Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

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Elevate your holiday dinner or weeknight dinner with oven roasted root vegetables!

If you are in pursuit of a healthy side dish that is both nutritious and affordable, this recipe is your ultimate choice.

Perfect for holidays, this array of roasted caramelized veggies brings a vibrant and delightful side to the table, making it suitable for holiday celebrations like Thanksgiving, Passover, and Rosh Hashanah.

The combination of yams, red potatoes, beets, carrots, parsnip, and red garlic cloves creates a mouthwatering and colorful display that is not just another budget-friendly recipe but a culinary celebration of fall or winter meals.

Whether planning for holiday dinner or looking for a perfect dish for a buffet, this easy to make ahead and reheat recipe is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Vibrant oven roasted root vegetables served on a white platter, perfectly caramelized and seasoned, providing a warm, nutritious addition to any meal

So, why wait?

Dive into this holiday-worthy side dish delight that is perfect for a crowd, ensuring that your gathering, whether for a holiday or a simple family dinner, is a success!

Why are Oven Roasted Root Vegetables a “Must-Try”

Oven roasted root vegetables have always been a favorite, but this recipe brings them to the forefront of holiday celebrations.

Here’s why you need to try it:

  • Perfect for Holidays: Specifically curated for holiday celebrations like Thanksgiving, Passover, and Rosh Hashanah.
  • Easy to Make Ahead and Reheat: Simplifies your preparation process, making it perfect for a buffet.
  • Nutritious and Affordable: A budget-friendly recipe that doesn’t compromise on nutritional value, making it a staple for any fall or winter meal.
Closeup of Golden-browned assortment of root vegetables straight from the oven, highlighting the rich colors of beets, yams, and carrots.

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables Ingredients

(See the recipe card below for full ingredient list with quantities & instructions)

  • Yams: Providing a sweet, earthy base.
  • Red Potatoes: A hearty and versatile component.
  • Beets: Adding a rich, deep color and sweetness.
  • Carrots: Contributing a vibrant orange hue and natural sweetness.
  • Parsnip: Enhancing the mixture with its unique flavor.
  • Garlic Cloves: Offering a robust and aromatic undertone.
  • Olive Oil: Helps in roasting, adding a rich texture.
  • Cumin: Adds a warm and earthy flavor.
  • Thyme and Rosemary: Herbs that add a fragrant aroma and savory taste.
  • Salt and Pepper: Essential seasonings to enhance the natural flavors of the vegetables.
Top view of Golden-browned assortment of root vegetables straight from the oven, highlighting the rich colors of beets, yams, and carrots.

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables Instructions

  1. Preparation: Ensure all vegetables, including yams, red potatoes, beets, carrots, and parsnip are cleaned, peeled, and chopped. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Seasoning: In a large bowl, mix all the chopped vegetables and red garlic cloves with olive oil and your choice of herbs and spices.
  3. Roasting: Spread the mixed vegetables on a baking sheet, ensuring they are spread out evenly. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 50 min, making sure to turn the vegetables halfway through the cooking process.
  4. Serving: Once roasted to perfection, remove from the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving. It’s a perfect dish for holiday celebrations, and also easy to make ahead and reheat for convenience.
Colorful assortment of freshly oven roasted root vegetables including yams, red potatoes, beets, carrots, and parsnips, seasoned with herbs and ready to be served as a nutritious and flavorful side dish.

Tips and Tricks

  • Beets: Red beets give a beautiful, rich color to the dish but can sometimes bleed, causing color bleaching in the other vegetables. For a less messy alternative with an equally vibrant color, you might want to consider using golden beets. They will make the dish visually appealing without affecting the color of the other ingredients.
  • Cutting Sizes: Try to cut all your vegetables into similar sizes to ensure even roasting. Smaller pieces will cook faster, while larger pieces will take a bit longer to become tender.
  • Spacing: Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet. Giving the vegetables space helps them roast evenly and prevents steaming.
  • High Temperature: Roasting at a higher temperature helps in achieving a caramelized, crispy outside while keeping the inside of the vegetables tender.
Delicious oven roasted root vegetables, perfectly caramelized and seasoned, ready to complement any main course.

Perfect for All Occasions

This recipe is great for a crowd, making it a holiday-worthy side dish that’s perfect for a buffet setup.

It’s not only a nutritious and affordable option but also aligns perfectly with the ambiance of holiday celebrations and weeknight dinners alike.

Simplified Storage and Reheating

  • Storage: Keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Reheating: It can be easily reheated in an oven or microwave, making it convenient as a make-ahead dish for your holiday dinner or any other occasion.
Oven roasted root vegetables beautifully displayed, capturing the essence of wholesome and satisfying vegetarian side dish.

FAQ Section

Are oven roasted root vegetables gluten-free?

Yes, oven roasted root vegetables are inherently gluten-free as they are made from vegetables and herbs without the inclusion of any wheat-based products or other gluten-containing ingredients.

How do you prevent the vegetables from becoming too dry or too soft?

Ensuring that the vegetables are not overcrowded on the baking sheet and tossing them at intervals during roasting can help in achieving vegetables that are tender yet nicely caramelized.

Are oven roasted root vegetables suitable for different dietary needs?

Absolutely. This dish is nutritious and affordable, making it a wonderful, budget-friendly recipe. It’s also inherently gluten-free and can be easily integrated into vegan or vegetarian diets with appropriate adjustments.

Beautifully roasted root vegetables, filled with rich flavors and a variety of textures, prepared as a wholesome, gluten-free side dish.

What to Serve with Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

Pairing your delightful oven roasted root vegetables with main dishes makes for a wholesome and satisfying meal.

Here are some easy dish suggestions that complement the rich flavors of your root vegetables:

Baked Paprika Chicken Thighs: The smoky and sweet flavors of paprika chicken thighs pair beautifully with the earthy tones of the roasted root vegetables, creating a wholesome and flavorful meal.

Overhead shot of Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs in a white baking dish, showcasing the rich color and seasoning.

Steak Stuffed Peppers: A hearty, meat-filled dish that will complement the lightness and earthy tones of the roasted vegetables, creating a balanced meal.

Golden-brown Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers fresh out of the oven, with melted mozzarella cheese on top, in a ceramic baking dish.

Honey Fried Chicken: The sweet and crispy textures of honey fried chicken paired with the soft and savory root vegetables make for a delightful combination.

A plate of crispy Honey Fried Chicken with a golden-brown crust, drizzled with honey and garnished with fresh parsley.

Marry Me Chicken: A creamy, savory chicken dish that would pair wonderfully with the sweetness of the roasted vegetables, creating a rich and satisfying meal.

A delicious pan of

Chicken Baked in Garlic Butter Sauce: The garlic butter sauce from the chicken melds beautifully with the fluffy potato filling.

golden-brown chicken breast smothered in a creamy garlic butter sauce, garnished with fresh herbs.

Crispy Fried Chicken: Who can resist the classic duo of fried chicken and potatoes? This pairing is a nod to the beloved comfort food combo.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry: For an East-meets-West fusion, the savory flavors of a stir fry complement the rich taste of Twice Baked Potatoes.

Freshly cooked Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry in a hot wok, showcasing the rich colors and textures of the dish
Colorful assortment of freshly oven roasted root vegetables including yams, red potatoes, beets, carrots, and parsnips, seasoned with herbs and ready to be served as a nutritious and flavorful side dish.
Yield: 6 servings

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Oven roasted root vegetables are a vibrant, flavorful side dish, perfectly caramelized and seasoned with herbs and spices. A wholesome choice, they complement any meal, bringing warmth and richness to the table.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (about 450 grams) yams
  • 3/4 pound (about 340 grams) red potatoes
  • 1/2 pound (about 225 grams) beets (red or golden)
  • 1/2 pound (about 225 grams) large carrots
  • 1 medium-sized parsnip
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 6 whole garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup (about 60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 5 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (or more to taste)

Instructions

  1. Preparation: Ensure all vegetables, including yams, red potatoes, beets, carrots, and parsnip are cleaned, peeled, and chopped. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Seasoning: In a large bowl, mix all the chopped vegetables and red garlic cloves with olive oil and your choice of herbs and spices.
  3. Roasting: Spread the mixed vegetables on a baking sheet, ensuring they are spread out evenly. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 50 min, making sure to turn the vegetables halfway through the cooking process.
  4. Serving: Once roasted to perfection, remove from the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving. It’s a perfect dish for holiday celebrations, and also easy to make ahead and reheat for convenience.

Notes

  • Beets: Red beets give a beautiful, rich color to the dish but can sometimes bleed, causing color bleaching in the other vegetables. For a less messy alternative with an equally vibrant color, you might want to consider using golden beets. They will make the dish visually appealing without affecting the color of the other ingredients.
  • Cutting Sizes: Try to cut all your vegetables into similar sizes to ensure even roasting. Smaller pieces will cook faster, while larger pieces will take a bit longer to become tender.
  • Spacing: Don't overcrowd the baking sheet. Giving the vegetables space helps them roast evenly and prevents steaming.
  • High Temperature: Roasting at a higher temperature helps in achieving a caramelized, crispy outside while keeping the inside of the vegetables tender.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 270Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 277mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 7gSugar 7gProtein 4g

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