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Oven Roasted Vegetables

A combination of brightly colored roasted vegetables, crisped to perfection! Both gluten free and Paleo friendly! 

A combination of brightly colored roasted vegetables, crisped to perfection! Both gluten free and Paleo friendly!


My strength is not side dishes.  But this glorious side dish, I could chew on forever.

I have mentioned time and time again that dinner time at my house is rather chaotic.  I usually pick up munchkin around 5:45 from daycare or the in-laws after a long day at the office.  We come home at around 6pm and then I have about 2.5 hours before it’s her bedtime to chill out with her, feed her, make some dinner, catch-up on dishes, catch-up on laundry…

 Side Note: Does anyone feel like laundry is taking over their lives?!? I folded 4 baskets of laundry yesterday and was excited to put it away today and not have to deal with laundry…and then this morning I found that my husband lovingly brought down another huge bin of our dirty laundry.  There are THREE of us!  I sometimes feel like my entire life is finding lost socks and folding shirts.  If anyone is available for hire to take over my laundry duties please contact me at drowninginlaundry.com.

Annnnywho… life gets hectic for all of us.  I know I am not a lone ranger here.  However, returning to the kitchen and making meals for the family is part of my crazy day that I actually enjoy.  Regardless of how much I enjoy cooking, there is always a little munchkin running circles around me begging me to come play with her.  Considering how little time I actually do get with her, those moments are super important to me.

A combination of brightly colored roasted vegetables, crisped to perfection! Both gluten free and Paleo friendly!

SOOO.  I came up with really easy, time friendly and oven friendly recipes for myself on those weeks when the weekends offered to many other fun options and cooking was left until Monday night weeknights.  Plus my favorite part about this is that it’s super healthy and does not leave me feeling guilty or overly full before my late night workouts.  It does not hurt that it’s also full of vitamins and nutrients that help my muscles get lean!

On a very cold winter evening, the munchkin and I ran into the house, our winter hats cloaked in freshly fallen snow and our noses kissed with frost.  It was snowing, hard and not letting up any time soon.  And as I unbundled the munchkin and myself, I realized I completely forgot about a vegetable for tonight.

One look out the kitchen window and I knew that a trip out into the cold and snowy night was out of the question.  I opened the freezer secretly hoping to find my giant stash of Costco Organic Broccoli.

“Shit” I said outloud, realizing that my hubs decided to clear out our freezer.  Damn his cleanliness!

“Sheeeeeeeeeet”, repeated the munchkin.  Great.  It happened.  My child was turning into the truck driver mouth that I was.  Hopefully it won’t stick.

I rummaged through my vegetable drawer and found some really pretty carrots, 2 parsnips, a turnip and a few parsley roots; all leftovers from a private chef gig I did that weekend.  Oven roasted vegetables never hurt anyone right?

The rest, kind of ended up being a sweet and savory success story.  I roughly chopped up my veggies.  Added garlic, salt, pepper and copious amounts of really great olive oil.  Tossed it all together and into the oven it went.

I had no idea where I was going with this, but I figured when in doubt, roast it out, at the very least we would have some really pretty looking carrots.

A combination of brightly colored roasted vegetables, crisped to perfection! Both gluten free and Paleo friendly!

Unfortunately, this picture above does the veggies no justice.  They were unbelievably sweet, caramalized and so very tasty.  I stood over the pan and nibbled on the crunchy bits, not even noticing the hubs walking into the house.  He stood next to me and munched right alongside with me, silently…all the meanwhile the munchkin danced gleefully singing a song entirely comprised of the word, “sheeeeeeet”.

I take my wins where I can.  And these oven roasted vegetables were a huge win.

Weeknight success.

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A combination of brightly colored root vegetables, roasted to perfection! Both gluten free and Paleo friendly!

Oven Roasted Root Veggies

  • Author: Mila Furman
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A gluten free and Paleo friendly combination of brightly colored root vegetables, roasted to perfection! Ideal for a quick addition to the weeknight meal.


  • 3 large carrots (If you can find the multicolored ones, they look so much prettier)
  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 turnup
  • 3 medium parsley roots
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut up all the vegetables into large chunks.
  3. Place onto sheet pan and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Toss the vegetables ten minutes into cooking time so they all caramelize evenly.


Please note, I have a convection oven so times may need to be adjusted.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American Rustic


Want more weeknight wins?

Try my Rosemary Roasted Mushrooms

This recipe is the perfect last minute side dish! Go from prep to dinner in 20 minutes! And as a bonus it can be turned into a luscious sauce with just a few easy tips.



How about some Lemon Infused Cous Cous Pearls

Lemon Infused Pearl Cous Cous from the Girl and the Kitchen


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  1. Oh, I just love your roasted root veggies, Mila, and those mushrooms look divine! (and the pic is fabulous). I often fill a tray with veggies and roast them and call it dinner. Such a healthy, easy way to get dinner on the table and get family members eating parsnips and other veggies where they normally would turn their noses up.
    Roasted garlic is from the gods! Lovely post 🙂

    1. Thank you for ALL your warm comments!! And yes…roasted garlic is from the gods! I think it is sometimes forgotten that simplicity is really the best way to get the best tasting results!

  2. Hi, Mila! One of mine and the hubs’ very favourite meals is roasted veggies (I usually roast sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, carrots and cherry tomatoes at the end) with baked salmon. I don’t add any herbs or anything and it’s just delish!
    I like that you added parsnips to yours … roasted parsnips are like a little piece of heaven!

  3. Ooo… Iove roasted root vegetables! And the best part is, they don’t need a lot of stuff on them – a little olive oil, s&p, fantastic! This would be a great side with your Chicken Vesuvio!

  4. I could eat this every night. I love oven roasted veggies especially root vegetables as there are so many different kids to try with so many different flavors. and you made vegetables look so darn appetizing so thats even more incredible!

  5. These look fantastic! I love roasting veggies and always throw in a few red onions for sweetness and because I love eating onions roasted in sandwiches and in salads. And yes there is way too much laundry, especially during colder months!

  6. “Sheeeet”…..but I bet it was hard not to laugh. 😉 roasted veggies are the best – with some of them, I feel like I never really “tasted” them until I had them roasted…I could eat this beautiful dish every day!

  7. These are the perfect vegetables to roast! Love the recipe! Pinning to try it, since I’m not so good with side dishes!

  8. This post makes me smile…
    As much as we love roasted vegetables, I find myself putting together the same veggies every time.. This post makes me pledge (to myself) to look to things I usually pass by… I can use the ‘old man’ card and just move on but, I HAVE to pick up the great veggies I have been passing by..
    Thank you for kick starting me into a new habit for 2017… :O)

    1. Awwww Ross, what a wonderful thing to say 🙂 So glad that this was inspiring to you! Hope the New Year treats you kindly.

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