Honey Roasted Winter Root Vegetables

One of my favorite dishes to cook on a cold winter’s night is Honey Roasted Winter Root Vegetables.  These provide a sweet (carrots, honey, sweet potatoes) and savory (Parsnips Turnip) side to any hearty main course and will help warm you and your family up on a cold winters night.

There are a couple of important tips to remember when roasting these delicious vegetables.  First remember to cut your vegetables the same size, for this recipe I prefer quarter inch cubes.  Second, if you have access use young carrots.  These are not only more tender but do not have to be skinned, which provide an extra layer of texture to your mix.  Last, stir the vegetables every 10-15 minutes to promote even cooking and even more importantly even caramelization.

  • 1 Parsnip
  • 1 Turnip
  • 6 Young Carrots
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 large Sweet Onion
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey, heaping
  • to taste Kosher Salt
  • to taste Ground Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1.Dice: Pre Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Peel your Sweet Potatoes, Turnip and ParsnipDice all of your vegetables into quarter inch cubes except the onion. Cut your onion into 8 wedges.
2.Mix: Add all of your vegetables into a large mixing bowl then add the Honey, Olive Oil, salt and pepper. vegetable tend to suck up the salt so I begin by adding a tablespoon of kosher salt at this time and add more if needed later. Then toss the all of the ingredients together making sure to evenly coat all of the vegetables
3.Roast: Spread the vegetable mixture over a large baking sheet in a single layer and enter into a 400 degree oven. Every 10- 15 minutes check the vegetables and stir them making sure to move and flip them. Cook the vegetables until they are both soft and you are seeing deep golden browning and caramelization on the onions, even some darkening tips. This is not burning!!! Let cool and enjoy!
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About stephenlingram

I find too many things interesting, I'm in love with my family, author of Hollow Faith (CYMT 2012), ExtraOrdinary (YM360, 2014) and Organic Student Ministry (Chalice Press, 2015) and I hang out with youth for a living. View all posts by stephenlingram

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