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How to Make Oven Roasted Vegetables

There is something magical that happens to vegetables when they are roasted in the oven. The tastes sweeten and they become more flavorful too. It a great way to enjoy vegetables even if you don’t love them.
Oven roasted vegetable recipe photo

The perfect way to cook vegetables and make them flavorful and delicious. That’s right, we’re talking about oven roasted vegetables.

If you haven’t tried them, you really should. It will change your mind about vegetables for sure.

Oven roasted vegetable recipe photo

How to Make Vegetables Taste Better

Vegetables you haven’t always loved them. In fact, you hate most vegetables.

Why?

Because they all and I mean all tasted bitter.

When everyone around you is raving about how sweet the vegetables they’re eating are, you wanted to scream, and ask, “Are we eating the same thing?!”

All you can taste is bitter. Yuck!

Maybe you thought as I did it would get better.

The vegetables would magically taste sweet and delicious like others described them if you gave them a chance.

But no it didn’t happen.

I ate my veggies. I stuffed them in my mouth chewed them up and swallowed them. But did I enjoy it.

Heavens no. They were awful.

But I still ate them because I knew they were good for me and maybe that’s how it has been for you too.

But I’ve discovered a magically way to prepare them.

A way that seemed to cook the bitter right out of them and finally I could taste what others were tasting for so long. And I want you to enjoy vegetables too.

A vegetable that actually tasted good.

One you can enjoy eating, even if in the past you have tolerated them, but never really enjoyed them.

It so simple to do too.

Enter the amazing, no bitter tasting, oven roasted veggies…

How to Make Oven Roasted Vegetables

Oven roasting vegetables isn’t hard to do. With a sheet pan, a little oil, vegetables and seasoning you can make a batch quickly and easily.

Here’s the easy roasted vegetables recipe in photos for you to follow along with…

Pick Your Vegetables to Roast

Ingredients needed for oven roasted vegetables

 

All root vegetables roast well but don’t limit yourself to just those, like carrots and potatoes. Branch out and try broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, green beans, onions or even celery.

There are so many combinations to try. You might start with just one vegetable first and then branch out into mixing the vegetables and then roasting them.

Chop the Vegetables

Chopped up vegetables to oven roast.

When cutting your vegetables keep in mind how fast each will cook. For denser vegetables like cauliflower and root vegetables that cook slower, cut them into small chunks.

Especially if you’ll be roasting them with faster cooking vegetables like broccoli, onions or celery.

The key here to not ending up with charbroiled vegetables is the size when you are mixing vegetables to roast together.

Oil for easy oven roasted vegetables

Pick Your Oil

You’ll want to add a little oil to your vegetables. It will help them crisp and brown on the edges.

You can use any oil you’d like. I often use olive oil, canola oil, or even bacon grease that I’ve saved from the pan when cooking bacon.

Pick the oil you like best.

seasonings for oven roasted vegetables

Add Seasoning

You can use any seasonings you’d like to season your vegetables. My favorite and the one I used in the recipe below is the combination of garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper.

It’s my favorite go to seasoning mix.

If you have a favorite combination use whatever you like.

Vegetables ready to roast

Mix Before You Bake

You’ll want to coat your vegetables in the oil and then sprinkle with seasoning. Give them a quick stir to distribute the seasonings well.

oven roasted vegetables ready to go into oven

Roast on a Sheet Pan

Place your coated vegetables on a sheet pan and roast in the oven. No stirring is necessary unless you find some are cooking faster than other.

I like to add my vegetables to half of the sheet pan and then add the meat I’ll be cooking to the other half. Making for an easy dinner.

Once roasted you can sprinkle with shredded cheese to add even more flavor. A sharp cheddar works great. But also Romano or Parmesan is also delicious too.

The finished recipe of easy oven roasted vegetables

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Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables

There is something magical that happens to vegetables when they are roasted in the oven. The tastes sweeten and they become more flavorful too. It a great way to enjoy vegetables even if you don’t love them.
Calories 80kcal
Author Shelly

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of Broccoli washed and cup up
  • 1/2 head of Cauliflower sliced or cut into small chunks
  • 1 large Onion roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of Oil choose the one you like the best
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley dried
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

  • Place your vegetables into a large bowl.
  • Drizzle the oil over the vegetables and stir to coat well.
  • Mix the seasonings together and sprinkle over the vegetables. Stir to distribute them.
  • Spread onto a sheet pan in a single layer.
  • Bake in a 400-degree oven for 35-45 minutes until tender and slightly browned.
  • Sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.4g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 418mg

Oven roasted vegetables ready to serve.

Easy Roasted Vegetables in the Oven

That’ how to make oven roasted vegetables. It’s a simple process but really makes the vegetables tasted great.

It has transformed me from, “I hate those bitter vegetables person”, to a person who loves them. I hope it can help you enjoy vegetables too.

Let me know what you think when you try it.

More Roasted Vegetable Ideas…

Easy Crispy Roasted Potatoes
Oven Roast Frozen Broccoli

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  1. We just discovered roasted sweet potatoes last year and have tried some other combinations too. I really didn’t like sweet potatoes unless they had a bunch of sugary stuff on them. Now when I take them out of the oven after they’ve been roasted, everyone smiles because they know they will taste good. And I like the fact that we can eat the real thing instead of having to cover them in sugar.
    I hadn’t thought of putting the meat on the other side of the pan too. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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