Roast vegetables are one of those dishes that can be done when a) you’re out of ideas for dinner, b) you want something healthy but it’s way too grey and cold for salad, and c) you have some forgotten veggies in the fridge that need using up. Whilst I’m providing you with something of a recipe here, it doesn’t really matter if you have more carrots left and less potatoes, you have shallots instead of red onions or you don’t have any beetroot in the house. Baking is an exact science, roast vegetables absolutely isn’t. As long as you can fill a tray, have some sort of variety, and cut the veggies in roughly equal sizes, you will have a filling dinner.


Here's what you'll need...

  • 2 large parsnips
  • 2 large carrots
  • 4-5 medium red onions
  • 4-5 medium beetroots
  • 100-150g new potatoes
  • 1 small or ½ large celeriac
  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 small bunch fresh rosemary
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

what you'll need to make our comforting winter roast vegetables


winter roast vegetables with carrots, parsnips, potatoes, beetroot, red onion, celeriac and seasoning

winter roast vegetables with carrots, parsnips, potatoes, beetroot, red onion, celeriac and seasoning

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  • 1

    Preheat your oven to 200C and cut the carrots, beetroots, parsnips, celeriac and potatoes into roughly 2-3cm chunks.

    preheat oven to 200C and set timer for forty minutes

  • 2

    Quarter the onions. You can leave the skin on (it will fall off after baking) or peel them according to your own preference. Flatten the garlic cloves with the back of a large knife.

    red onions quartered on a wooden chopping board

  • 3

    Put all the vegetables onto a large baking tray and add the oil. Mix it all together to coat the vegetables with the oil.

    winter roast vegetables on a baking tray

  • 4

    Season with salt and pepper. Pull off the leaves of the thyme and rosemary sprigs and add to the vegetables.

    winter roast vegetables on a baking tray seasoned with thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper

  • 5

    Mix everything together again with your hands. Put the tray into the oven and set your timer for 40 minutes.

    winter roast vegetables on a baking tray

  • 6

    Stir the vegetable once after around 20 minutes. They will be ready once they’re tender but still have a little bit of crunch.

    winter roast vegetables being served from a baking tray onto a side plate

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By Carole Poirot on 09.01.19

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