Sticky Notes - What's in Season? Roasted Vegetables

What's in Season? Roasted Vegetables

January 12, 2022 by Emily Moore

PRODUCE some SPUD-tacular empty plates at your house. In Season Now: Winter Veggies – Perfect for Roasting!

We’re told that kids should eat about 3-5 servings of vegetables every day. But there’s only so many carrot sticks a kid will eat, even with dip, amirite?

So, how are we going to get kids excited about all those vegetables? Roasting! Roasting brings out the natural sweetness in vegetables, and kids – and adults – love them. Kids can participate by choosing the vegetables, cutting them up, and tossing them in oil. Below are approximate roasting times.

Winter Vegetable Roasting Times (based on approx. 1-inch chunks)

Try your hand at roasting with our Radical Ranch Hand-Smashed Roasted Garlic Potatoes + Parmesan Green Bean Fries + Dual Dipping Sauces + Limon Sparkling Sodas with your family!

Some of our other favorite kid-pleasing recipes are Roasted Broccoli, and Roasted Carrots, or Food 52's recipe for Crisp & Tender Roasted Root Vegetables (see photo below) is out of this world! Follow the tips below for success every time.

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Tips for Roasting Vegetables
  • Use a metal pan with a rim (not too high a rim – high rims trap steam!).
  • Pre-heat oven + pan to at least 400°F. 
  • Choose veggies with similar cooking times (see chart at right).
  • Cut everything into uniform sizes.
  • Oil generously! Use enough oil to make each vegetable shine.
  • Season generously with salt. 
  • Don’t crowd your veggies!
Bump Up the Flavor

Take your veggies to other flavor dimensions with one of these moves:  ​​​​​​​

  • Season the vegetables before or after roasting. (Curry powder, garlic powder, taco seasoning, or dried or fresh herbs are all great additions).
  • Sprinkle in a little shredded Parmesan cheese during the last few minutes of roasting.
  • Toss roasted veggies with fresh lemon juice, vinaigrette, or pesto.

​​​​​​​Leftovers keep (in your fridge) for several days… but I’ll bet you there won’t be any!

Looking for a fun way to keep the kids occupied during the cold winter months?

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