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How to Roast Vegetables on a Sheet Pan

How to roast vegetables on a sheet pan is the best way to enjoy your favorite vegetables that even picky eaters will love! Oven roasted vegetables are a perfect side dish any night of the week!

how to roast vegetables on a sheet pan

Learning this go-to recipe to roast different vegetables on a sheet pan is a great way to get more vegetables into your diet. Roasted vegetables are incredibly flavorful! This post contains affiliate links.

In the post, you’ll learn to roast vegetables using a rimmed baking sheet. You’ll learn easy recipes for creating your own sheet pan vegetable recipe, and you’ll love the easy way you can make these healthy recipes!

How to Roast Vegetables on a Sheet Pan

You can roast any vegetable you can think of!

  • Brussels Sprouts – if you need an absolute show-stopper recipe, use this Balsamic Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts recipe!
  • Green Beans
  • Butternut Squash
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Onions of all kinds: Red Onions, Yellow Onions, Shallots, etc
  • Red Potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Red Bell Peppers (or any color of bell pepper!)
  • Beets
sheet pan roasted broccoli

You name it, it can be roasted!

Create your own combination of easy roasted vegetables for your meal prep.

Wash your favorite veggies well, then dry them REALLY well! Water is the enemy of roasted anything.

First, you’ll want to cut your vegetables to about the same size.

It’s best if you choose to roast “like” vegetables together.

Roast hearty vegetables like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and Yukon gold potatoes together.

Roast asparagus and green beans together.

Easy Balsamic Chicken Sheet Pan Supper

Easy sheet pan recipes offer a convenience factor, so sometimes you’ll need to roast a combination of vegetables that vary in texture. And that’s okay!

It’s all about knowing the best tips for roasting!

Wash your favorite veggies well, then dry them REALLY well! Water is the enemy of roasted anything.

Next, you’ll cut them into bite-sized pieces, or similar sizes.

After your vegetables are cut into similar sizes, you’ll need to oil and season them.

seasoned veggies for roasting

Seasoning Your Roast Veggies

There are all kinds of seasoning variations you can use for your sheet pan recipe!

My go-to is House Seasoning which is onion powder, garlic powder, kosher salt, and black pepper all mixed together. It’s a simple blend that enhances the natural sweetness of the vegetables.

Here are a few other seasoning ideas:

Fresh Herbs – fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, etc are wonderful on oven-roasted vegetables!

Lemons – using lemon juice and lemon zest on your vegetables adds a bright acidic flavor.

Garlic – whether you toss a bunch of cloves on the sheet pan, or grate the garlic into the drizzle of olive oil, it’s always a good idea for garlic!

Italian Seasoning – use this when you’re roasting your vegetables and you want an Italian theme night!

Smokehouse Maple Seasoning – this one is best on sweet potatoes or with red onion! The hint of sweetness from the maple, and the smokey flavors really enhance any vegetable you’re roasting.

Let’s chat about what oil you could use with your easy side dish.

I prefer olive oil. However, you could use extra-virgin olive oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil, or whatever you prefer!

Roasting Root Vegetables

vegetables ready to be roasted

Roasting root vegetables is the easiest way to take harder vegetables and get the best results!

It’s also a great way to use up the different kinds of vegetables you have at the bottom of your crisper drawers!

Now, you can either toss the cut veggies onto a sheet pan or into a large bowl.

Using the large bowl is helpful for making sure every veggie is coated with oil and seasoning.

The sheet pan is totally fine, and uses one less dish! So, if you’re in a mood, just mix everything right up on the sheet pan.

Once your vegetables are oiled and seasoned, you’ll lay them out in a single layer on your baking pan.

flat sides down for roasting vegetables

Make sure every flat surface of the vegetables is FACE DOWN. This is the best way to ensure you get a roasted golden brown texture every time!

Your oven needs to be on a high temperature like 425 degrees f. Especially for root vegetables! If you are roasting something more delicate like roasted asparagus, you can go with 400˚.

But, usually, the higher temperature does a better job of roasting.

Allow your vegetables to roast, uninterrupted for 20 minutes. Then, open the oven (watch out for the steam!), and see if they’re ready to be flipped.

How do you know if the tender vegetables are ready to be flipped?? They’ll easily release from the baking dish. If they don’t pull up easily, let them cook a little longer, and eventually, they’ll release!

Fingerling Potatoes Roasted on a Sheet Pan

Best Tips for Roasting:

  1. Use oil and seasoning, and make sure each vegetable is coated well.
  2. Flat Sides Down! Place the flat sides down of the vegetables so they get the yummy roasted golden brown goodness!
  3. Leave a little space between each piece! This allows the vegetables to roast, rather than steam.
  4. 425˚. This temperature is a go-to for roasting almost anything.
  5. Cooking time is usually 20-60 minutes, depending on your vegetables.

What should I serve with it?

Next time you serve this dish, give these main dish recipe ideas a try!

Meal-Prep Oven Chicken – this chicken roasts at the same temperature, which is a big win! It’s a great way to meal prep for a busy week ahead!

Grilled Steak

Grilled Chicken – if you need to learn how to grill chicken on a gas grill, this post is your go-to tutorial!

Greek Seasoned Gold Potatoes

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a cookie sheet for roasting vegetables?

For the best results, you should use a rimmed baking sheet like this one. And, you might need to use two pans so the vegetables have proper spacing between them to roast.

Should I use parchment paper or aluminum foil?

You can if you’d like a super easy clean up. It’s best to use parchment paper, however, your vegetables will not end up with the same crispy texture as when you roast vegetables directly on the pan.

What temperature is best for roasting vegetables?

425˚ in a conventional oven, or 400˚ in a convection oven.

How do I store and reheat leftover roasted vegetables?

Any leftover vegetables can be stored in an airtight container. It’s best to reheat the vegetables in the oven, to get the optimal texture. But, a microwave works just fine!

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How to Roast Vegetables on a Sheet Pan
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How to Roast Vegetables on a Sheet Pan

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: roasted
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup Sliced Carrots
  • 1 cup quartered Potatoes
  • 1 cup sliced Onions
  • 1 cup cut Green Beans
  • 2 TBS Olive oil
  • 1 TBS House Seasoning (recipe in notes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425˚.
  2. Place all your prepped vegetables into a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the vegetables.
  4. Toss to coat.
  5. Sprinkle one tablespoon of House Seasoning over the vegetables.
  6. Toss to coat.
  7. Lay out onto a greased half-sheet pan.
  8. Roast at 425˚ for 35 minutes, checking to flip after 20 minutes.

 



Notes

House Seasoning:

  • 1/4 cup garlic powder 
  • 1/4 cup onion powder 
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt 
  • 1/8 cup black pepper
  • Mix all of these ingredients together

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