Oven Roasted Vegetables

So here’s a method that you probably already know about and are doing. . but for those who are not (and might have kiddos who won’t eat or even go near vegetables), give this one a try!

Roasting your vegetables.

It’s extremely simple and creates a nice crunchy texture to your vegetables. . . And you can roast just about anything. My kids gobble up roasted broccoli and cauliflower. I never thought in a million years they would eat cauliflower but they do now! Kale, not as much but sometimes they will. . sometimes I chop up the kale smaller and mix it in (see photo below). Don’t go crazy with the olive oil. A little goes a long way. Hope you enjoy!

Oven Roasted Vegetables: Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower & Kale

 

ingredients

  • Vegetables; chopped (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, potatoes, whatever you want!)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or pressed (optional; for added flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp. each of dry oregano, parsley, basil & rosemary (optional; sprinkle whatever you have over the veggies)

directions

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Wash and dry vegetables. If the veggies are still wet, they won’t roast very well. Any combination of vegetables in season may be used.

Cube them into large or bite-size pieces and throw them in a large bowl. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to coat well.

Sprinkle with dry oregano, parsley, basil and/or rosemary if desired.

Roast in oven at 400°F for about 15 minutes (a little longer for potatoes); reduce heat if vegetables are browning too quickly before they are done. I sometimes roast my vegetables at 350 or even 375 degrees.  Serve hot or at room temperature.


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4 Responses to "Oven Roasted Vegetables"

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  1. Stephanie

    August 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Love purple potatoes! We can’t get them very often, but I always snag them up when I can. Roasting is my favorite way to make vegetables, easy and delicious!

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    • hipfoodiemom

      August 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      I know! I try to snag them whenever I can too. They are so pretty! :)

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  2. Addy

    August 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Your recipe and photos of the colorful potatoes made me crave potatoes — so after work today I bought for the first time, a bag of “celebration” petite-size potatoes. This is from a girl who normally buys the cheapest bag of Idaho potatoes. And I loved the new potatoes — both pretty and yummy, esp. roasted! I threw in some random brussels sprouts, haha! Thanks for inspiring me to roast veggies (vs. picking up something quick to eat) :)

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    • hipfoodiemom

      August 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Addy, oh that makes me SO happy to hear!! YEA! You made my night! :) You are so welcome. . thank YOU for the lovely comment! :)

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