Fall is here! I can feel the cool air. Woo hoo! That is really exciting! I love Fall! Until a few days ago, I didn’t think about why I love Fall. After some throughout thinking, I have finally figured it out. When the weather starts to get cold and the wind is blowing outside, it is nice to stay at home. Turn on the heater, drink a cup of hot chocolate, and cuddle up with the loved ones. It is cozy, warm and sweet! That home sweet home feeling is what I love.
To welcome the arrival of Fall, I have this roasted vegetables recipe for you. It is made with some seasonal vegetables, like brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. It is very easy, but flavorful with all the dried herbs. I also love the color of the dish. There are green, brown, orange, and white. Just amazing to look at. This is definitely a side dish I would make a lot at this Fall. Hope you will like it too!
Roasted Root Vegetables and Brussels Sprouts (Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis via Foodnetwork.com)
– 3 medium carrots (peeled, washed and cut into 1½-inch dices)
– 2 medium red potatoes (washed and cut into 1½-inch dices)
– ¼ pound Brussels Sprouts (washed and halved)
– 1 medium parsnip (peeled, washed and cut into 1½-inch dices)
– 1 medium sweet potato (washed and cut into 1½-inch diced)
– 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
– ¼ heaping teaspoon dried oregano
– ¼ heaping teaspoon dried rosemary
– ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
– ¼ teaspoon dried basil
– sea salt
– ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400˚F.
- In a rimmed baking sheet, toss the vegetables with olive oil. Sprinkle all the dried herbs over the vegetables. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Toss again. If needed, add more olive oil. Spread the vegetables in a single layer. Bake in the oven for 38 – 42 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked and tender. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve immediately.
- You can substitute any root vegetables with other root vegetables, like butternut squash and yam.
- I didn’t try parsnip until this recipe. It has a mild taste with little sweetness. I loved it!
- Fresh herbs can be burned easily, so it is better to use dried ones.