Chef Meg's Roasted Winter Vegetables

By , SparkPeople Blogger
By roasting these hearty winter vegetables, we soften their strong tastes and bring out their natural sweetness.

Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 30
Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Total Fat: 3.7 gCalories: 74.7
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 48.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
2 small fennel bulbs, sliced (white parts only)
2 cups Brussels sprouts, about 10 ounces, ends trimmed, outer leaves removed, and cut into quarters
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 lemon, zested and juiced


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
Heat the oil in a large oven-safe saute pan. Saute the cauliflower over high heat, stirring constantly, for five minutes. 
Add the fennel and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the Brussels sprouts, thyme, pepper, and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes. 
Transfer the pan to the oven to roast for 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon zest and juice.

Serve warm. Makes eight 1 cup portions (=2 servings of vegetables).

Get the full recipe here.

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FISHGUT3 12/8/2019
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DEE107 10/3/2019
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ARNETTELEE 2/10/2019
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sounds good Report
@DRB13_1 roasting brussel sprouts totally transforms them. I even eat the left overs the next day cold out of the fridge as a snack! Report
I use the crockpot in winter. Report
Roasted winter vegetables are scrumptious - and the easiest way to cook your veggies. @KATEM200 - I used to know someone with a career as a food stylist. Her food was always cold! LOL Report
This sounds great and the calorie count is awesome. Can't wait to try it.

PS - Is it just me or does the picture always not match the recipe? Report
@DAWNP3 LOL I was wondering the same thing. I wish I believed it had something to do with suggesting that you can substitute other kinds of winter vegetables as needed in the recipe. But in reality, I assume they're just using a stock photo. You can do that with a random picture of a person exercising in a blog about exercise, but with a recipe it just looks amateur-ish. Report
I love the root vegetable recipe but remain skeptical that anything will make me eager to eat brussel sprouts! Report
Roasted vegetables are scrumptious! Report
Will have to try roasting vegetables like this. Never have done it. Want to try it sometime soon. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Report
The recipe sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it. However, why does the recipe feature brussel sprouts, fennel and thyme while the picture has broccoli, carrots and flat-leaf parsley? Would have loved to see the actual recipe pictured. Still sounds delicious though. Report