Rootin' Tootin' Roasted Roots - Roasted Root Vegetables in Paper

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 55mins




  • Pre-heat oven to 220C/450F/Gas mark 7.
  • Cut a large piece of baking parchment, greaseproof paper or baking paper to size - it should fit the roasting tray with enough paper to bring the sides up to form a parcel.
  • Place all the prepared vegetables into a large mixing bowl and add olive oil to personal taste; I used about 2 tablespoons for my vegetables over the Christmas period.) Mix the vegetables well, making sure that they are all coated in olive oil. Season to taste, remembering that it is nice to sprinkle extra seasonings on before serving. Add a few sprigs of fresh thyme.
  • Place all the vegetables into the prepared paper parcel in the roasting tray, and spread them out so that they are more or less even. Bring the sides of the paper up and scrunch it up in the middle to form a big paper parcel!
  • Place the vegetables in the pre-heated oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes has elapsed - carefully take the vegetables out and open up the paper parcel to allow the vegetables to crisp up and go brown and crunchy - give them a gentle stir and place them back into the oven. Turn the heat up to 250C/495F/Gas Mark 8 and allow them to continue roasting for a further 15 to 20 minutes, or until soft, crispy and golden brown with some charred edges.
  • Place them on a large serving platter in the paper if you wish or place them into a large serving dish - sprinkle with more seasonings and garnish with fresh thyme.
  • Smaller parcels of root vegetables can be cooked, but you will need to reduce the cooking times by about 10 to 15 minutes.