Perfectly Crispy Roasted Vegetables

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For as long as I can remember I’ve loved crispy foods. I think I get this from my mom. I love the edges around a brownie pan, pizza crust, extra crispy french fries, and any type of crunchy topping.  So it’s no surprise that when I roast vegetables, I like getting them nice and charred, also.

If you’re like me, keep reading because I’m going to teach you my tips for perfectly crispy roasted vegetables!

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How to make perfectly crispy roasted vegetables:

  1. Turn the oven temperature up to 450F.
  2. Preheat a large baking sheet in the oven. This way when the vegetables touch the baking sheet they will immediately start cooking.
  3. Cut your vegetables based on known cooking times. Vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes will take longer to cook than bell peppers and onion pieces, so cut sweet potatoes smaller than bell peppers. That way everything will roast in the same amount of time.
  4. Spread the vegetables in an even layer on the sheet. If they sit on top of each other then they will steam and become soggy, not crispy.
  5. Only flip the vegetables once during the cooking time.

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When your veggies are done roasting they’ll look like this. Yes, the baking sheet itself won’t look very pretty, but it’s all for a good cause. 😉

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Crispy Roasted Vegetables are the perfect side dish to meal prep for the week. I make a large batch (two baking sheets worth) to last a couple of days. You can eat them with any protein for a quick, healthy meal.

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Perfectly Crispy Roasted Vegetables
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 3 large carrots, peeled, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 large bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper (I like to use coarse Kosher salt)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the sweet potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, and onion. Toss with the olive oil and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the vegetables into an even layer on a baking sheet, ensuring that the pieces are not resting on top of each other.
  4. Roast for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from oven when vegetables are browned and crispy at the edges. Either serve immediately or allow to cool and store in tupperware.
 

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13 Comments

  • Liz Stephenson
    May 30, 2017 - 7:47 pm | Permalink

    These sound amazing for meal prep!! I am so sick of just steamed frozen veg haha… I” give these a try because my boyfriend is coming into town 😉 Time to get my cook on.

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      May 31, 2017 - 7:49 am | Permalink

      Yes! They’re so great for meal prep. Except I usually finish them in 2 days, haha!

  • Maya Maceka
    May 31, 2017 - 7:00 am | Permalink

    Rachel, this looks delish! Seriously, I might have to make this tonight. Thanks for sharing such an easy recipe for the non-cooking inclined people like myself!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      May 31, 2017 - 7:50 am | Permalink

      Oh awesome!! I really hope you like them, Maya.

  • Closet Confections
    May 31, 2017 - 7:31 am | Permalink

    This looks so yummy. Sweet potatoes are my jam!

    Kendra
    http://closetconfections.com

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      May 31, 2017 - 7:50 am | Permalink

      Same! I could eat sweet potatoes every day.

  • May 31, 2017 - 10:09 am | Permalink

    They really are perfect, I have been wanting to do something like this for a while, will follow your recipe!

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      May 31, 2017 - 11:05 am | Permalink

      Awesome, thanks Amalia!

  • June 1, 2017 - 5:55 am | Permalink

    i love roasted veggies and i love using fresh summer herbs on them! now if my garden could just grow!!! lol

  • Courtney Henderson
    June 1, 2017 - 7:42 am | Permalink

    This looks so delicious! I’m definitely going to try this out 🙂

  • June 1, 2017 - 9:08 am | Permalink

    I love love love crispy roasted veggies! I need to start doing this again and adding some different veggies in like you have here.

    • Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
      June 1, 2017 - 9:15 am | Permalink

      Aren’t they great!? Let me know if you try this method!

  • June 1, 2017 - 4:25 pm | Permalink

    I’m with you — the more char on the veggies, the better!!! Crispy rules. 🙂

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