My New Food Obsession: Roasting Veggies!

Easy and tasty!  I'm officially obsessed with roasting veggies, so there will probably be a lot of recipes following!

Not only is roasting veggies crazy good, but so easy!  I've mostly been using root vegetables, but you can roast anything and I intend to!  So far, I've roasted carrots, sweet potatoes, white sweet potatoes (which are amazing), turnips, garlic, onions, and parsnips!  I love all of it, and my three year old actually eats it.  Sometimes she won't eat cooked veggies, but seems to like these!

So, last night I roasted veggies and put them over brown rice and threw some mixed spring blend lettuce and chopped walnuts, and it was to die!  So I mentioned easy right?  Wash, rough chop, throw on parchment lined baking sheet, sprinkle with oil and spices, and bake.  That's it!  Easy and little prep are key things to me actually getting dinner ready on time or at all.

I've seen many different temperatures, but for now I like to cook them at a lower temperature for a longer time.  At the last five minutes or so I'll crank up the heat to 480 just for fun, because I like it crispy!  Here's what I did last night...

Preheat oven to 390

1 white sweet potato
2 yellow potatoes
1/2 of a red onion
1 turnip
8 cloves of garlic
3 tbl extra virgin olive oil


Wash and rough chop veggies, peel garlic.  Throw it all on parchment lined baking sheets with plenty of room.  I used two.  Pour the oil evenly over the veggies.  Season generously with salt and pepper.  Bake for 20 minutes, stir and have the baking sheets switch places and bake for another 20.  I like to crank up the heat for the last 5 minutes to 480 or something, but this is optional.  I just like it kind of burnt.  Do it!  Let me know, how it turns out!

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