Slow roasting veggies brings out their natural sweetness and subtle flavors. Here are the best ways to enjoy them
Like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower, Romanesco broccoli also delivers similar benefits, so dig in.
Recipe: Roasted Romanesco Broccoli
The bacon cream melts to give the potatoes a rich, salty glaze.
Recipe: Makah Ozette Potatoes with Bacon Cream
The umami flavor of miso plays well with rich-tasting kabocha squash.
Recipe: Miso-Glazed Kabocha Squash
Prosciutto provides the smoky flavor of bacon with a lot less fat.
Recipe: Brussels Sprout and Prosciutto Skewers
Classic ratatouille, typically a side dish, comes front and center as the filling of these inventive tarts.
Recipe: Provençal Tartlets
Think of these roasted squash rounds as tiny pizzas: You bake them and add any topping you like. They tend to go fast at parties.
Recipe: Rooibos Butternut “Pizzettas”
The balsamic vinegar brings a lot to this dish, so use a good-quality one, if possible. The small investment is worth it--a
few drops go a long way.
Recipe: Slow-Roasted Portabellas on Parsley Salad
Though mildly sweet like their carrot cousins, parsnips are starchy, like potatoes. Subbing them for spuds, as in this recipe,
is a good way to expand your winter repertoire.
Recipe: Roasted Parsnips
Kabocha (Japanese winter squash) has deep orange, sweet, smooth flesh that makes a terrific soup―especially when tinged with
Recipe: Curried Roasted Squash Soup
Tender potatoes and carrots need very little fussing over. Simply roast them and toss with thyme and butter for an easy side
Recipe: Oven-Roasted Potatoes and Carrots with Thyme
This sweet potato dish strikes a perfect balance between sweet, tart, and savory. Rather than adding marshmallows for sweetness,
we used apples and maple syrup.
Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Dandelion greens give a bright, appealingly bitter edge to the rich chicken and the sweet beets.
Recipe: Chicken Salad with Roasted Beets and Dandelion Greens
You can make this dish with regular green beans, but long beans look more handsome.
Recipe: Roasted Long Beans with Herb Butter
The skin of delicata squash is tender when roasted and very flavorful, so try it along with the flesh.
Recipe: Roasted Delicata Squash with Honey, Pomegranate Seeds, and Pepitas
Here’s a quick way to cook asparagus with flavorful results. If you’re making roast chicken, you can throw this in the oven
in the last 20 minutes and have both ready at the same time.
Recipe: Roasted Asparagus
The crunchy toasted nuts, stir-fried favas, and curls of parmesan cheese add layers of richness to this dish.
Recipe: Roasted Baby Artichokes with Spring Salsa
Instead of baking cauliflower in a classic cream sauce, we’ve sliced it thinly and roasted it (with very little fat) to get
a nicely toasted flavor–and keep it just shy of 40 calories per serving.
Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower with Capers
Choose red bell peppers with glossy skin, deep color, and firm, thick walls. Roasting the peppers makes this soup sweet, smoky,
Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Give a healthy, classic meat-and-vegetable combo an unexpected Southeast Asian flavor twist.
Recipe: Pork and Charred Brussels Sprouts with Chile Lime Sauce
“This salad is the little sister of the Provençal dish called a grand aioli,” says Amaryll Schwertner, chef-owner of Boulette’s Larder in San Francisco. She omits the seafood of the grand version and
focuses instead on “the colors, flavors, and textures of summer produce.”
Recipe: Late-Summer Vegetables with Aioli
Roasting beets in an aromatic salt crust infuses the kitchen and the beets with the fragrance of flowers and herbs. We've
highlighted them in this simple salad.
Recipe: Salt-Crusted Beets with Avocado, Lavender, and Thyme
Nothing more than good olive oil and crunchy sea salt turn super-simple potatoes into an irresistible side dish.
Recipe: Golden Olive Oil-Roasted Potatoes
Roasted in a very hot oven, the sauce reduces until the panch phoron seeds cling to the chicken and vegetables in chewy nubbins.
Recipe: Bengali Five-Spice Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
Present squash soup right in the squash shell. It’s seasonal, delicious, and you don’t have to wash bowls.
Recipe: Roasted Squash Soup with Sage
The secret ingredient in this dish, inspired by one served by chef Matthew Dillon at the Corson Building in Seattle, is an
easy-to-make Egyptian nut-and-spice blend called dukkah. Add protein-rich chickpeas for a more filling version.
Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower and Shallots with Chard and Dukkah
Slow-roasted eggs and kohlrabi with sweet honey and pungent mustard makes an unusual combination that's an absolute flavor
Recipe: Roasted Kohlrabi and Eggs with Mustard and Honey
Chef Andrew Spurgin uses fresh chestnuts when they’re in season in fall and winter. He cuts them in half and boils them quickly
to soften, then pops the chestnut flesh out of the shell before roasting.
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Bacon
These adorable, edible bowls are the perfect autumn vessel for soup, risotto, or a whole-grain side. Each bowl holds about
a 1/2 cup.
Recipe: Roasted Mini-Pumpkin Bowls
A touch of honey in the dressing brings out the roasted vegetables’ natural sweetness, and their meaty texture satisfies even
the carnivores at the table. For an extra layer of flavor, serve the salad with shaved parmesan or asiago cheese.
Recipe: Roasted Vegetable Salad with Honey Dressing
This Mediterranean-inspired side dish is a surefire crowd-pleaser at a BBQ or potluck.
Recipe: Roasted Potato and Green Bean Salad
Roasting radishes gives them a smooth texture and sweet, earthy flavor similar to that of roasted turnips.
Recipe: Roasted Watermelon Radishes
Instead of a can of nuts, scoop up a handful of these crispy roasted snacks.
Recipe: Roasted Chickpeas with Garam Masala
Turn squash into a sort of Moroccan tagine for fall vegetables. The medley would also make a good vegetarian main course.
Recipe: Roasted Kabocha Squash Bowl with Autumn Vegetables
This beet salad is full of bright colors and flavors, with sweet beets playing off tangy lime and orange.
Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Queso Fresco (Ensalada de Betabel)
This hearty dish makes for a perfect cool-season meal.
Recipe: Roasted Vegetable and Mini Meatball Pappardelle
We replaced the usual rice with pan-roasted sweet potatoes, onions, and poblano chiles, giving this burrito a healthy twist.
Recipe: Salmon Burritos with Chile-Roasted Vegetables
Lacinato kale (often sold as "dinosaur kale" or "Tuscan kale") is a little crisper when roasted than ordinary kale, and its
shape looks prettier on the plate. Flavor-wise, though, regular kale would be just fine to use. Serve the kale on its own
as a snack, or as part of a composed plate with pork chops and spiced pears for a great autumn meal.
Recipe: Roasted Winter Kale