Balsamic Root Vegetables

Balsamic Root VegetablesRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
For a delicious twist, top with a sprinkling of cooked and crumbled bacon just before serving.


Makes 6 to 8 servings
Total time: 4 Hours, 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 4 Hours, 25 Minutes


1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 pound parsnips
1 pound carrots
2 large red onions, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1. Peel first 3 ingredients, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Combine parsnips, carrots, onions, and cranberries in a lightly greased 6-qt. slow cooker; layer sweet potatoes over top.

2. Whisk together sugar and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl; pour over vegetable mixture. (Do not stir.)

3. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Toss with parsley just before serving.