I’ve been craving lots of vegetables lately, and one of my favorite ways to eat them is to roast them. I wrote this recipe with the hopes that you’ll use it as a guideline, as it changes every time I make them. This recipe is all about adding what you like and leaving out what you don’t. I love heading to the Farmer’s Market this time of year and schlepping home all of the fresh veggies. You can usually find the squash and root vegetables on sale now at your supermarket as well. Use whatever looks the freshest and tastiest.
There are a couple of different ways to roast your vegetables. I usually start by adding the vegetables that take the longest to roast and add the quicker cooking vegetables later, stirring after each addition. Be sure to leave space around the vegetables so they roast instead of steam! If you’re making a really large batch like I did for a groom’s dinner, you’ll want to roast the vegetables individually on separate baking trays and combine them together afterwards.
For even roasting, you will want to chop the vegetables so they’re about the same size. They can be prepared the night before and stored in plastic bags and refrigerated, so you’re able to get dinner on the table a little quicker. They taste amazing drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar! Enjoy some delicious vegetables this weekend!
- 8-10 Baby red potatoes quartered
- 8 ounces Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
- 1 Red onion peeled cut into chunks and separated
- 3 Carrots peeled, quartered and cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 Sweet potato peeled and cubed
- 1 small butternut squash peeled and cubed
- 8 ounces Mushrooms cut in quarters if large or cut in half in small
- 1 Red Pepper seeded and sliced
- 1 Yellow pepper seeded and sliced
- 3 cloves Garlic minced
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup Olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped
- Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, Brussels sprouts and onion. Drizzle with half of the oil and half of the seasonings.
- Line 2 large jelly roll pans with aluminum foil and spread the vegetable evenly on the pan, leaving space around them. Roast for 20 minutes.
- Mix the remaining vegetables with the rest of the oil and seasonings and add to the roasted vegetables. Roast 20 minutes.
- If needed, roast the vegetables an additional 10-15 minutes, until nicely roasted and soft when poked with a fork.