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Roasted Root Vegetables

Here’s another recipe inspired by my aunt’s vegetarian cooking class, and this one is perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s a combination of all of those wintry root veggies that you didn’t know you loved. Personally, I can’t stand sweetened squash, sweet potato, or vegetables – this savory recipe is much more to my liking.

Despite the fact that all of the ingredients are chock full of good things for you, it tastes so good you’ll be hoping that there is some left when it’s time for seconds. The recipe is super simple and you could substitute or add any root or winter vegetable. Whatever you do though, don’t skip the rosemary – it really makes the dish!

Roasted Root Vegetables
Serves: 8
What You Need
  • 6 carrots
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 2 turnips
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • rosemary
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
What To Do
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Clean and peel the carrots and turnips and chop into 1 inch chunks. Clean the sweet potatoes and chop into 1 inch chunks (leave the skins on). Place all of the vegetables in a bowl.
  3. Finely chop the 6 cloves of garlic. Drizzle some olive oil on the veggies, add a generous amount of rosemary, the garlic, salt and pepper. Toss.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the vegetables on the sheet and bake for 45 minutes, until tender.


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    [email protected]
    November 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I love roasted root vegetables this time of year. Your recipe looks delicious! I too posted a roasted root vegetables recipe this week.

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    Mrs Mix It
    November 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    This looks so yummy!

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    Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger)
    November 13, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I love roasted root vegetables but have never tried turnip. I’m putting it on the shopping list for tomorrow. Sounds (and looks) YUM.

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    Emily @ For Sweets Sake
    November 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I love roasted veggies! I’m not sure how I feel about turnips though. I’ve tried them a time or 2 but haven’t really fallen in love haha

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    Angela Duffy
    November 16, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I crave roasted veggies. I roasted butternut squash tonight to puree in my soup that I can’t share yet, but I just love how much flavor you can get with ordinary foods by roasting them. So YUMMY!!!

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    November 25, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Oh my. My family and I made this today, and it was incredible. I’ve never had a turnip before, but it was great. Best of all were the carrots – they tasted like candy. SOOO, delicious. Thank you very much for a recipe that my whole family enjoyed.

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      November 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Who knew that turnips were tasty? It is certainly a great thing to find out… :)

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    December 14, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Hi there – I just printed this and realized I never replied to your question about Greensburg… No, I live on the NE side of Indy but have clients down in Greensburg so wind up down there every once in a while. I think you guys are in Indy too?

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      December 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      Yes, we are also in Indy — we live in the Broadripple area and love it! :)

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