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Simply Roasted Vegetables with Fresh Thyme

March 27, 2009 By: kristi Category: Side Dish, Vegetables


This recipe posting is more for me than anyone.   I tend to make things and then forget how I made them, and this recipe is definitely one that could easily fall through the cracks.   This dish is unbelievably easy to throw together, but I really enjoyed these roasted veggies more than others that I have made in the past.  This is why I am posting it.  So I will REMEMBER.

Obviously you can throw any veggie in to roast, but I strongly recommend sweet onions and red beets.  There is something magical that happens to them while in the oven.  They become so sweet and so tender… and it took virtually no effort at all.

So here is another no-brainer recipe that I must post so I can reference it in the future.  So good, so bright, so easy….

Simply Roasted Vegetables with Fresh Thyme

Serves 8


1 white onion, chopped into large chunks
1 sweet onion, chopped into large chunks
5 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 red beets, peeled and chopped
3 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. unsalted butter
salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
4-5 springs of fresh thyme, stems removed


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add 1 Tbs. of olive oil.  Add the onions, carrots, and beets.  Toss gently.

Add remaining olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme.  Again, toss gently.

Pour vegetable mixture into roasting pan and top with pads of butter.


Place in oven and cook for 45-60 minutes, occasionally stirring.


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