Maple Roasted Root Vegetables

"The roasting makes these veggies extra sweet and even people who don't like beets or parsnips usually love this dish. You might want to line the baking sheets with parchment or use a Silpat mat."
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Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • Place the cut root vegetables in a single layer on one or two large baking sheets.
  • Stir together the oil, maple syrup and garlic cloves and drizzle over the vegetables.
  • Stir to combine the oil with the veggies and then spread once again in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for about 1 hour until the vegetables are done and a little caramelized from the syrup.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. Oh my yum! This was so good! I have been looking for a way to roast vegetables successfully (mine always dry out or burn on the pan) but this worked beautifully! I used parchment under my vegs (onion, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots). The only thing I would change is to reduce the olive oil a little bit - maybe switch the amounts of olive oil and maple syrup. I can't wait to make this again trying turnip and parsnip!
  2. This dish was the hit of Thanksgiving dinner. I did not use beets due to personal preference, and added carrots instead, but the dish was fantastic. My husband has requested it be a regular feature at mealtimes - and since it is so easy to do, I am sure we will have it often. Thanks for sharing this terrific recipe.
  3. I love this recipe. I use sweet potatoes, mushrooms, baked potatoes and carrots. I put everything in a tin foil pan with the oil, syrup and garlic and cover with foil. Put a few holes in the foil so that the flavor of the Jack Daniels wood chips can seep into the veggies. Turns out perfectly every time.
  4. These were good, but too sweet for our taste. Roasting the veggies gives them a wonderful sweetness already. The maple syrup just made them overly sweet and became the dominant taste, overpowering the other food on the plate. I like the idea of the oil and syrup mix, but next time I think I will use half the amount of syrup.
  5. Outstanding. Showboating vegetables that are rarely seen on American tables, and this is the first platter emptied every meal it's served!


  1. I halved this recipe and was still able to spread the veggies across a large Pizza pan. I used baby carrots instead of parsnips, a white sweet potato instead of a regular one. This was so filling and good. It's tough to go wrong with roasted veggies, so this was really good. My kids hated it for some reason, but I really enjoyed it.
  2. I make this dish every time we have company and everyone raves about it!! I also substitute carrots for parsnips and I also add 2 eggplants...this dish is delish hot or cold!!


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