Friday, February 24, 2017

Day 2689 - Sheet Pan Vegetables

Looking for a quick healthy meal?

I'm on the hunt for ways to make vegetables more appealing.  I have two "growing boys" in my house (although one is in his 50s) who require tasty food.  The first thing they do when they wake up is ask what's for dinner. Apparently my answer sets the course for their entire day (no pressure).

Given we've also got a vegetarian in the house who likes to eat "clean", and I'm back on track for optimum health, I've got to find a good balance of taste versus healthy.  They don't always go hand in hand.

So here's my sheet pan vegetables recipe which was a big hit for all concerned.  Please keep in mind this comes to you from a non-chef non-foodie.

Here's how to do it:

Preheat oven to 220 degrees celcius.

Line a shallow baking tray or lasagne dish with baking paper.

Choose what vegetables you'd like and cut into bite size pieces.

I used:

  • half an onion
  • 3 potatoes 
  • 2 zucchinis 
  • half a bunch of asparagus
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 red capsicum 
  • a hand full of green beans
For seasoning I used:
  • Olive oil
  • a bunch of dried rosemary
  • salt
  • pepper

In a bowl mix a good amount of olive oil, salt and pepper, then add the potatoes, onion, zucchini, carrots, rosemary and stir.


Spread these vegetables evenly on the tray and bake for 15 minutes at 220 degrees.

While the heavier vegetables are cooking add more oil, salt and pepper to a bowl and stir through the capsicum, beans and asparagus.  

Add these to the other vegetables and cook for a further 15 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are cooked through.

Serve with rice, on their own or with meat of your choice.  We had ours with steak and the family gave it a big thumbs up.

Put any left-overs in the fridge and eat cold for lunch the next day.  As often happens the flavour is enhanced on day two and the vegetarian daughters said they were a lunch box winner.

Do you cook sheet pan vegetables?

What vegetable combinations and seasonings do you use?

Are there any other great vegetable options out there? 


  1. I'm a big fan of vegies - I do something similar to this, only in my air fryer :-)

  2. People who wake up in the morning and ask what's for dinner make me feel tired. Heh, good luck to you!
    One of my favourites is tumeric and cumin roasted cauliflower.

  3. Ha! We've just gotten excited because my 4yo has decided that he now eats peas and corn �� He won't even eat mashed potatoes!

  4. I'm trying to get the man baby to love vegetables as much as me - this baked ratatouille with parmesan crumb is yum and for something a bit different and even my fussy eater in residence will eat this Pumpkin, Chickpea and Silverbeet Bake Your tray looks delicious, I've got everything in too, so might have to give it a go with some value added chilli flakes!

  5. All in the pan with lashings of butter and sliced cherry toms is my fave!

  6. I love roast veggies, but tend to stick to root veg so this is a good recipe for me to try. Great!

  7. Oh I am so hungry just reading this - one of my fav ways to eat veggies.

  8. Sometimes I do this in the afternoon and then just before dinner I whisk up a few eggs, pour it over the top and pop it back into the oven for approximately 10 minutes and there is dinner done! Thanks for linking up with the Ultimate Rabbit Hole xox

  9. The third chapter focuses solely on defining what is a vegetable, both in botanical and in layman's terms. There is a brief history on how and when some food was classified as vegetables.


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