Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Parsnips

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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.

roasted chopped carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and onions served on an oval plate


 

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.
up close photo of chopped carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and onions.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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.
  • Pepper
whole sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips. and parsley on a wooden chopping board

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

stirring through potatoes, carrots, and parsnips with wooden spoon.

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.
up close photo of chopped carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, and onions.

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!

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.

ENJOY!

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Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Parsnips and Carrots

These Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Parsnips and Carrots are flavored with onions, garlic, herbs, and seasoned salt. They're an easy side dish of crisply caramelized veggies that go perfectly with any main course.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 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
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Instructions 

  • 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.
  • Serve.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.25cups | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 21544IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg

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20 Comments

  1. Jose says:

    Is there a way to make this in a crockpot? Turkey will be in oven.
    Thanks for any guidance!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Sure! Cut up the vegetables as suggested in the recipe, dress them with olive oil and seasonings, and then place the veggies in your slow cooker insert, cover, and cook on LOW for about 4 hours, or until tender.

  2. Sandra says:

    This is so easy and so good!! Everyone at my house loved it.

  3. Vikki says:

    Excellent flavors! This was a great side dish

  4. Catalina says:

    All the Fall flavors in one dish! I will make it for Thanksgiving for sure!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I hope you’ll enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

  5. Amanda Livesay says:

    Delicious way to cook parsnips! Even my picky eater loved them.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      That’s wonderful! I’m very happy everyone loved it! Thank YOU! 🙂

  6. Dorothy Reinhold says:

    I am such a sucker for roasted veggies. That caramelized goodness gets me every time. I need to add parsnips!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I hope you’ll enjoy these! Thank YOU! 🙂

  7. Juliane says:

    Great recipe! I love how this went very good with almost everything! Will definitely try again.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank YOU! I’m very happy you loved it!

  8. Kristyn says:

    This is the tastiest side dish that would be wonderful with just about anything!!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank you so much! I hope you’ll enjoy it! 🙂

  9. Samantha says:

    Made these veggies last night to accompany a roast chicken and my whole family devoured every last bite! Simple to make, healthy, and delicious…I’ll be making this side dish often!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      That’s great to hear! I’m very happy you and your family loved it! Thank you so much! 🙂

  10. Gayle Fox says:

    Delicious and I love all of the colors! Great recipe, will definitely make it again.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank you so much! I’m very happy you loved it! 🙂