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Friday, January 13, 2012

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

I have really gotten into roasting veggies recently, see the recipe for Quick Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Farmgirl Susan that I made last week, yummy!! I am trying to do better about eating in season and decided to roast some root vegetables the other day to go with our leftover ham. I was actually able to buy some of the vegetables at the Farmer's Market. :) This turned out really good, it is very quick and easy to make, and is a healthy side dish if you use olive oil. Adjust quantities and types of vegetables depending on what you like, have available, and how many you are cooking for.

Roasted Root Vegetables

1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 or 2 red or white potatoes, cubed
1 or 2 carrots, peeled and cubed
1 or 2 parsnips, peeled and cubed
1 turnip, peeled and cubed
1/2 of a rutabaga, peeled and cubed
1/2 of a large onion, chopped (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place all ingredients into a baking dish and mix well.

Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the vegetables, stirring once or twice until done and nicely browned.

Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and makes them oh so good!

I'm linking up to the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop hosted this week by Heidi at My Simple Country Living. Thanks Heidi! :)


Michelle said...

My husband loves turnips and parsnips. He going to love this meal when I make it this weekend for him.

Ngo Family Farm said...

Your roasted veggies look beautiful! Way to eat in season :)

Candy C. said...

It's funny because we never ate turnips, parsnips or rutabagas when I was growing up and I love them too! :)

Candy C. said...

Thanks! :)

Robyn said...

Great minds think a like! We had raosted veggies for supper last night. lol! I made extra to make PW's B-fast Hash on Sautrday.

I think I got some neat picts too. I have yet to download them and find out.

Candy C. said...

I never thought about making breakfast hash with the leftovers, what a great idea! :)

Teresa said...

That looks very yummy!

Candy C. said...


Hibiscus House said...

Yummy! I love roasted vegetables! I sure do love ham too.

Candy C. said...

Hibiscus House,
Me too! :)

SweetLand Farm said...

mmm looks yummy! we try to eat what is in season, and what is preserved during the growing season! i like shopping in MY freezer and cupboard in the winter!

Candy C. said...

SweetLand Farm,
Yep, shopping at home is THE best!! :)

larkspur funny farm said...

I was just going to do the same thing for my Sunday Dinner - have all the ingred's here and some nice ham as well. Looks yummy.

MamaTea said...

Roasted veggies? I could eat that whole darn pan. :)

Candy C. said...

Enjoy your dinner!

Mama Tea,
Yeah, roasted veggies really are that good, huh?!? :)