Slow-Roasted Root Vegetables

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
When she was a little girl growing up in Italy, my Aunt Virginia learned to make a dish called “Noodles and Nuts.” I tried the topping on carrots and parsnips instead of noodles and haven't looked back. —Terri Collins, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Slow-Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds fresh baby carrots
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds medium parsnips
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese, optional


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine first six ingredients. Cut parsnips crosswise into 2-in. pieces. Cut thinner pieces in half; cut thicker ones into quarters. Stir into carrot mixture.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 5-6 hours. To serve, stir in bread crumbs; sprinkle with walnuts and, if desired, cheese.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 158 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.