Roasted Beets, Turnips, and Carrots

Roasting vegetables is my favorite way to prepare them. I usually just throw some olive oil, salt, and pepper on my vegetables and let them roast in the oven. Sometimes it’s nice to actually mix things up and throw in a few extra ingredients.

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The sage is nice and earthy while the balsamic vinegar is just sweet enough. This recipe is great for any old day of the week or for a special occasion. Use any root vegetables that you have on hand. And remember to be careful while handling beets if you use them since they stain everything!

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Roasted Beets, Turnips, and Carrots

Yield: Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

3 red beets, peeled and cut into wedges
3 turnips, peeled, if desired, and cut into wedges
3 carrots peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
4 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 400°F.

Place the beets, turnip and carrots on a baking sheet. Pour the butter over the vegetables. Sprinkle with the sage, salt and pepper. Toss until the vegetables are coated, then spread in an even layer. Roast, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Continue to roast, without stirring, until the vegetables are tender, 20 to 30 minutes longer.

Using a large spatula, transfer the vegetables to a serving bowl. Pour any remaining pan juices into a small bowl and whisk in the vinegar. Drizzle over the vegetables, toss and serve. Sprinkle with chopped fennel greens.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Melangery

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7 Responses to “Roasted Beet and Garlic Pasta”

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    ErinsFoodFiles — October 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Stunning color!!

    • beantownbaker — October 8th, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

      It just makes me smile 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh gosh, I love this recipe! So creative 🙂

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    Tanja Simone — October 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

    We’re making this for dinner tomorrow, sounds perfect! And what a great way to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Keep it up!
    Snowy hello’s from Oslo, Norway/ Tanja Simone, http://somekindashuffle.wordpress.com

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:27 am

      Thanks! I hope you enjoyed the pasta.

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    Elle A. — March 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I made this tonight and it was truly one of the worse things I’ve made; the sauce was really chunky and dry, and stuck in my throat every time I took a bite, and the garlic made it even drier. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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    Pam — February 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    This is very good. Leaving some of the pasta water is important, as well as adding the olive oil. Grating the beet into the pasta made a gorgeous colored magenta. Eating pasta right away prevents drying out. An optional addition could be adding a can of coconut milk to make a pink saucy dish. Topped with nuts and cheese, yes!

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