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Roasted Root Veggies

 Roasted Root Veggies
Baking root vegetables in the oven instead of steaming them in the microwave makes them especially tender. Plus, they give my house a wonderful aroma.—Rebecca Dornfeld, Grass Lake, Michigan
15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour


  • 3 large red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 5 medium carrots, halved and quartered
  • 2 medium turnips, peeled and quartered
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 small rutabaga, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Toss all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Transfer to a 15-in. x
  • 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 40-50 minutes or until vegetables
  • are tender, stirring occasionally. Yield: 15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 69 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.