Do you want to know how to make vegetables taste good? Make this recipe for Oven Roasted Vegetables and get ready to experience an incredible taste transformation.
How can you resist the crispy exterior of oven-roasted vegetables with a creamy soft interior?
The truth is that roasting any vegetable to the point of caramelization is what creates that irresistible sweetness.
The same is true for this Mediterranean Vegetable Bake. Layers of tomato, potatoes and Romano cheese are oven-baked to perfection.
It truly is hard to resist oven-baked vegetables when grilled to perfection. Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, shallots, and garlic are all good vegetables to roast together.
Let’s take a look at how to roast vegetables so that you can convert picky eaters into vegetable lovers. You won’t believe how easy this is!
- Brussels Sprouts. One of the best veggies to roast in the oven.
- Mushrooms. I like to use Mini Bella mushrooms aka Italian mushrooms or brown mushrooms
- Shallots. Milder and sweeter than the average onion.
- Garlic. Use as little or as much as you prefer.
- Olive oil. The use of extra virgin olive oil will make a difference.
- Thyme. This is a personal favorite with vegetables; feel free to use any other herb available to you.
- Salt and pepper. Always to taste… remember to use salt in moderation… your heart will thank you 🙂
As far as kitchen accessories are concerned, you will need a sharp knife, a cutting board, and a large sheet pan. Parchment paper is optional.
The first thing we are going to do is rinse the Brussels sprouts. Then, simply trim about ¼ inch from the bottom and remove the outer leaves (these are great to make a vegetable stock with).
Cut the Brussels sprouts in half or quarters if they are a bit larger. Remember, the smaller they are cut the more surface area to caramelize.
Next, let’s prep the mushrooms, by cutting in quarters or sixths.
Once again, the overall size will determine how we cut them.
As you can see in the picture below, I like to slice my shallots.
If you prefer, you can cut them in quarters.
Finally, let’s get the garlic cleaned up. Depending on the size, I will sometimes use a whole head of garlic.
I like to mince my garlic when I make this oven-roasted veggies recipe. If you prefer, you can also slice them thinly.
Once all of the vegetables are prepped, toss them together and combine with olive oil, salt, pepper, and herbs. Please note that this recipe yields a huge amount.
Next, spread the prepped vegetables out on a large sheet pan. Alternatively, you can combine the olive oil, herbs, and spices directly on the sheet pan.
A few notes:
- Although the use of parchment paper makes clean up a lot easier, for maximum crispiness, roast the vegetables directly on the sheet pan.
- Use two sheet pans to spread out the vegetables. This facilitates crispy vegetables.
- Mushrooms release a lot of moisture. Make sure to adjust the total roasting time.
Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).
Roast the vegetables for about 35-45 minutes or until you can easily pierce them with a knife.
The total time will vary based on the size you cut your vegetables.
Stir them around a couple of times while they are roasting.
Start testing for doneness at around 35 minutes. When ready, increase the heat to 400°F (200°C) for about 10-15 minutes and notice the caramelization of the vegetables.
A few squirts of lemon juice and you are ready to serve your sheet pan roasted vegetables!
Look at those carmelized oven-roasted mushrooms!
Tips, Tricks, and Recipe Notes:
- Use a large enough pan to spread the vegetables in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the pan. If necessary, use a second sheet pan.
- Increase the surface area of the vegetables by cutting them in half or quarters. The larger the area exposed to the heat, the greater the opportunity to provide maximum flavor.
- Stir the vegetables a few times while they are in the oven to allow the vegetables to caramelize evenly.
- The total roasting time can vary as this will depend on the size of the cut-up vegetables. It is important to taste and adjust accordingly.
- The use of parchment paper is optional and will make the cleanup easier. Feel free to roast the vegetables directly on the sheet pan for maximum crispiness.
- The leftovers are great with pasta.
Can the recipe be reduced? Yes, the recipe can easily be halved.
Healthy Vegetable Recipes we love:
- Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
- Baked Zucchini Sticks
- Oven Roasted Garlic Potatoes
- Garlic Brussels Sprouts
- Oven Roasted Broccoli
- Roasted Radishes
- Sauteed Escarole
I have been a fan of roasting vegetables ever since I learned about the process of caramelization in a food chemistry class way back when I was in university completing my dietetics degree.
As you probably know, caramelization is the process of browning sugar with high heat. When we apply this process to the natural sugars found in vegetables, not only does this create a brown color and a crispy exterior, but it also creates that desirable sweet and nutty flavor.
If you are a fan of healthy vegetable side dishes, you are going to love this recipe.
You now have the best-roasted vegetable recipe to complement any meal as it is the perfect side dish.
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Oven Roasted Vegetables
- 2 pounds brussels sprouts 908 grams, rinsed, halved or quartered
- 24 ounces mushrooms 680 grams, halved or quartered
- ½ pound shallots about 6 medium, sliced
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- ⅓ cup olive oil extra virgin
- 3-4 sprigs thyme fresh
- salt and pepper to taste
- lemon wedges
- Position oven rack to lower third in the oven. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C.
- Optional: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix all the vegetables together with olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs.
- Place sheet pan in the oven for about 35-45 minutes. Then, increase heat to 400°F (200°C) for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are caramelized.
- Stir the vegetables a couple of times as they are roasting.
- Remove from oven and adjust seasonings.
- Optional: squirt with fresh lemon juice over the top.
- Place on serving platter and garnish with fresh herbs and lemon wedges.
- Use a large enough pan in order to spread the vegetables in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the pan.If necessary, use a second sheet pan.
- Increase the surface area of the vegetables by cutting them in half or quarters. The bigger the area exposed to the heat, the greater the opportunity to provide maximum flavor.
- Stir the vegetables a few times while they are in the oven to allow to the vegetables to caramelize evenly.
- The total roasting time can vary as this will depend on the size of the cut up vegetables. It is important to taste and adjust accordingly.
- The use of parchment paper is optional and will make the cleanup easier. Feel free to roast the vegetables directly on the pan for maximum crispiness.