Stupid-Easy Recipe for Smoky Roasted Fall Vegetables (#1 Top-Rated)


If you’re looking for an easy, healthy side dish that scores high points for flavor and feeds a crowd, look no further. Roasting intensifies the natural sweetness of the medley of butternut squash, shallots, parsnips, and sweet potatoes. Smoked paprika (available in the spice aisle of most grocery stores) adds just the right earthy twist. The vegetables reheat well if you want to make them a day ahead.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Smoky Roasted Fall Vegetables.

1. Info for Smoky Roasted Fall Vegetables

  • Cook Time: 1 hr 5 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings: 10
  • Calories: 298 kcal

2. Ingredients for Smoky Roasted Fall Vegetables

  • Nonstick cooking spray (or olive oil)
  • 2 lb. butternut squash (large)
  • 1 1/2 lb. parsnips
  • 2 lb. sweet potatoes
  • 10 shallots (large)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt (for vegetables)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper (for vegetables)
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt (optional, to taste)
  • Black pepper (optional, to taste)

3. Directions:

3.1 Prep

Place oven racks in the lower-third and upper-third of oven.

3.2 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

3.3 Prep

Coat two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.

Peel the butternut squash and halve lengthwise. Scoop out seeds with a spoon. Cut squash crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Peel the parsnips, halve lengthwise, and cut into 1 inch slices. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into 3/4 inch chunks. Peel the shallots and halve lengthwise through the root end.

Combine the oil, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add vegetables and toss well. Divide the vegetables evenly between the prepared baking sheets.

3.4 Oven

Roast the vegetables on upper-third and lower-third racks of oven for 20 minutes.

Stir the vegetables and swap the baking sheet positions. Continue roasting until vegetables are tender and lightly browned in spots, 15-20 minutes.

3.5 Check

Check to see that vegetables are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.6 Serve

Scatter the parsley over vegetables and gently turn to combine. Season to taste with more salt and pepper if desired. Transfer to a bowl and serve.


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