If you want to make people happy cook them some roasted winter vegetables and top it with a tasty sauce.  It can’t be much easier than that.  When done right, the potatoes, carrots and beets should be caramelized on the inside and perfectly browned on the outside.  Patience is the key.  Don’t take them out of the oven to early.

The winter vegetables in this recipe all came from our farm share so they were super rich with the colors of fall when they came out of the oven.  I like to call the garlic ‘aioli’ I made for this “faux aioli” just because I like the way it sounds.  I know food connoisseurs will be offended by anything that isn’t real aioli, but this sauce takes two minutes to make and doesn’t have the raw eggs that make some people shy away from real aioli.  Don’t judge please!

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Garlic 'Aioli' Pinterest

And then there are those who are against potatoes, carrots and beets for one reason or another.  Well, I could go into a diatribe about the fiber, potassium and vitamin C in potatoes or the fiber, beta carotene and antioxidants in carrots or the fiber, vitamin C  and blood pressure lowering nitrates in beets, but mostly I want to point out that the healthiest people in the world, the people with the highest longevity rates eat potatoes, carrots and beets.  That is good enough evidence for me!

Finally, there is the olive oil.  Yes, lots of olive oil.  Just as they eat in the Mediterranean.  Enjoy it!

Christine and I ate these with a simple fish recipe (tilapia with lemon, parsley and cilantro).  They would go wonderfully with almost any meat, chicken or fish.  If you are vegetarian, these would also go great with most bean dishes.  There is also the possibility of eating them on their own with a salad on the side.

Here are a few recipes I would recommend to go with roasted winter vegetables with garlic ‘aioli’:

40 Clove Chicken

Grilled Swordfish with Lemon Parsley Topping

Bean Burgers with Garlic and Sage

Armenian Losh Kebab (Lamb and Beef Burgers)

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Garlic 'Aioli'

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Garlic 'Aioli'

4.25 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 627 kcal



  • `1 large beet, peeled and cut into small ½” cubes
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into small ½” cubes
  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into small ½” cubes
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sage, dried
  • 1/2 tsp dill, dried
  • 1 tbsp rosemary, fresh or dried, minced


  • 1 clove garlic, minced fine or pressed
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, add cubed vegetables, olive oil, salt, pepper, sage, dill and rosemary. Mix well until all vegetables are evenly coated. Pour vegetables onto a large sheet pan. Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, stirring vegetables every 15 minutes. You want the vegetables to be roasted until they are caramelized and just on the edge of crispy.
  • In a small bowl, add minced garlic and mayo. Whisk in olive oil 1 Tablespoon at a time. Drizzle ‘aioli” onto vegetables and serve immediately.


Calories: 627kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 6gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 446mgPotassium: 1123mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 6069IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 3mg
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About the Author: Bill Bradley, R.D.
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  1. Irina November 15, 2023 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    5 stars

  2. Lynda November 14, 2023 at 8:29 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Waiting to try this tomorrow

    • Winter LeBlanc November 16, 2023 at 11:02 am - Reply

      We hope you enjoyed the recipe!

  3. Amber September 1, 2022 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I tried this with my family and everyone loved it very much!

  4. Alysha January 28, 2021 at 12:05 am - Reply

    I added some roasted chickpeas to make it a full meal. Delish!

  5. ANNE COLLUM October 31, 2019 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Nothing like good, healthy veggies and this recipe covers all the bases. Its a meal at our house.

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