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Root for Winter Vegetables

This medley is an updated version of a recipe my mom grew up with. It's my favorite way to prepare veggies and is marvelous with a batch of hot rolls. —Julie Butler, Puyallup, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    13 servings (3/4 cup each)


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound fresh beets
  • 3 medium parsnips
  • 2 small rutabagas
  • 2 medium turnips
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 large red onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 15 whole peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup white wine or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off garlic bulb. Brush with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Wrap bulb in heavy-duty foil.
  • Peel the beets, parsnips, rutabagas, turnips and carrots; cut into 2-in. pieces. Place in a large bowl; add the onions, salt, peppercorns, bay leaves and remaining oil. Toss to coat.
  • Transfer to three greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Place garlic on one of the pans.
  • Bake 35 minutes or until garlic is softened, stirring once. Remove garlic; set aside to cool. Drizzle wine and broth over vegetables. Bake 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Squeeze softened garlic over vegetables; dot with butter. Transfer to a serving platter.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 117 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • lllov
    Jan 25, 2012

    Loved this! Didn't have beets or rutabaga, but added sweet potatoes and fresh brussel sprouts, and then the last 10 minutes added grape tomatoes. This recipe adapts readily to substitutions. This would make a meal along with some good bread, and fruit for dessert.

  • getavilla
    Jan 22, 2012

    I love roasted veggies. Toss in a few fresh green beans the last 15 min. I'm happy to see a used roasting pan being shown. Looks like mine.

  • aug2295
    Feb 6, 2011

    Loved this! I left out the beets and rutabagas because I didn't have. The vegetables and seasoning had a sweet taste that went over really well with my family.

  • SZorio
    Dec 30, 2010

    Made this to complement a beef roast for Christmas. Everyone loved it! I couldn't find fresh beets, used butternut squash instead and it worked beautifully.