Roasted vegetables are a great option for toddlers since they are totally delicious, a little bit sweet, and really easy to prepare. Since I don't have recipes for all of the vegetables that we love to roast on the site, I thought I'd share a whole list of recipes from friends to cover your bases. Here's how to roast ALL of the veggies (or at least the ones that taste the best roasted:).
P.S. We love to have roasted veggies on sheet pan dinner nights, which could be roasted broccoli, acorn squash and sausages. Or roasted cauliflower, carrots, and Wild Salmon Cakes. Everything goes into the oven together, so it's a really easy way to get dinner on the table without much hands on time.
Roasted Acorn Squash
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Slice and roast the halves or cut the time down by slicing into rounds and proceeding with the recipe that way.
Roasted Butternut Squash
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This is delicious right out of the oven, tossed with pasta, served alongside other veggies or meat, or simply on its own. It's really good leftover too.
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This recipe has a tahini sauce, but the broccoli is really so good on its own that you can skip it!
Kid-Friendly Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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The honey in this recipe goes a long way to rounding out the sometimes bitter flavor of the Brussels sprouts.
Easy Baked Carrot Fries
We love this recipe alongside burgers (or chicken or sausage), especially dipped into ketchup. They are also really good leftover and tossed into a salad.
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This is a staple in our house in the dead of winter when veggies aren't always the best at our Midwestern markets, but the cauliflower usually looks good. It's a little sweet and really yummy topped with a sprinkle of Parmesan.
Green Bean Fries
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With or without the sauce, these are a really fun way to make green beans. (You can omit the nutritional yeast if you don't have any on hand and finish with a little Parmesan.)
Mixed Roasted Vegetables
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If you want to do a mixed sheet, try this version that has zucchini, peppers, onions, and sweet potatoes. Could be yummy as a simple side, served with corn tortillas, or even baked into a frittata.
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I love the tip in this recipe to add the salt at the end since it can make them soggy if you add it at the start of cooking. Skip the herbs depending on what you think your kids will like.
Roasted Potato Wedges
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As an alternative to cubes, this recipe for potato wedges looks amazing. (I trust Jamie to feed the kids right!)
Roasted Summer Squash
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This simple slice and bake recipe is so simple—and the squash gets nice and tender, which little eaters will love.
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
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These are a classic side that kids adore. (My daughter inhaled a version of these when she was just starting out on solids!)
Baked Zucchini Coins
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With a crunchy exterior and a soft inside, we love this method of serving up zucchini. (You can also do the same preparation after cutting them into sticks to resemble fries.)