewart

Summer Borscht

Borscht originated in Eastern Europe and is an incredibly versatile soup. This variation, served cold, is fantastic in hot weather.
4
32
1
1 hr 45 min
TOTAL TIME
237
CALORIES
$1.64
PER SERVING
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Summer Borscht
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