Roasting vegetables in a very hot oven caramelize the outside and bring out the natural sweetness. By roasting you’re also keeping all the nutrients inside the vegetables versus washing them away in cooking methods such as boiling.
Roasting vegetables brings out the natural sugars in them giving a caramelized exterior, but allows the inside to remain moist. I love roasting onions, carrots, squash, and zucchini and eating them on lettuce as a salad or mixed with pasta and a spoonful of pesto.
Try roasting Yukon gold potatoes with salt and rosemary. Potatoes are a good starting place if you have never roasted vegetables.
Remember these tips when roasting vegetables:
- Roast vegetables between 400 and 450 degrees
- Cut vegetables the same size
- Coat with oil (I use olive or canola)
- Season (I just use salt and pepper)
- Don’t crowd to closely
- Toss and turn (I turn after 15 minutes, then every 10 minutes until done)
- Most vegetables will be cooked at 30 minutes, potatoes may take longer depending on size
How to Roast Vegetables
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add your vegetables, pour olive oil over and toss to coat.
- Spread your vegetables so that they’re not touching, more surface area means more caramelization.
- Roast for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring after 15 minutes then every 10 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through and browned.
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Yes! great post! Will be doing soon 🙂
Adelina Priddis says
Great tips! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday
Paula! I meant Paula!
lol, it’s ok, you’d be surprised how many people do it. I have done them on the grill, but you know, I forget to do them like that. I think I’m concentrating on getting everything else together when we grill.
Hey Pam! We love roasted veggies. We also like to put ours in tin foil on the grill. So easy and so healthy!
Roasted veggies always taste better! Love them, especially like you said, the potatoes!
You’re right. I love them, and I love the fact they’re easy to make and clean up!
I love roast vegetables! Is that a whole clove of garlic still in the skin? I will have to try that:)
Throw it all on there together Lisa. 🙂 My clove was on the small side so it all cooking together nicely.
Leslie Lambert says
This is a fabulous post…thanks for sharing! This would be great to link-up to my Create It Thursday Post…it’s live on my blog now!