Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
The shallots are roasted enough that they may be safe for those with GERD / Acid Reflux. (Or you could just leave them out.)

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne." -Samuel Johnson, Scholar

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is the perfect accompaniment for roasts whether it's beef, chicken or lamb. A single pan, an oven, some herbs and you're good to go. The best part is that it is the only side dish you need: it's both a vegetable and a starch.

Even better, this is a full point on your Mediterranean diet score in a single serving.


Roasted Root Vegetables

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 2 cups vegetables

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied or divided by 2. This recipe makes good leftovers. Reheat gently in the microwave.

Roasted Root Vegetables recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 16 ounces red potatoes (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 8 ounces carrots (peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 8 ounces parsnips (peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 8 ounces shallots (peeled; leave whole)
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Place a large roasting pan in the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F.

When the oven is hot, add the olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.

Add the potatoes, carrots, parsnips, shallots, rosemary, salt and pepper. Toss well to coat with the oil.

Roast the vegetables for about 30 to 40 minutes. Stir gently every 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 cups vegetables

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 220 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 5%
  Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
    Sugars 11g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 53% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 6% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 30mcg Potassium 1100mg