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Perfect Oven Roasted Vegetables | Simple Oven Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Perfect Oven Roasted Vegetables | Simple Oven Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Perfect Oven Roasted Vegetables | Simple Oven Roasted Vegetables Recipe


Any vegetables you like, check the article for tips and ideas.

    Red bell pepper
    Cherry tomatoes


  1. 1. Clean and peel all vegetables
  2. 2. Chop hard vegetables to smaller pieces and soft vegetables to bigger pieces
  3. 3. Place into baking pan or cast iron skillet
  4. 4. Mix with olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary
  5. 5. Bake at 200°C/390°F for 40 minutes
  6. 6. Enjoy!

Perfect Oven Roasted Vegetables | Simple Oven Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Oven roasted vegetables are excellent!

I must admit that I am not a huge fan of eating only vegetables and meat for dinner but, I have a different opinion about roasted vegetables.

I am not sure why but roasting makes vegetables tastier and if you have never tried it before you should try it now even if you are not a huge fan of vegetables.

The recipe is really simple and works with almost any vegetables you have at home. To make roasted vegetables, even more awesome, try always to pick the ones that grow in the same location or the ones that are harvested in the same season like fall or winter vegetables.

oven roasted vegetables
Almost cooked!

Tips for different vegetable combinations

  • My version: potato, red bell pepper, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, parsnip and carrot with salt, pepper, olive oil and rosemary
  • Italian version: tomatoes, onion, zucchini, eggplant, different bell peppers and garlic with salt, pepper, basil, marjoram, and thyme
  • Mexican version: beans, mixed bell peppers, chili peppers, corn, green beans and onion with lime, cilantro, and cayenne
  • Fall version: 3 different colors of carrots, pumpkin, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower with salt, pepper, and lard
  • Winter version: broad beans, garlic, onion, winter squash and potatoes with salt, pepper, thyme, and butter

At first, you will need to clean and prepare all the vegetables. You will usually want to peel off the skin from most of the harder vegetables and wash plus remove the stem from softer vegetables.

oven roasted vegetables

Hard and soft vegetables

You may ask, what are hard and soft vegetables?

Hard vegetables are the ones that take a longer time to cook, so you want to cut them into smaller pieces while soft vegetables are cooked pretty quickly so may leave them as they are, like cherry tomatoes, or chop them into bigger pieces. Here are some hard and soft vegetables:

Hard vegetables: potatoes, carrots, parsnip, celeriac, pumpkin, beans and others Soft vegetables: tomatoes, onion, different peppers, zucchini, eggplant and other

When your vegetables are cleaned and chopped you will just need to season them. After that just mix them with some fat, usually with olive oil which works best and place them in a baking pan or cast iron skillet.

Your vegetables are ready for roasting. I prefer to bake them at 200°C/390°C for about 30-40 minutes or until they look done. But you can also lower the temperature and increase the time. I have found out that longer time is usually better for the vegetables as they will release more flavor and they are softer compared to short and intense baking time.

Now just enjoy your roasted vegetables with anything you like. I usually serve them with skirt steak or salmon. By the way, if you don't want to eat them with meat you can add cheese on top of them for last 10 minutes, or you can eat them as is. Enjoy!