Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables
Rachel Willen


  •   1 1/2-2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 Tablespoon  cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  nutmeg, preferably freshly ground
  •   Juice of 1 orange (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 Cup  chicken or turkey stock
  • 1/2 Cup  honey

  • 1 Teaspoon  kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 16 Ounces  baby carrots, halved lengthwise
  • medium-sized parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • medium-sized purple top turnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1/2 Cup  raisins

  • 1/2 Cup  dried cranberries

  •   6-8 dried apricots, diced

  •   3-4 pieces crystalized ginger, diced finely
  • 1 Teaspoon  orange zest, for garnish (optional)

Honey, raisins, dried cranberries and apricots, crystallized ginger, and a touch of orange zest lend a sweet and zesty flavor to a healthy Thanksgiving side dish.

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium-sized saucepan combine the cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, orange juice, stock, honey, and salt and bring to a simmer, or heat until the honey is well distributed within the liquid. Place all of the remaining ingredients except for the zest in a large roasting pan and add the liquid mixture, tossing to coat evenly. Cover tightly with a snugly fitting lid or aluminum foil. (This will allow the vegetables to steam and par cook.)

Roast for 25 minutes covered. Remove the cover, and gently toss the vegetables to recoat in liquid. Roast until the vegetables are nicely glazed and lightly browned, about 20 more minutes. Garnish with the orange zest. Serve warm. 


Calories per serving:

121 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Fat Low Fat Abs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 6g 9%
  • Carbs 231g 77%
  • Saturated 1g 5%
  • Fiber 54g 215%
  • Sugars 97g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 21g 41%
  • Cholesterol 2mg 1%
  • Sodium 3,032mg 126%
  • Calcium 727mg 73%
  • Magnesium 410mg 102%
  • Potassium 5,725mg 164%
  • Iron 16mg 90%
  • Zinc 5mg 35%
  • Phosphorus 742mg 106%
  • Vitamin A 5,893µg 655%
  • Vitamin C 285mg 475%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 83%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 41%
  • Niacin (B3) 15mg 77%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 101%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 599µg 150%
  • Vitamin E 16mg 79%
  • Vitamin K 140µg 175%
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