These caramelized roasted root vegetables with sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips are such easy and healthy side dish. Great for the holidays or everyday meals.

I have Thanksgiving on my mind lately and I’m currently planning what dish(es) to make for our Thanksgiving meal with Isaac’s fam this year.

Caramelized, roasted root veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and onions in a serving bowl on a wood table.

This healthy sweet potato casserole is my usual go-to, but I’ve already made it twice this month for Friendsgivings so I’m leaning toward something different. Maybe my shredded kale and brussels sprouts salad (a total crowd pleaser) or perhaps a big batch of roasted root vegetables. I should probably just make both… that seems like the best idea.

And no matter what I know I’m making these creamy pumpkin pie bars for dessert. That’s already been decided.

Roasted root veggies on a baking stone, including chopped carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and parsnips.

As I mentioned when sharing this root vegetable tagine a couple weeks ago, root vegetables are a great source of complex carbs. They’re packed full of antioxidants, fiber, essential vitamins and minerals. And according to ayurveda, root vegetables have a grounding energetic property so when we eat them we feel balanced, rooted and less spacey. If you feel like you could use a little grounding during the holiday season (don’t we all), load your plate up with root vegetables like onions, sweet potatoes, beets, parsnips, carrots, daikon, turnips, rutabaga, radish and yuca.

Caramelized, roasted root veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and onions in a serving bowl on a wood table.

Roasted root vegetables can also cure a craving for sweets. The roasting process caramelizes the natural sugar of the root vegetables so after roasting they taste amazingly sweet and delicious.

Caramelized, roasted root veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and onions in a serving bowl on a wood table.

I love making big batches of roasting root vegetables for special occasions or as part of my weekly meal prep. This particular recipe is seasoned very simply with a little oil to coat the veggies, sea salt, pepper and fresh oregano. For the veggies, I’m all about using sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips and red onion to create a beautiful array of colors, but feel free to experiment with your favorite root vegetables.

Before roasting and after tasting photo of root veggies on a baking stone, including chopped carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and parsnips.

If you make these roasted root vegetables be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback means the world to me and is so helpful for other EBF readers who are thinking about making the recipe! 

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Roasted Root Vegetables


Description

These caramelized roasted root vegetables with sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips are such easy and healthy side dish. Great for the holidays or everyday meals.


Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons avocado or melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped into chunks
  • 1 pound carrots or parsnips, peeled, cut into 3/4 inch thick rounds (about 4 cups)
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled, and cut into 1/2 inch thick wedges
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Stir the oil and oregano in a large bowl. Add sweet potatoes, carrots (or parsnips) and onion. Toss to coat veggies. Sprinkle vegetables generously with sea salt and pepper and spread on a baking sheet. Make sure the veggies are in one layer so they roast instead of steam. Roast veggies until tender, about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven half-way through cooking to toss veggies.
  3. This dish can be made up to 4 hours ahead. Let it stand at room temperature. If desired, rewarm in 350ºF oven for about 15 minutes, or serve at room temperature.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 184
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 2 g

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Are you doing any cooking for Thanksgiving? If so, what are you making?

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    23 comments
  1. This was a success dish on Thanksgiving. It was easy but so tasty. It is on my top list of roasted veggies. Thank you very much for sharing!

  2. I made this on Saturday and it was so popular even with my kids ages 11-15 that I am making it again 5 days later. Very simple, especially if you have a vegetable chopper. The only thing I did differently was to use chives instead of oregano because it was we had on hand.

  3. Hi Brittany, thanks so much for this recipe (& so many others I intend to try!) I made this dish for the first time this Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit with everyone from the meat loving men to the vegans to my nearly 2-year-old little boy. I made again with dinner today and it’s definitely becoming a regular in this house!

  4. Any combination of roasted vegetables, especially of the root variety, are my go-to! They never disappoint. We have leftover roasted root veg from our wedding that I froze, so all we have to do is reheat and enjoy on Thanksgiving. 🙂 Maybe that will make me doubly grounded given how effortless it will be. hehe Awesome photos, Brittany! These look perfect.

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