Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe

Our roasted root vegetables recipe will bring out the earthy, sweet flavors of carrots, parsnips, and potatoes. Or if you feel like experimenting, substitute others. They'll still be excellent.

  • roasted root vegetables recipe
    By choosing different veggies, you can make a different version of our roasted root vegetables recipe every week this fall.

  • roasted root vegetables recipe

Nothing beats roasting for bringing out root vegetables’ earthy, sweet flavors. Although the roasted roots vegetables recipe below specifies types and quantities of vegetables to use, feel free to experiment with others, such as golden beets, rutabagas, and turnips.


3 to 4 carrots, peeled
3 to 4 parsnips, peeled
1 large sweet potato, peeled
2 to 3 potatoes
3 tbsp good olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Chopped, dried or fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary or thyme) to taste

Garnish: fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary or thyme), chopped 


Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut all the veggies into similarly sized pieces. Place all the cut vegetables in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss well so all pieces are lightly coated. Add salt, pepper, and herbs to taste. Roast for 25 to 35 minutes until all the vegetables are tender, turning once. Garnish with fresh herbs. Serves 6. 

Tawny Slattery
11/9/2012 1:10:29 AM

Not to be annoying but potatoes are actually not "root vegetables" they are "tubers"

Jeanie Rose
12/12/2011 5:28:08 AM

Wow, Carmen, gonna give it a try. I'm especially excited about getting some rare potato starts going in the garden.

12/3/2011 1:12:51 PM

Looks like my favorite meal, except that when I make it, I start by roasting a few pieces of chicken with skin on. 35 minutes before the chicken is ready, I add all the vegetables which then cook in the juices from the chicken. Delicious. I use pieces of any root vegetables I have, which usually includes three different color potatoes which I grow in my backyard. Just beautiful.



Fall 2021!

Put your DIY skills to the test throughout November. We’re mixing full meal recipes in jars, crafting with flowers, backyard composting, cultivating mushrooms, and more!


Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

50 Years of Money-Saving Tips!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters