Caramelized Maple Roasted Root Vegetables


Experience the cozy, sweet, and savory flavors of fall with our Caramelized Maple Roasted Root Vegetables. This dish combines a medley of root vegetables roasted to perfection, each bite enhanced by the rich sweetness of pure maple syrup. Whether served as a side dish at your holiday table or a comforting weeknight meal, these vegetables will surely become a family favorite.

Caramelized Maple Roasted Root Vegetables

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 60 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 cup (approximately 200 grams or 7 ounces)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 220mg


  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (approximately 200g or 7 oz)
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (approximately 200g or 7 oz)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed (approximately 200g or 7 oz)
  • 1 medium beet, peeled and cubed (approximately 200g or 7 oz)
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges (approximately 150g or 5.3 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peel and chop the carrots, parsnips, sweet potato, beet, and red onion into uniform pieces to ensure even roasting.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, pure maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Add the chopped vegetables to the bowl and toss until all pieces are evenly coated with the marinade.
  5. Spread the vegetables in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the vegetables are tender and caramelized.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy these vegetables warm for the best flavor.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Cut the vegetables into similar sizes to ensure even roasting.
  • Stir the vegetables halfway through roasting to promote even caramelization.
  • You can add fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme for additional flavor.
  • Use a combination of your favorite root vegetables to customize this dish to your liking.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use different vegetables?

  • Yes, you can use any root vegetables you prefer, such as turnips, rutabagas, or potatoes.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

  • Absolutely! You can roast the vegetables ahead of time and reheat them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes before serving.

How can I store leftovers?

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I make this dish vegan?

  • This dish is naturally vegan as it uses olive oil and maple syrup.

Let the rich and comforting flavors of Caramelized Maple Roasted Root Vegetables warm your heart and soul. Perfect for any occasion, this dish is a celebration of the earthy sweetness and vibrant colors of root vegetables. Enjoy the taste of fall in every bite!