Roasting is my favorite method of preparing vegetables with dinner. I love that the sharp tips of some of the vegetables get a little charred. I also like how easy they are to prepare, and they can roast while you are preparing the other dinner items.
The ingredients below are basically just suggestions. You can roast a batch of potatoes alone or a combination of vegetables. This recipe is a good way to use up whatever fresh veggies you still have in your fridge but need to use up before they go bad.
Also keep in mind that some veggies are more delicate and require less roasting time. Things like asparagus, zucchini and bell peppers only need 20 minutes, unless you like them extra dark. You can just add those at the halfway point when you flip the other veggies. The recipe below does indeed include a bell pepper, but I love the dark edges mixed in with everything else.
If you intend to roast in your toaster oven, use half as many potatoes.
- 4 medium-sized Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 red onion
- 3 large carrots
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 or 2 tablespoons seasoning salt (to taste; I like Lawry’s)
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
- Dice potatoes into 1.5-inch(ish) chunks. Slice green pepper into long strips, keeping in mind that the skinnier they are, the darker they’ll roast. Quarter the onion, then roughly break apart. Cut carrots into long, 0.5-inch wedges or rounds.
- Place veggies in a large bowl, then drizzle with the olive oil. You may wish to use two separate bowls — one for potatoes and other robust vegetables, the other for delicate vegetables like bell peppers — then add them to the roasting pan at the halfway point.
- Sprinkle on the seasonings, then toss thoroughly until all veggies are coated evenly.
- Pour the mixture onto a large baking sheet. Roast for about 45 minutes, turning once about halfway through (at which point you might also add the more delicate veggies, if desired).