Easy roasted root vegetables with cranberries and fresh herbs.
Colorful roasted vegetables, cranberries and fresh thyme coming your way! In plenty of time for you to plan your Thanksgiving line-up. It will only make life easier!
All that color, flavor and healthy vegetable action in one easy side dish. I have a tendency to go overboard with cooking on Thanksgiving, even though I’m usually only cooking for 3 at the most. I want to cook turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. And of course we need sweet potato casserole, herb biscuits and Brussels sprouts. Don’t forget the gravy! Pumpkin pie and apple crumble for dessert, right? It’s MADNESS!
After two years of cooking Thanksgiving dinner by myself, I like to believe I’m wiser. This year, against the odds, I am DETERMINED to keep my Thanksgiving cooking simple.
Nom Nom Paleo’s Butterflied Turkey (AKA the best thing I get to eat all year), gravy, mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetable medley. Done!
I’ll make life easier by tackling all of the vegetables (and the cranberries!) at once in this flavorful vegetable medley. Your guests will be stunned by the color, and by the amount of flavor that can come from a healthy vegetable dish.
- 1 Small butternut squash, peeled and diced
- 3 Beets, diced
- 1 Pound brussels sprouts, halved
- ½ Cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- 3 Tablespoons ghee
- ¼ Teaspoon dried thyme
- ⅛ Teaspoon dried sage
- Salt and pepper
- Squeeze of lemon to finish
- Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut the butternut squash and beets into cubes. Cut any large brussels sprouts in half.
- Toss the squash, beets, brussels and cranberries in a bowl with the ghee, thyme and sage.
- Spread the vegetables out on a large baking sheet. If the pan is overcrowded, separate it between two pans.
- Season everything with salt and pepper, then bake for 35-40 minutes. The vegetables will be soft and lightly browned.
- Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the vegetables to finish. (optional)
Looking for more Thanksgiving favorites? Try my Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon!