These Roasted Root Vegetables are such an easy and delicious seasonal side to serve this fall and winter! Simply cut the veggies, season, and roast for 45 minutes — that’s it!
Roasted Root Veggies
These roasted root vegetables come together to make the ultimate seasonal side. We’re talking delicious savory veggie flavors with smashed garlic cloves and fresh herbs — does it get any better?
We are all about healthy vegetable side dishes all the time, but especially during the holidays! These roasted root vegetables would be delicious served alongside brussel sprouts and this vegan green bean casserole!
Have no fear if you don’t have the exact 5 root vegetables that are in this recipe. We’ll give you some easy veggie substitutions so you can still make this seasonal side without running back out to the store.
Ingredients You Need
This roasted root vegetable recipe is super easy and has a short list of ingredients. Check out everything you need for this recipe.
- Idaho potato
- Sweet potatoes
- Yellow onion
- Olive oil
- Seasoning (salt, pepper, thyme)
What not to use in a brine
Add 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar or honey to your olive oil before drizzling it over the vegetables. It adds a little sugar and caramelization to the root vegetables.
What Vegetables are Good for Roasting?
This recipe calls for carrots, potatoes, onions, and parsnips, but feel free to sub any of the veggies below if you prefer other veggies or don’t have some of these on-hand:
- butternut squash
- red onion
Tips Perfect Roasted Veggies
How You Chop the Veggies. We know that everyone’s ovens are different and this is why bake time might vary up or down. Our biggest tip for getting perfect roasted vegetables is actually how you chop them.
You’ll note in the recipe card that we instruct cutting all of your root vegetables at around 1-inch thick. This will ensure all of your vegetables cook evenly.
If you cut them thinner, your bake time will decrease and if you cut them thicker your bake time will increase.
Non-Stick Pan or Parchment Paper. You want to be sure that you spray the baking sheet with olive oil (not just the olive oil you toss the veggie in). If you would rather not use more oil you can line the baking sheet with parchment paper before you add the veggies to the baking sheet.
Check on your veggies. Carefully watch your vegetables for the last 10- 15 minutes of bake time to make sure they don’t burn. They should be fork tender!
Should I Peel Veggies Before Roasting?
It is your choice whether you peel veggies before roasting or not. We actually prefer to leave them as-is because a lot of the nutrients live in the skin of vegetables. Plus, the skin helps hold the veggies together while roasting.
Seasoning Ideas for Roasted Vegetables
This recipe calls for a simple seasoning of salt, pepper, olive oil and fresh thyme, which allows the flavor of these delicious veggies to really shine.
But if you’re looking to jazz these root vegetables up a little more depending on what you’re pairing them with, GO FOR IT!
Any of the following seasonings would be absolutely delish:
- Honey + Balsamic
- Garlic + Oregano + Chili Powder
- Italian Seasoning + Garlic Powder + Onion Powder
- Fajita Seasoning
- Homemade Ranch Seasoning
- Fresh herbs like: Rosemary, Parsley or Dill
Roasted Root Vegetables
- 6 medium carrots chopped into 1-inch thick chunks (about 2 cups)
- 1 large Idaho potato chopped into 1-inch thick chunks (about 1 cup)
- 2 large sweet potatoes chopped into 1-inch thick chunks (about 2 cups)
- 3 medium parsnips cored and chopped into 1-inch thick chunks (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 large yellow onion
- 6 cloves garlic smashed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Option to line with tin foil and spray that.
- Next, place carrots, potatoes, parsnips, onion, and garlic onto the baking sheet and generously drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Use hands or a spatula to make sure all of the vegetables are covered in olive oil, salt, and pepper and then spread the vegetables out evenly on the baking sheet. Making sure the vegetables are not piled on top of each other (this will cause the vegetables not to cook evenly).
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, sprinkle with fresh thyme and serve.
Can we talk about the number of vegetables I tried for the first time with this recipe? I always get so nervous about overcooking and messing up roasted vegetables, but this was so simple!
Was not sure where the onion came in. Saw it in the description up top but not in the actual recipe. Is it white or yellow and how much? Thanks!
Good catch! White or yellow work. Heck, red would work too!
Good recipe. Excellent easy and healthy side. Very versatile.
Went perfectly with our holiday dinner! Simple to make and very good!! I