- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Roasted Parsnips
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Butternut Squash
- Roasted Cauliflower
- Roasted Garlic
- Garlic Butter Mushrooms
- Whole Roasted Cabbage
- Roasted Beets
- Garlic Smashed Potatoes
- Perfect Oven-Roasted Carrots
- Roasted Vegetables
- Delicata Squash
- Roasted Broccolini
- Balsamic Glazed Roasted Cauliflower
- Roasted Turnips
- Kabocha Squash
- Roasted Baby Carrots
- Acorn Squash
- Patty Pan Squash
- Baked Zucchini
- Roasted Artichokes
- Roasted Tomatoes
- Perfect Asparagus
No matter how confident you are in the kitchen, take it from the experts: It’s always good to have a guide, something you can reference whether you’re making a low-key weeknight dinner or something for a special occasion. For roasting vegetables, THIS is that guide. We’ve collected our top 25 roasted vegetable recipes so you’ll never have to wonder, “was it 400° or 425°?” or “does this need to be peeled?” ever again. Serve them as simple sides, or use them as stepping stones for more elaborate dishes.
Our current food system means you can find almost any vegetable you desire all year-round; however, not only does produce in season taste better, we kind of like feeling the seasons changing both by the weather outside and by what vegetables we turn to in our kitchens. When it’s cold out, root vegetables, like parsnips, turnips, and sweet potatoes, and squash, like butternut, acorn, or kabocha, reign supreme. Beets, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage are also lovely for roasting in the cooler months. Be warned: These heartier vegetables do take a bit longer in the oven, so prepare ahead.
As the weather starts to get warmer, we look forward to swapping out those winter vegetables for more delicate ones, like asparagus, artichokes, tomatoes, and zucchini. These bake much faster, which is great for when you’re craving a little crispy char but don’t want to have the oven on for too long. Garlic, potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower are largely available year-round, so we’re roasting them whenever the craving strikes.
Want more vegetable inspiration? Check out our top vegetable side dishes, our favorite vegan recipes, and our best vegetable soups too.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen: They’re amazing boiled, baked, sautéed, and fried (we love you, sweet potato fries). One of the easiest and most useful ways to cook sweet potatoes is to roast them. For perfect roasted sweet potatoes every time, abide by our simple rules.
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Roasted Red Potatoes
The tricks to roasting these potatoes are cooking at a high temp, making sure they’re cut side down, and taking extra care to not overcrowd your pan. If this sounds like a lot, do it ahead of time! Simply give’em a few minutes in the oven day-of to get them hot and crispy again.
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Looking for a simple side dish to make this Thanksgiving? Parsnips don’t get nearly the attention they deserve, but that ends now. Roasting them makes them slightly sweet and perfectly tender for a quick side dish you might just love more than the holiday turkey or ham.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts
One of the best ways to prepare Brussels sprouts is to roast them. It’s super-easy: Toss the sprouts in a little olive oil, spread them on a baking sheet, and throw them in the oven to hang out for 30 minutes. The oven’s high dry heat will bring out all those delicious nutty flavors, rendering the sprouts soft and tender in the middle and leaving the outer leaves crispy and delicious.
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Roasted Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is a fall staple. The deep orange squash is very versatile and works well as roasted butternut squash soup, as a bacon butternut squash side, or is pretty perfect on its own, simply roasted with olive oil, salt, and pepper (hot tip: get your oven SUPER-hot for best results).
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Cauliflower is one of our favorites to roast because, flavor-wise, it’s very much a blank canvas. You can keep it simple with just salt and pepper or go nuts with a custom spice blend. Our recipe adds just a touch of color and zesty flavor with Old Bay seasoning, but feel free to get creative.
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Insanely creamy and with a punch of umami that will instantly upgrade any meal, you can add roasted garlic to almost anything savory—fall soups, mashed potatoes, salad dressings, hummus… Or you can simply spread some on toast, like the most flavorful butter EVER.
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Garlic Butter Mushrooms
These are INSANELY delicious! If you can’t find cremini mushrooms, look for baby bellas or button mushrooms—they’re essentially the same thing and will work just as well here.
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Whole Roasted Cabbage
This gorgeous, whole-roasted stunner is the perfect holiday substitute for vegetarians. It’s savory, sweet, and salty on the outside and super-tender on the inside. Topped with lots of silky mushroom gravy, we doubt anyone at your table will be missing meat.
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Not only are beets naturally gorgeous, they’re also full of the good stuff like potassium, iron, and fiber. They couldn’t be easier to prepare. Though they take longer to cook in the oven than most vegetables, there’s almost no prep, which leaves you with more time to work on getting the rest of dinner ready.
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Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Unlike mashed potatoes where you’re going for a creamy consistency, smashed potatoes get tossed with some olive oil and herbs, then smashed into thin patties and roasted until crispy. This recipe is all about the technique, but the flavor profile is infinitely adaptable. You can top them with bacon and cheddar, ranch seasoning, or even BRIE.
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Perfect Oven-Roasted Carrots
This simple recipe is the most versatile side dish, and it’s impossible to mess up. Toss carrots with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and spread in an even layer on a large sheet tray. (Feel free to throw in any of your favorite herbs or spices as well!)
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The dried cranberries and balsamic vinegar add some sweetness and tartness, while the pecans add an extra crunch to these holiday-worthy roasted vegetables. We use Brussels sprouts and carrots, but feel free to add extra vegetables or swap in some of your favorites.
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Delicata squash is a winter squash that doesn’t get enough attention. Its small size makes it much easier to handle than other squashes, like butternut or pumpkin, and it cooks much faster. When roasted, the squash gets creamy and sweet, and we can’t get over how cute the flower-shaped slices are.
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Roasting vegetables makes them the best version of themselves, and roasted broccolini is no exception. Abide by our top tips for the best broccolini ever—clean your stalks, don’t overcrowd the baking sheet, and use a HOT (425°) oven.
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Balsamic Glazed Roasted Cauliflower
A whole roasted cauliflower makes for a fantastic vegetarian main dish. This one is roasted around extra veggies and has a slightly sweet balsamic glaze over it. It’s easy to throw together and will leave you feeling full, not heavy. Win!
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Turnips, much like radishes and parsnips, turn irresistibly sweet when roasted. This recipe is for purple-top turnips, which tend to be larger and thicker-skinned than smaller Japanese varieties. If your turnips are small and sweet, you can forgo peeling off the skin and leave them in larger pieces if you like.
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Kabocha squash is an unsung hero of the autumn harvest. Sure, people love apples, pumpkin, and butternut squash, but kabocha has a more complex, nutty flavor than its gourd cousins. This makes it a perfect match for the caramelized umami-sweet flavor of the deceptively simple maple-soy brown butter here.
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Roasted Baby Carrots
Sweet baby carrots are the perfect match for this tangy balsamic glaze. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, but easy enough for a weeknight dinner, this recipe is endlessly riffable and guaranteed to deliver crisp-tender carrots every time. Be sure to give your veggies plenty of room on your baking sheet for maximum caramelization.
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Acorn squash can be dressed up either savory or sweet and served as individual halves for the cutest presentation. After roasting, the skin on the squash will be soft and edible, so there’s no need to worry about peeling it first (but if you’re not a fan, the flesh separates easily from the skin after roasting too).
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Patty Pan Squash
Patty Pan squash might just be the cutest summer squash of them all (sorry, zucchini). We tossed ours in a little olive oil, garlic, and thyme for a classic approach, but feel free to add any of your favorite seasonings.
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When it comes to roasted veggies, zucchini is one of our favorites. First of all, it’s FAST! (No shade, roasted beets.) Secondly, it’s versatile! Feel free to swap in your favorite spices and herbs or keep it simple with salt and pepper.
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After roasting, the exterior petals can be pulled off, and you can use your teeth to scrape out the delicious, tender insides. We think our simple recipe for Old Bay mayo really complements the artichoke’s lemon-herbal flavor profile, but feel free to swap in everything from tahini sauce to ketchup if you prefer.
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These ultra-juicy roasted cherry tomatoes create their own sauce as they roast, an irresistible mixture of tomato juice and olive oil that’s every bit as good as the *actual* tomatoes. Don’t waste a drop—toss the entire tray into some freshly boiled pasta, spoon them over ricotta toasts for an A+ appetizer, or eat them straight up because they’re sweet and delicious. 😋
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There are many ways you can cook asparagus, but roasting is our absolute favorite. When the stalks darken and crisp, they’re not burning, they’re developing more flavor. And for thicker stalks, roasting makes a perfectly tender interior that seriously can’t be beat.
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