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:

126 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 240g 80%
  • Saturated 1g 6%
  • Fiber 55g 219%
  • Sugars 98g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 21g 43%
  • Cholesterol 2mg 1%
  • Sodium 3,039mg 127%
  • Calcium 735mg 74%
  • Magnesium 432mg 108%
  • Potassium 5,943mg 170%
  • Iron 17mg 92%
  • Zinc 5mg 36%
  • Phosphorus 760mg 109%
  • Vitamin A 5,893µg 655%
  • Vitamin C 288mg 479%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 84%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 42%
  • Niacin (B3) 16mg 79%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 105%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 605µg 151%
  • Vitamin E 16mg 79%
  • Vitamin K 140µg 175%
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