This helpful chart provides simple instructions for preparing and roasting all of your favorite vegetables. Mix and match them as we have done in our Roasted Vegetable Focaccia Sandwich, Harvest Cream Soup, and Mediterranean Orzo Salad.
- See chart
|Asparagus||Cut off woody ends||25-30 minutes|
|Bell peppers||Cut into 1-in. strips||25-30 minutes|
|Cauliflower||Cut into florets||25-30 minutes|
|Eggplant||Cut into ¼-in. slices.||25-30 minutes|
|Mushrooms||Trim off stem ends.||25-30 minutes|
|Plum Tomatoes||Cut in half.||25-30 minutes|
|Red or Yellow Onions||Cut into ½-in. wedges or slices.||25-30 minutes|
|Yellow Summer Squash or Zucchini||Cut into ¼-in. slices.||25-30 minutes|
|New Potatoes||Do not peel; cut in half.||30-35 minutes|
|Russet, Yukon Gold or Sweet Potatoes||Do not peel; cut into ½-in. slices.||30-35 minutes|
|Baby Carrots||Leave whole.||40-45 minutes|
|Carrots||Cut into ½-in. slices.||40-45 minutes|
|Leeks||Cut in half lengthwise, then into 2-in. pieces.||40-45 minutes|
|Squash, such as Butternut or Acorn||Peel and cut into 1-in. cubes.||40-45 minutes|
Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Prepare the vegetables as directed below. Toss the prepared vegetables in 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and garlic pressed with the Garlic Press.
Arrange the vegetables in a single layer on a pan, such as the Stoneware Medium Bar Pan (do not crowd vegetables on the pan); season with salt and coarsely ground black pepper, if desired.
Roast the vegetables according to the time indicated on the chart or until tender, deep golden brown, and beginning to caramelize.
Roasting vegetables intensifies the flavor by using high heat and allowing the natural sugars in the vegetables to caramelize. Make sure not to crowd the pan or the vegetables will steam rather than roast.
For variety, create a medley of roasted vegetables by combining 2-3 vegetables from the chart that have the same roasting time.
After roasting, try adding fresh snipped herbs such as basil, oregano, parsley, or chives. For heightened flavor, add a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Present your favorite selection of roasted vegetables on a large platter for a simple and colorful appetizer. Serve at room temperature with assorted cheeses and fresh, crusty bread.