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Eat More Vegetables Challenge Day 13: Transform Your Veggies with This Go-To Vegetable-Cooking Technique

By Gretel H. Schueller, July 1, 2013 - 10:56am

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Roasting brings out sweet flavors, transforming even the most challenging-to-love vegetables, such as cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, or root vegetables, such as carrots, beets, parsnips and sweet potatoes, into something that can taste as sweet as candy.

Here are 3 Secrets to Perfectly Roasted Vegetables Every Time:
1. Make sure you cut the vegetables into equal-size pieces. That way they’ll all cook at the same rate.
2. Spread the vegetables evenly on your baking sheet or roasting pan so they don’t touch. Crowded vegetables just create extra moisture and steam in the pan. (When in doubt, use two pans.)
3. Stir once or twice while cooking so the vegetables get nicely browned on all sides.

Get specific instructions for how to roast 12 different vegetables with our How to Roast Vegetables Guide.

Recipe of the Day: Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
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Watch: How to Cook Beets
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Free Vegetable Side Dish Cookbook

For more tips and recipes, visit our Eat More Vegetables Challenge page.

TAGS: Gretel H. Schueller, Health Blog, Eat More Vegetables Challenge, Health, Nutrition

Gretel H. Schueller
Gretel H. Schueller is an award-winning journalist and book author. A graduate of New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, she’s put her master's in journalism to good use. While on assignment, she has eaten backyard weeds, harvested cactus buds in an Arizona desert and made goat cheese in Greece.

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