January 10, 2010

Roasted Winter Veggies

When I'm being good, roasted veggies are what satisfy my cold-weather cravings for something warm, savory and filling. I posted about my favorite roasted veggies earlier last year, and truth be told, brussel sprouts onions and carrots remain my favorite. But this recipe is another alternative with butternut squash, turnips and yams.

I bought these root veggies already pre-cut from Trader Joe's, which was such a life saver! Truly, curring up a butternut squash is my version of a nightmare; it's harder than carving a pumkin!

I added some carrots to the medley and roasted the mixture at 425 with some olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary and thyme. I think it took roughly 20-25 minutes to get the veggies to a roasted brown color.

Here was my finished product:

I was particularly happy that I could take this photo during the daytime, when lighting made it so much easier to take pictures. The veggies smelled delicioius, although I think I discovered that I like butternut squash and yams more when they are roasted with sweet flavors, like brown sugar. Personally, I'll probably stick to my original roasted vegetables. The bitterness of brussels sprouts is much more appealing to me with garlic and herb flavors.

The recipe itself is really not brain surgery, and I've seen lots of great foodies make these veggies with some variation. Here are a couple of good recipes to try as well:


  1. Yum! I love the pre-cut veggies, too. I know it's more expensive, but worth it in my opinion to save the time. As a side note, I finally got your link put up on my sidebar. happy cooking!:)

  2. I loooove roasted root veggies, thanks for sharing this recipe. I live in Montreal, Canada and it's pretty rare to find veggies pre chopped like that, but for now I'll stick it out cutting my own.

    It's my first time to your site but I'll definitely be back.

  3. Thanks for visiting Mandy and Fudgie! I'm about to try Acorn squash for the first time this week, and they look much easier to cut up and hear in the microwave on a whim. Much more my style for a quick weeknight side dish, so I'll be reporting back!