This is more of a method than recipe. You can swap vegetables in or out. The oven temperature and timing assumes hearty root vegetables (or similar). Less hearty vegetables like yellow squash, zucchini or bell peppers roast quicker. Keep hearty veggies, like beets and carrots, together on one pan and less hearty veggies, like mushrooms and bell peppers, on another.
Makes 4 servings
You Will Need
2 to 3 pounds hearty vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, winter squashes, beets, turnips, onion, fennel and broccoli stems
2 tablespoons oil such as avocado, grape seed or sunflower oil
Position an oven rack towards the lower third of the oven. Heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Prepare vegetables by peeling and trimming as needed. Then cut into 1-inch pieces — see notes below for how we prepare most vegetables for roasting.
Scatter vegetables onto a baking sheet and toss with the oil, herbs and salt. Spread into one layer — if the vegetables are too crowded and piling on top of one another, use two baking sheets.
Roast, stirring a few times during cooking until well browned and tender, 30 to 60 minutes. Serve with a light sprinkle of flaky sea salt as needed.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
Foil or parchment paper? Vegetables roast best when placed onto an unlined baking sheet. This means a little more clean-up. Lining with foil is an option. The vegetables roast almost as well and the clean-up is easy. Parchment paper is also an option. Keep in mind that the vegetables will not brown as much when compared to roasted on an unlined pan.
Potatoes: Keep the skins on when roasting thin-skinned potatoes or sweet potatoes. Peel baking potatoes. Cut into 1-inch pieces or if the potatoes are small, half or quarter them.
Winter squashes: Not all squashes need peeling, especially those with thinner skins like delicata or acorn squash. Peel thicker skinned squash like butternut or kabocha.
Beets, carrots and turnips: Peeling is optional. We peel when it seems the vegetables are too dirty to scrub clean. Otherwise, the peel is delicious.
Broccoli stems: Broccoli is delicious roasted. We save broccoli stems for roasting alongside other veggies all the time. Peel the tough outer peel and discard about 1/2-inch from the bottom. Cut the rest into 1-inch pieces and roast. If you want to add them, add the florets a third of the way through roasting. This prevents the tips from over-browning.
Fennel: Roast the fennel bulb. Cut in half then make two angled cuts in the center of the bulb to remove the core from each half. This can be tough, even when roasted. Then cut into 1-inch pieces.
Onion: Onions roast quickly. Prevent over-browning by cutting into slightly larger chunks than the rest of the vegetables — closer to 1 1/2 inches.
Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values. Keep in mind that the calculations may change based on what vegetables you roast. We calculated based on what’s in our photos (potatoes, carrots, broccoli stems, onion and fennel).
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NUTRITION PER SERVING: Serving Size about 3/4 cup / Calories 189 / Protein 4 g / Carbohydrate 30 g / Dietary Fiber 6 g / Total Sugars 8 g / Total Fat 7 g / Saturated Fat 1 g / Cholesterol 0 mg
AUTHOR:Adam and Joanne Gallagher
The full recipe post can be found on Inspired Taste here: http://www.inspiredtaste.net/35479/oven-roasted-vegetables-recipe/