Halloween Roasted Veggies

With sweet potato jack-o-lanterns, beetroot witch’s hats, and spooky potato ghosts, these Halloween Roasted Veggies are a healthy Halloween dinner recipe!  Shop Geneva Lakes for a great selection of vegetables.  Wildtree has your Balsamic vinegar and Pastured Perfect has your honey.  Happy Halloween!

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Ingredients

  •  2 large sweet potatoes
  •  2 large white potatoes
  •  4 carrots peeled
  •  3 red beets large, medium
  •  2 Tbsp olive oil 30 mL
  •  Pinch of salt and pepper
  •  2 Tbsp rosemary
  •  ½ bulb garlic cloves separated with skin still on
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 5 mL
  • 1 tsp honey 5 mL, or maple syrup for vegan option

Instructions:

1.   Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut sweet potatoes and white potatoes in half, width-wise, then drop into the boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove. Drop whole beets and carrots into the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.

2.   While beets and carrots cook, cut the potatoes into ½ inch thick (1 cm) slabs. With a small paring knife or with a pumpkin cookie cutter, cut Jack-o-lantern shapes into the sweet potatoes. Do the same for the white potatoes, cutting them into ghost shapes (I used a straw to cut out the eyes!)

3.   Remove beets from water and cut them into ½ inch thick slabs, then cut out witch's hat shapes. We'll call the carrots witch's fingers and just leave them be.

4.   Set veggies onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary leaves, and toss around to evenly coat. Crush garlic cloves with the flat part of your knife and scatter around the pan.

5.   Bake at 400 degrees F (204 C) for 1 hour, flipping the vegetables halfway through. When you have 10 minutes left, drizzle balsamic over the beets and honey over the carrots, then return to the oven.

Recipe courtesy of amandascookin.com