Root Vegetables Don’t Get Enough Respect [Recipe]

This holiday season, we are featuring some healthy, tasty recipes from professional chef Dave Schy. Visit his website New Taste, for step by step pictures for this and other great recipes.

Today – Oven Roasted Root Vegetables. Talk about getting a bang for your buck. Root veggies are cheap and full of nutrients.

Here’s what Dave says:

Everybody should have a root vegetable recipe in their rotation. This recipe is great to serve as a holiday side dish. I chose blue potatoes today because they looked good at the store. Please use any kind of potato that you like.

Before you begin: Heat Oven To 375°

Ingredients:

1    Parsnip, large
2    Carrots, medium
2    Rutabaga, medium
1    Golden Beet, large
1    Red Beet, large
2    Potatoes, blue or just regular russets

3    Shallots
7    Cloves Garlic
3     Sprigs Rosemary, fresh
1/2  tsp. Thyme, dry
1/4  tsp. Ground Pepper, coarse
2     Tbs. Olive Oil
Pinch of Kosher salt at the end.


Instructions:

Peel all of the vegetables, minus potatoes. [optional]
Cut vegetables into long, somewhat narrow pieces. I like to compare this cut to a large French fry.
Place vegetables into a large baking dish.
Peel garlic and shallots.
Cut shallots into quarters.
Add to the baking dish.
Sprinkle pepper and thyme over the vegetables.
Add the olive oil and rosemary.
Mix everything together.
Place baking dish into the oven.
Bake vegetables for a total of 80 minutes.
Gently mix vegetables every 20 minutes.

To Serve:
Remove cooked vegetables from dish and place onto a serving platter.
Take the roasted rosemary and break up the cooked leaves; Sprinkle over the vegetables.
Add a pinch of Kosher salt and serve.

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  • Mariah

    Yum! Thanks!

  • Carlene @ Carlene’s figments

    You guys just made root vegetables sexy again! The variety and different colors really celebrate the options.

    • Hopeclay

      Im going across the street right now to get some!!! Will have them for supper Yum

  • Mdeva

    …or cut them into smaller pieces and eat with injera (Ethiopian flat bread)!

  • Knowfoodnow

    I love root vegetables for the taste, color, and low calories.  The recipe looks delicious.

  • mark justice hinton

    I roast mine at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes, turning once at 12 minutes. I prefer cubed veggies. Before roasting, toss in a bit of olive oil with curry and any other spices you like. I always include Brussels sprouts split in half. Can eat with rice or noodles, and a creamy sauce of yogurt plus some cheese.

  • mark justice hinton

    I roast mine at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes, turning once at 12 minutes. I prefer cubed veggies. Before roasting, toss in a bit of olive oil with curry and any other spices you like. I always include Brussels sprouts split in half. Can eat with rice or noodles, and a creamy sauce of yogurt plus some cheese.