These roasted caramelized root vegetables showcase how onions, parsnips, rutabagas, celery root, and almost any root veggie you can find become tender and sweet when you have the proper cooking technique, temperature, and time.
Roasted Caramelized Root Vegetables
- Quick Glance
- 25 M
- 1 H, 25 M
- Serves 4
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
In a large bowl, toss the root vegetables together with the olive oil and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
Arrange the root vegetables in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and dot with butter.
Roast for 30 minutes, stir, and continue roasting for another 25 to 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and golden.
Recipe Testers' Tips
Root vegetables usually don’t inspire a great deal of enthusiasm, but this dish is greater than the sum of its parts. The slow roasting and basting with olive oil and butter of the vegetables create a caramelized and creamy texture that’s pure comfort food. I love that each bite tastes slightly differently: one is more oniony, the next with a hint of celery root, and another with the spiciness of the rutabaga or sweetness of the carrot. Dice, roast, and enjoy!