Sunday, December 5, 2010

Yummy Roasted Root Veggies

I love all the fall and winter root vegetables, but don't know many way to make them. I found a couple of recipes on one of my favorite blogs "The Sister's Cafe" and knew I had to share. This next one is so yummy even your pickiest eaters will love it. They have a lot of wonderful recipes to share so make sure and stop over there and check them out.

Roasted Root Vegetables

( Melanie ~The Sisters Cafe)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

1 pound medium-sized potatoes

1 pound sweet potatoes

4 to 6 carrots

1/2 medium-sized red onion

Preheat oven to 400°. Peel vegetables and chop into 1-inch cubes, or bite size pieces for the carrots. In a medium bowl, toss chopped vegetables with olive oil and garlic. Drizzle in more oil if everything did not get coated. Spread vegetables in a single layer on a baking sheet and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Place pan in the oven and roast for 40 minutes, stirring after the first 20 minutes. Serve immediately. Alter any ingredients to your taste. You can use this same olive oil + garlic + salt and pepper method for any assortment of veggies, or try spicing things up by adding some red wine vinegar or fresh herbs to the mix too.

This next one is just plain good. What a great side dish along with any course. I have made them with chicken, pork, turkey, and beef and they are always great.

Herb-Roasted Potatoes

( Erin ~

¼ cup olive oil

1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp dried rosemary

1 tsp dried marjoram

¼ tsp dried oregano

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground black pepper

3 russet potatoes (about 2 ¼ pounds), scrubbed (do not peel), cut into ½ -inch cubes

Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine all ingredients except potatoes in large bowl. Stir to blend well. Add potatoes to seasoning; toss to coat. Transfer potatoes to large rimmed baking sheet, spreading out in single layer. Bake until brown and tender, about 40 minutes, turning potatoes halfway through cooking.

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  1. Cricket,
    I'm glad you liked the recipes from The Sisters Cafe! I'm excited to browse through your blog. It looks like you have some great recipes, too.
    Mindy (one of the sisters)

  2. Cricket, I am so glad that you have enjoyed our recipes! How fun to hear from you! :) Your kind words about our website made me happy. :) I'm excited to browse your delicious blog!