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Root for Winter Vegetables Recipe

Root for Winter Vegetables Recipe

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. YIELD:13 servings


  • 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


  • 1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off of garlic bulb. Brush with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Wrap bulb in heavy-duty foil.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Transfer to three greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Place garlic on one of the pans.
  • 4. Bake at 400° for 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 longer or until vegetables are tender. Squeeze softened garlic over vegetables; dot with butter. Transfer to a serving platter. Yield: 13 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional 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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Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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."

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