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Our 10 Most Popular Roasted Vegetable Recipes

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Few sides are cozier than roasted vegetables. This high-temperature oven cooking method condenses sweetness in whole vegetables and caramelizes chopped or halved produce. While you can roast any time of year, we think October to March is prime roasting time because you won't overheat your kitchen to make these delicious vegetables, well, more delicious. Here are 10 of our most popular roasted vegetable recipes.

1. How To Roast Any Vegetable

Not all that surprising, our most popular roasted vegetable recipe of all time is actually for any vegetable. The basic rules: Cut up large vegetables, use some oil, and season well.

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2. How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Oven

It's true: Roasting whole squashes really does make them test better. We love spaghetti squash with just butter and salt, but many people love it as a substitute for pasta or topped with Parmesan cheese.

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3. How To Cook Broccoli, 5 Ways

Roasting is the most popular broccoli cooking method in my house, hands-down. The flowers get crisp and the stalks get tender. Throw some shredded cheese on top and you've got a family-friendly side dish we like to call "cheese on trees."

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4. How To Roast Beets in the Oven

This is the only way I cook whole beets! The oven makes their skin supple so you don't have to peel them, plus they become super sweet and can be eaten warm or cold after roasting.

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5. How To Cook Acorn Squash

If you find peeling and chopping acorn squash a chore, this technique is for you. Try sprinkling the halved squashes with different dried spices like cinnamon and sumac before roasting.

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6. How To Roast Frozen Butternut Squash

You do not have to break down a whole butternut squash to roast it. I repeat: You can roast frozen butternut squash straight from frozen. (And we'll teach you how.)

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7. How To Roast Garlic in the Oven

Pro tip: Any time you roast anything (vegetables, a whole chicken, and the like) roast a head of garlic too. You can use roasted garlic a dozen different ways, including tossed into pasta or smeared on crusty bread.

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8. How To Make Baked Sweet Potatoes

Roasting sweet potatoes concentrates their sweetness, while making their interior tender and creamy. No other potato is transformed by the high heat of roasting quite the same way.

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9. Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Honey

Crispy Brussels sprouts > all other Brussels sprouts. These beauties get sweetened with balsamic and honey for an impressive side dish with minimal effort.

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10. How To Make Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

The secret to crispy sweet potato fries is extra potato starch. Skip the frozen kind and try these instead.