Getting your family to eat vegetables can be a tough task, especially when it comes to the younger ones. Fortunately, it’s possible to make vegetables taste a lot better by roasting them and giving them a nice flavor.
The following list of roasted vegetable recipes will give you ideas for the next time you need to get your family to enjoy healthy food without bribing them with desserts.
1. Oven-Roasted Summer Vegetables
This delicious mixed vegetable roast will go well with rice or meat, or both if you want! You’ll use tomatoes, onions, zucchini, peppers, and mushrooms, so your meal will be packed with delicious goodness.
Herbs and spices like paprika and coarse sea salt will ensure that every vegetable included tastes as good as possible. You will also add coriander and mustard seed for extra flavor. It will take a bit of work to make these roasted veggies, but once your family starts digging in, you’ll see it’s absolutely worth the blending, seasoning, and roasting.
2. Air Fryer Roasted Carrots and Potatoes
Just because you’re roasting vegetables doesn’t mean you have to drown them in oil. Air fryers are all the craze and it seems everyone loves preparing food in them. You don’t have to miss out, roast all the veggies you want in your air fryer!
This dish is great with a savory and warm main dish. It’s relatively easy to prepare and will taste really good too. All you’ll need is baby carrots and red or yellow potatoes (keep their skins on!). Paprika, garlic powder, and a few other basic herbs and spices will be enough to give the veggies lots of flavors.
3. Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan, Garlic, and Herbs
Potatoes are a staple in most homes, so you won’t have a hard time finding the right ones to make this yummy dish. You can roast them in the oven and give your family a meal packed with taste and nutrition.
To add something special to the roasted potatoes and really take their taste to the next level, you’ll serve them with garlic and herbs. You’ll only need rosemary, parsley, garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and – obviously – red potatoes. Serve the veggies with your favorite pasta or well-cooked rice.
4. Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Zucchini, Squash, and Tomatoes
Zucchini isn’t really popular amongst those who avoid vegetables in general, but after trying this dish, they might just become fans. It consists of zucchini, tomatoes, squash, parmesan cheese, and herbs. You can serve it with almost anything too, from fried fish to a meaty pie.
It won’t take a lot of effort to prepare this meal and it will taste really good too. Herbs you’ll be using include oregano, basil, paprika, cumin, parsley, chili powder, and thyme. It’s a good-looking meal as well, for those who care about presentation as much as taste.
5. Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic and Herbs
If you’re looking for a roasted vegetable dish that is as delicious as it is healthy, you’ll love this one. You get a slightly nutty and sweet flavor with a creamy texture that will pleasantly surprise even the most avid butternut squash hater.
You’ll have to peel and slice the butternut squash and also remove the seeds and stringy flesh. You’ll need thyme, rosemary, sage, and olive oil to season the squash properly. If cutting and dicing aren’t for you, it’s okay to use pre-cut butternut squash, but don’t use the frozen kind – it won’t roast as well.
6. Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cabbage Wedges
This recipe gives the cabbage a different flavor that is exciting and delicious and will be very popular at family meals or as a side dish for your next BBQ. You’ll need Thai-style sweet chili sauce, but you can use any of your favorite chili sauces if you prefer them.
Sriracha sauce (only two teaspoons) will also kick things up a bit. You’ll mix it with the chili sauce and brush it over the cabbage (which has to be cut into wedges) before roasting.
7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasting brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar and honey is a brilliant idea and once you try this recipe you’ll agree wholeheartedly. Brussels sprouts have only one way to be prepared and roasting is the way to go, and when you add honey and balsamic vinegar, it just takes it to the next level.
The brussels sprouts will have a slightly nutty and rich flavor with a hint of sweetness. As long as you don’t roast them too long, they’ll be delicious and not too soft or mushy. You can serve them with other stirfry veggies and noodles or rice.
8. Honey Roasted Carrots
Carrots aren’t the most versatile vegetables, but when you roast them, they get a fresh and refreshing taste. This recipe also results in the carrots having a hint of honey along with vinegar that creates a nice balance of sweet and sour.
These carrots serve as a really good side dish for many other meals but could easily steal the limelight. Preparing these carrots is fairly easy and you can use precut carrots if you don’t want to bother with peeling and chopping. If you and your family aren’t fans of honey with carrots, you can remove it and still have delicious vegetables.
9. Roasted Romanesco
Romanesco broccoli is a very underappreciated vegetable and tastes delicious when roasted with the right spices and herbs. Don’t worry though, you don’t need anything fancy; black pepper, garlic powder, salt, and paprika will be good enough. You will have to cut the Romanesco into smaller pieces, though, so there is minimal effort necessary.
You won’t need a lot of time to prepare this dish — only about 15 to 20 minutes of roasting is necessary. If you want to add extra flavor, you can add a few drops of balsamic vinegar once the veggies are done roasting.
10. Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables
This is a more diverse roasted veggies recipe and you’ll need zucchinis, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, and onions to make it as good as it should. Thanks to the ingredients you’ll use here, the veggies will have a nice sweet and smoky taste.
You can serve these vegetables with rice or noodles as the main dish, or as a yummy side dish. Spices and herbs like dried rosemary, bay leaves, oregano, garlic, thyme, and some lemon juice and zest is all you’ll really need to make the veggies taste amazing.
11. Garlic Roasted Cabbage
Cabbage can be pretty boring and unappetizing as a vegetable, but when you roast it the way this recipe suggests, you’ll love it and make a lot more in the future. You’ll use garlic to really flavor the cabbage and bring out all the potential this normally bland vegetable has to offer.
The cabbage will be roasted in a preheated oven until it’s softened, which should take no longer than 20 minutes. Once done, you can serve the cabbage with your favorite comfort food like baked potatoes, meat, and rice, or just about anything else you feel like.
12. Roasted Radishes
When you think about delicious roasted vegetables, radishes don’t really come to mind. However, this underappreciated vegetable can taste really great if roasted with some olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
The radishes, which have to be cut in quarters, have to be roasted in a mixture of olive oil and thyme before you sprinkle it with salt and pepper to taste. The lemon juice will be drizzled once the veggies are ready. If you’ve never thought about radishes as tasty, try this dish and think again!
13. Roasted Autumn Root Vegetables
Root vegetables taste fantastic when you roast them and autumn root vegetables are especially good when roasted. For this dish, you’ll need beets, potatoes, rutabaga, parsnips, turnips, and Italian seasoning.
In addition to the veggies, salt, pepper, and seasoning, you’ll also add flavor to the veggies with vegetable broth, balsamic vinegar, and crumbled goat cheese. Due to the toughness of the veggies, you’ll spend some time roasting them to perfection, but it will be worth every minute spent on them. Serve with beef or mutton and enjoy it with your family!
14. Beets, the Roasted Way
Beets are typically enjoyed cooked and pickled, but many people love to enjoy this vegetable as peeled and roasted cubes. You don’t do a lot of seasoning or effort to make beets taste good as a roasted veggie option. Sea salt and dried thyme leaves are all you’ll need.
Just make sure that you roast the beets until they’re completely tender, which will take between 10 and 20 minutes. You can serve them as a yummy side dish regardless of what your main dish is.
15. Easy Roasted Cabbage
Here is another roasted cabbage recipe to make sure the world enjoys the deliciousness it has to offer. For this, you’ll need one cabbage head that has been sliced into one-inch pieces.
You’ll need olive oil for the roasting and only salt and ground black pepper. That’s it! The reason the name of this recipe is ‘easy roasted cabbage’ makes sense now, right? If you’re ever in a pinch for some roasted vegetables or a quick side dish, cabbage is a good option. It will take under an hour to be roasted until it’s perfect.
16. Roasted Cabbage Wedges
Yes, this is another cabbage recipe. We just can’t get enough of this simple yet delicious vegetable! With this recipe, you’ll enjoy cabbage that has a nutty, sweet flavor. It’s quite a unique taste and you won’t get it from any of the other ways of preparing cabbage.
The caraway seeds truly take this recipe to the next level. You won’t have to spend a lot of time preparing the cabbage, only about 30 minutes. Serve this cabbage with pot roast or corned beef and you’ll have a meal fit for a king.
17. Roasted Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi is also known as a German turnip and is a biennial vegetable and cultivar of wild cabbage. It is of the same species as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. It tastes fantastic when roasted with parmesan cheese and garlic.
You’ll roast the kohlrabi in a prepared oven after cutting it into thick slices that will be easy to munch on. Use high-quality olive oil to coat the veggies and roast until deliciously brown. Once you’ve removed it from the oven, you can sprinkle the cheese over to kick it up a notch.
18. Roasted Bok Choy
If you need a really quick roasted vegetable that won’t taste like it’s been whipped up in a flash, you’ll absolutely love this recipe. To make it even better, you can add tofu, rice, and beans. That way, you have a complete meal in a jiffy!
You’ll need about two pounds of bok choy that have been halved, as well as olive oil, liquid amino acid, and fresh ginger. Curry powder, garlic, and dried basil are some of the other ingredients you’ll need to make the bok choy taste fantastic.