Smoky Maple Root Veggies will put a smile on your face. Roasting vegetables makes them more scrumptious. Adding maple syrup makes them amazing.
Smoky Maple Root Veggies burst with flavor
These somewhat sweet Smoky Roasted Root Veggies are an excellent addition to any meal. They are simple to make and take 15-20 minutes to prepare. Then you pop them in the oven for 40 minutes. Everyone who eats them says, "Mmmmmmm!"
You can use just about any vegetables to create delicious roasted veggies, but when it's cold outside, you just can't beat root vegetables. They are filling, delectable, and readily available in the fall and winter months. Adding a little maple syrup to them really jazzes up the savory taste.
I modeled this recipe after Robin Robertson's Maple-Baked Root Vegetables found in Vegan Planet. I have to just say it. I love Robin's recipes. I have several of her cookbooks and I haven't had a failed recipe from them yet! Her slow cooker recipes are the best I've tried.
What You Need
You will need a knife, vegetable peeler, bowl, measuring cups and a baking sheet. Save yourself some clean up time and use parchment paper. Whatever you buy, be sure to buy the best. Don't skimp on your kitchen tools. You're going to have them for a lifetime.
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Smoky Maple Root Veggies Recipe
- 4 medium carrots peeled and cut into one-inch pieces
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon thyme dried or 1 tablespoon fresh
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 4 medium parsnips peeled and cut into one-inch pieces
- 2 small red onions quartered
- 1 large rutabaga peeled and cut into one-inch chunks
- 2 small turnips peeled and cut into one-inch chunks
- 1 large sweet potato peeled and cut into one-inch pieces
- Preheat oven to 450F degrees.
- Put the olive oil, maple syrup, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper in a small, deep bowl.
- Heat the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds and whisk to combine.
- Combine all the veggies in a large bowl and pour the syrup mixture over them.
- Stir the vegetables and make sure all the veggies are equally coated with the syrup.
- For easy clean-up, cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray the foil with baking spray or spread a little olive oil over it.
- Put the veggie mixture on the oiled baking sheet and bake at 450F degrees for about 40 minutes, stirring gently every 15 to 20 minutes.
- The vegetables will be nicely browned and tender when done.
- Serve the veggies hot or at room temperature. Or add them to soups, stews and other recipes for enhanced flavor.