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Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 186 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 2 lbs carrots
  • 2 lbs parsnips
  • 3 medium sweet onions (like Vidalia)
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp crushed rosemary
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Set racks at medium high and medium low.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Clean all vegetables well.
  • Peel carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes and onion.
  • Cut sweet potatoes into 3/4 inch thick slices and quarter.
  • In one bowl, toss sweet potatoes with enough olive oil to coat (about 1 Tbsp), a pinch of salt and pepper (more or less to taste). Set aside.
  • Cut potatoes into 3/4 inch thick slices and quarter.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, toss potatoes with enough olive oil to coat (about 1 Tbsp), the rosemary, and a pinch of salt and pepper (more or less to taste). Add
  • Pour both the sweet potatoes and regular potatoes onto one baking sheet and spread out in one single layer. The less potatoes touch, the better.
  • Put the potatoes in the oven on the higher rack. Roast for 40-45 minutes. They are done when they have browned on the outside and are soft inside when pierced with a fork.
  • Cut parsnips and carrots into 3/4 inch pieces, leaving thin ends longer to avoid small pieces that burn. Toss with enough olive oil to coat (about 1 Tbsp), a pinch of salt and pepper (more or less to taste).
  • Cut onions in half and trim the root end, leaving just enough to hold the bulb together. Cut each half into six wedges.
  • In a small bowl, gently toss the onions with enough olive oil to coat (about 1 Tbsp), a pinch of salt and black pepper (more or less to taste).
  • Pour the carrots, parsnips and onions onto one baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread out in one layer leaving space between pieces as you can.
  • Put this pan of vegetables into the oven on the lower rack. Roast for 30-35 minutes. They are done when the carrots and parsnips are lightly brown, and are soft inside when pierced with a fork. The onions will be dark brown and soft.
  • If you do not have a convection oven, stir the vegetables on each pan and rotate pans halfway through roasting. If you have a convection oven, rotate pans only if you have a hot spot that cooks more quickly.
Keyword carrots, onions, oven roasted, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes