Chicken with 5 or Fewer
From p. 16 of the September/October 2007 Issue
of Simple & Delicious
Creating Roasted Veggies
Roasting brings out a sweeter, richer flavor in foods. Whether you want to roast veggies in your oven or in a disposable foil pan on the grill, you'll enjoy the delicious roasted recipes shared here.
If you'd like some additional tips on roasting peppers, check out this video from www.tasteofhome.com.
Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad (shown at right) from our Test Kitchen features oven-roasted vegetables mixed with pasta and salad dressing. It makes a tasty meatless entree that will be a welcome addition to your dinner table.
"This combination of colorful vegetables in Roasted Veggie Platter is so good when baked in the oven," assures Margaret Allen of Abingdon, Virginia. "They make a lovely presentation when threaded on skewers before roasting, too."
Once you start eating this delicious Roasted Carrot Dip, it's difficult to stop. "The smooth texture and sweet carrot flavor go great with the crisp pita wedges," says Alana Rowley from Calgary, Alberta.
These nicely seasoned potatoes pair especially well with grilled pork chops or ribs. This recipe comes from Tamra Duncan of Centerton, Arkansas. You can substitute russet potatoes for red potatoes in Roasted Cajun Potatoes if you prefer.
A flavorful garlic and basil pesto sauce makes an awesome change of pace from traditional tomato-based pizza sauce in Roasted Veggie Pizza. The roasted vegetables make a fantastic topping. "Whenever I serve it alongside a standard meat pizza, this one's always the first to go!" says Cindy Elsbernd from Des Moines, Iowa.
To prepare her colorful meal, Margaret Pache "shops" in her Mesa, Arizona backyard. She finds the fresh garden vegetables and oranges (she has her own tree!) that spark the ham's hearty flavor in Sliced Ham with Roasted Vegetables. "It's my family's favorite main dish," she says.
"A friend gave me this recipe, and Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna quickly became a family favorite," says Deborah Johnson of Cody, Wyoming. "It's rich and creamy, and the roasted red peppers give it such wonderful flavor."