Roast vegetables

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I think this was one of the first recipes I cooked from Jamie Oliver's "Happy days with the Naked Chef", when if first came out. Certainly been making it regularly since then. Rather oddly, I never did get around to adding the recipe here. Time to make amends.

Simply put; select the vegetables from your favourites, cut into even sized chunks, oil, season and roast.

You can cook roast potatoes in with the vegetables, but I feel that roast potatoes deserve separate treatment for superior results.

As for quantities, judge what your guests would eat from the raw, prepared quantities, remembering that they will shrink quite a lot after cooking.

Roast vegetables
One tray oven roasted vegetables
Servings:Serves 4 to 6
Calories per serving:146
Ready in:1 hour 10 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:50 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:27th October 2012

Best recipe review

Nice change


Not made this for ages, really glad I saw it. Made a great side dish for our barbecue.

Paul R Smith

Ready for the oven


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Mise en place

  • Pre heat the oven to 220° C (425° F - gas 7)
  • I've chosen this temperature as it matches the cooking time for roast potatoes. They will do just as well at 180° C (350° F - gas 4), though will take a little longer


  1. Peel and prepare all of the vegetables and cut into equal sized pieces, cut lengthways, not into discs.
  2. Oil a large oven tray
  3. Tip all the vegetables and whole bunches of herbs into the tray, sprinkle with the seasonings, drizzle with a good few glugs of olive oil and mix well with your hands
  4. Cover with tin-foil
  5. Roast, covered, for 30 minutes, remove the foil and toss the vegetables in the oil
  6. Roast for a further 10 to 20 minutes
  7. Remove the woody herbs and serve.


If your guests will enjoy the fun of squeezing out the puréed garlic paste over their veg, leave the garlic un peeled, peel them for the more fastidious eaters.

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