Roasted Root Vegetables

When I meal plan, I tend to spend most of my energy on the main dish. It’s what guides my plan, but it’s also what I usually devote the most time and energy to when cooking. Most often, my sides are a simple steamed or roasted veggie (just one veggie on a sheet pan with some olive oil and salt and pepper, either in my oven or air fryer). It’s just easier that way. For the most part, my style of cooking seems to go well with that, so it works for me. But I do like having some good side dishes that I can make when I feel like a certain meal just needs a little bit more than a simple vegetable. Plus, as my boys are growing and getting hungrier it’s nice to have an additional item to put on the plate! These Roasted Root Vegetables are perfect! They are warm and delicious and filling, with a combination of sweet and white potatoes and a handful of other vegetables. While I do call the recipe root vegetables, I like to include red bell peppers as well. They add a nice little extra something for me. This recipe is definitely flexible based on what root vegetables you have on hand and enjoy. I have shared our favorite combination; it has a nice variety and something each person in our family enjoys.

Roasted Root Vegetables

Course Side Dish


  • 1 large yam peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 small red potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and quartered
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 5 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or 1 Tbsp. fresh)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1-2 T olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 13×9 pan with cooking spray.
  • Add all the vegetables to the pan.
  • Sprinkle with thyme and drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Make sure all the vegetables are lightly coated in olive oil. Roast for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Pour in the chicken broth and toss vegetables to coat. Return to oven and roast for another 20-30 minutes or until all the vegetables can easily be pierced with a fork.


What to serve with it:  This recipe is a great accompaniment to my Honey Mustard Chicken.  I think many other baked or roasted chicken recipes would work well with it also as long as the flavors complement.  I think it would also be great with a pork or turkey tenderloin.  
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