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    Oven Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe

    Published December 4, 2019. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    These roasted root vegetables that are tossed with some lemon herb butter are the perfect side dish to make during the fall and winter months.  You should definitely serve these up with my Beef Wellington Recipe or my Pan-Seared Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce.

    roasted vegetables in a bowl with parsley garnish

    There’s a reason it’s called seasonal produce, it changes with the seasons.  There’s no logic to be using things like zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, things like that, those are for summer, my friends.  Fall and winter bring a whole new slew of things and those are what you should be cooking with and eating.

    What Are Root Vegetables

    Root vegetables are those that grow and come to full growth size and flavor while still in the ground.  Contrary to spring or fall produce where the vegetable comes from a flowering plant.  While root veggies do require sunlight and water, they can endure really tough weather and are harvested all the way into those late fall months.

    It’s really fun to just go to a farm, especially in the fall, and just see all of these things growing. Do I hear a weekend family trip sometime soon?

    Do You Peel Them Before Roasting

    In most cases yes you would peel the root vegetables before roasting them.  With that being said, there are so many nutrients and flavors in the skin that oftentimes I simply rinse them off, give’em a little scrub if they’re really dirty, and slice them as is.

    The only root veg I can think of that needs no peeling is celery.

    black bowl with roasted carrots, brussel sprouts, potatoes and onions

    How Do You Cut Them

    Cutting root veggies like butternut squash or celeriac root can be tricky because they are very firm and sometimes hard to cut through.  Because these veggies are so big, I like to cut them down into 1” cube bite-size pieces or long battonet cuts, think French fries here.

    Check out this video and learn a bit more about knife cuts, it’ll help you in your culinary journey.

    My Favorite Root Vegetables

    Here’s a list of some that are included in this recipe and in addition are some of my other favorites:

    • Butternut Squash
    • Spaghetti Squash
    • Kabocha
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Potatoes
    • Brussel Sprouts
    • Celery
    • Celeriac Root
    • Carrots
    • Parsnips
    • Turnips
    • Beets

    Obviously there are more things like kohlrabi and rutabaga, but the ones above are the hero veggies I most often use.

    How to Make Them

    1. Start by preparing all of your vegetables whether that’s peeling or leaving the skin on, which is completely up to you but just remember to give them a rinse if you’ve decided to leave the skin on.

    how to peel and cut vegetables

    1. Next, cut them into bite-size pieces. Remember no one wants to eat a big ol’ carrot, they want to be able to pick it up with a fork and eat it.
    2. Toss them in a big bowl with olive oil, salt, and pepper until they are completely coated.

    mixing vegetables with oil and spreading them out on sheet pan

    1. Spread the vegetables out completely between two half sheet trays that are lined with parchment paper. Doing this will allow the vegetables to roast properly and get a nice brown on them.  If you stack them up, they’re going to steam and you aren’t going to pull as much flavor from them.

    roasting root vegetables in the oven

    1. Simply finish them off by tossing them with some lemon herb butter, truffle butter or some honey tarragon butter, this part is up to you my friends!

    This is why I always make extra compound butter because all you have to do is pull out a few spoonfuls from the freezer!

    These are crazy easy to make and are awesome all winter long and especially for things like Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Try serving this up with my Filet Mignon Recipe or my Bone-in Pork Chops.

    bowl of roasted root veggies

    Recipe Chef Notes + Tips

    How to Reheat: Add the vegetables to a pan and cover with foil. Place in the oven at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until hot. You can also heat them in the microwave.

    How to Store: They will last covered in plastic in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. They will also freeze covered for up to 2 months. Thaw them before reheating.

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    Oven Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe

    5 from 3 votes
    These roasted root vegetables that are tossed with some lemon herb butter are the perfect side dish to make during the fall and winter months.
    Servings: 12
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 2 cups brussel sprouts, sliced in half
    • 3 peeled parsnips, cut into 1” cubes
    • 1 peeled celeriac root, cut into 1” cubes
    • 2 bunches peeled baby carrots, cut into 1” slices
    • 2 pounds baby potatoes, cut in half
    • 1 peeled and julienne red onion
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • ¼ cup lemon-herb butter
    • sea salt and cracked pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 450°.
    • Add the vegetables to a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper until coated.
    • Spread the veggies out on 2 sheet trays lined with parchment paper, make sure not to stack them, and bake at 450° for 25 to 28 minutes or until roasted and cooked. They should still have some crispiness to them.
    • Toss the roasted vegetables in the lemon herb butter and serve with optional garnish of chopped fresh chives and parsley.

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    • How to Reheat: Add the vegetables to a pan and cover with foil. Place in the oven at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until hot. You can also heat them in the microwave.
     
    • How to Store: They will last covered in plastic in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. They will also freeze covered for up to 2 months. Thaw them before reheating.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 102mgPotassium: 700mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 459IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American