These oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Parsnips are the homespun, seasonal side dish you need in your life! The mix of carrots, onions, garlic, herbs, and seasoned salt adds a ton of flavor to these crispy caramelized root veggies.
Hearty Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Are you looking for a comforting, rustic side dish that’s super easy? Then, you’ve found it! Made with nourishing sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips, this simple medley of root veggies turns into a nice blend of sweet, roasted texture and taste with only a few minutes of prep time and a simple sheet pan baking method. That’s right, in this recipe, your oven does practically all the work! Each bite-sized chunk of veggie goodness turns into a fork-tender, caramelized piece of perfection. All you need are a hot oven, some simple seasonings, and a sheet pan.
Why You Should Make These Roasted Vegetables
- Quick & Easy: The recipe requires minimal prep time. With some simple seasonings and a sheet pan, you can easily make this delicious side dish.
- Nutritious: Made with sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips, this dish is not only tasty but also packed with essential nutrients.
- Adaptable: You can easily tweak the seasonings or mix in different root veggies according to your preferences and needs.
- Tasty: Vegetables have never tasted so good, honest! The hot oven ensures the vegetables are tender, crispy, and caramelized to perfection.
- Sweet Potatoes: The sweet potatoes should be cut into 1-inch cubes.
- Onions: Cut your onions into wedges. Any type of onion will do: sweet, white, red, or yellow.
- Carrots and Parsnips: Like the sweet potatoes, cut your carrots and parsnips into 1-inch chunks.
- Garlic: Minced fresh garlic has the brightest, boldest flavor, but garlic powder or garlic from a jar is also fine!
- Olive Oil: Roasted veggies are extra-crispy and caramelized when tossed with oil before baking.
- Italian Seasoning: Pre-blended Italian seasoning is an easy way to add tons of flavor to the veggies. Feel free to change it up and use whatever seasonings you like, though—this recipe is very flexible!
- Seasoned Salt: You can substitute regular salt, if you prefer.
How To Roast Sweet Potatoes And Vegetables
If you’re already familiar with making roasted veggies, then you already know how easy this is! All you have to do is coat the vegetables with oil and seasonings and pop them in the oven.
- Prep the Pan and Preheat the Oven. Before you start, make sure your oven is preheating to 450˚F. A good, hot oven produces the best roast vegetables. Next, line a large sheet pan (a 15×10 jelly roll pan works perfectly) with parchment paper or foil, and set it aside.
- Season the Vegetables. In a large mixing bowl, toss the cubed sweet potatoes, onion wedges, carrots, parsnips, and garlic with the olive oil and seasonings.
- Roast. Arrange the veggies in a single layer on the prepared pan. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and browned. Stir the veggies halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.
- Enjoy! Remove the cooked veggies from the oven, and let them stand for a few minutes. Then taste for salt and pepper, adjust accordingly, and serve warm.
Should you peel parsnips before roasting?
To peel, or not to peel… it’s up to you! If you have fresh young parsnips, then all they really need is a scrub and wash. However, for larger, older parsnips (or parsnips coated in wax for shipping and storage), peeling is probably best. You should also cut the tough cores away from any large, older parsnips.
Tips for Success
Roasting root vegetables is clearly an easy task, and you can guarantee a good result, especially if you follow these helpful hints. These are my top tips for perfect oven-roasted vegetables!
- Customize the Veggies: While sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips are a great combination, you can do a lot of other combinations, too! Winter squash, rutabaga, wedges of cabbage, and potatoes are all great options.
- Don’t Crowd the Pan: If you don’t have a jelly roll pan, use a couple of smaller pans so that you don’t have to crowd the veggies together. Giving them a little space helps them brown well and crisp up.
- Brighten The Dish: When the veggies are done roasting, adding a sprinkle of fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh herbs, or Parmesan can enhance the flavors even more.
What To Serve With Roasted Vegetables
Cooked, caramelized veggies go perfectly with almost any main course, from chicken to pork to a vegetarian main dish. Need some inspiration? I got you, fam!
- Balsamic Chicken: Sharp, bold, and juicy, Caprese Balsamic Baked Chicken Breasts are a perfect match for golden-brown roasted winter veggies.
- Roasts: Roasted vegetables will always be the ideal side dish for this Perfect Roast Turkey to my Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Loin and this classic Roasted Beef Tenderloin.
- Pork Chops: Classic Ranch Pork Chops are well-seasoned, tender, and moist! The sweetness of the pork and gravy in these Smothered Pork Chops complements the sweetness of the lightly caramelized vegetables.
- Mac and Cheese: This hearty Keto Mac and Cheese can be made with or without bacon, but either way, it’s a cozy meal alongside these perfect oven-roasted root veggies.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
- To refrigerate your leftovers, store them in airtight containers and keep them in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
- To freeze, place the veggies in freezer bags and press out as much air as possible before sealing. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
- To reheat, spread the veggies out on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake at 450˚F until heated through, stirring once or twice during the cook time.
Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Parsnips and Carrots
- 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 large onions, each cut into 6 wedges
- 1 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 10 to 12 ounces parsnips, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- ½ teaspoon Fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 450˚F.
- Line a 15×10 jelly roll pan with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine cubed sweet potatoes, onion wedges, carrot pieces, parsnips, and garlic.
- Add olive oil and season with italian seasoning, seasoned salt, and black pepper; toss until everything is well combined.
- Transfer vegetables to the prepared pan.
- Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and browned, stirring the veggies half way through cooking.
- Remove from oven and let stand few minutes.
- Taste for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly.
- Use Different Root Veggies: While sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips are a great combination, you can do other varieties, too! Winter squash, rutabaga, wedges of cabbage, and potatoes are all great options.
- Don’t Crowd the Pan: If you don’t have a large baking sheet, use a couple of smaller pans so you don’t have to crowd the veggies together. Giving them a little space helps them brown nicely and crisp up.
- Add-Ins: When the veggies are done roasting, adding a sprinkle of fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh herbs, or Parmesan can enhance the flavors even more.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.