This medley of roasted root vegetables features yellow onions, potatoes, turnips, carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, garlic, and sweet potatoes. For more hand-picked vegetable sides, see our complete vegetable recipe collection.
3 medium yellow onions, peeled and cut into quarters (leave root end intact)
3 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices
3 medium turnips (1 1/2 lbs.), peeled and cut into eighths
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 3-in. lengths (cut thickest pieces in half lengthwise)
3 large parsnips, peeled and cut into 3-in. lengths (cut thickest pieces into halves or quarters lengthwise)
2 medium butternut squashes, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into 3- by 1-in. pieces
10 to 20 garlic cloves, loose papery outer skins removed, inner skins left on
2 medium orange sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3- by 1-in. pieces
About 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon coarse salt, plus more to taste
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
7 sprigs rosemary (3 in. each)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°. Put all vegetables (including garlic) except sweet potatoes into a very large bowl (or two large ones); put sweet potatoes in a separate bowl. Drizzle bowls generously with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently with your hands to coat; then spread half of mixed vegetables on two large baking sheets. Break up 3 rosemary sprigs and sprinkle over vegetables.
Roast vegetables 15 minutes. Stir gently with a metal spatula if they are sticking. Add half of the sweet potatoes to pans. Continue roasting, stirring vegetables every 15 minutes if necessary and changing positions of pans to ensure even browning, until vegetables are browned and tender, 40 minutes to 1 1/4 hours. Remove from oven and set aside. Repeat with remaining half of mixed vegetables, sweet potatoes, and 2 1/2 rosemary sprigs.
Pour vegetables onto a serving platter and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with remaining sprig of rosemary and serve warm or at room temperature.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes, plus up to 2 1/2 hours cooking time. Notes: Because the vegetables need space around them on the baking sheet in order to brown, roast them in two batches on two baking sheets.