We rarely get to talk about root vegetables on the blog. Root vegetables grow underground – think about carrots, beets, radishes, sweet potatoes, yam, potatoes, etc. Most of these are affordable and can be used in various savory and sweet dishes. They are also primarily available during Spring, Summer, and Fall months.
Another perk? These vegetables tend to store well; buy what you need so you can use them later. Store them in your refrigerator or leave them in a basket in your pantry. They taste very delicious, but they’re also versatile and convenient – who doesn’t love a good deal?
Root vegetables are a great source of fiber, potassium, and magnesium. They can be used in many ways, from soups and stews to mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. Here are 15 easy and delicious recipes with root vegetables:
Grated Parmesan cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh garlic, eggs, and fresh ginger and milk create a wonderful twist to the classic potato casserole.
This beef stew with sweet potatoes recipe is spicy and well seasoned with fresh herbs, spices, and Noubess Berbere Seasoning.
A quick, one-pot, and delicious meal to make on busy weeknights. A simple codfish recipe with tomatoes with a side of boiled plantains might be ideal, but why not make it with potatoes instead.
Haitian Bouillon, or Beef and Veggies Soup, is hearty, delicious and a favorite staple meal served on Saturday in most Haitian households.
Roasted Beets, Radishes, and Basil Salad simply delicious and healthy. Who does not like a good salad for lunch?
Radish juice is full of health benefits, a bit spicy in taste, and may not be your favorite fresh vegetable juice. But it won’t hurt to try it as it contains many great health benefits, including antioxidants.
Beet, Spinach, and Carrot Juice have been my go-to energy drink for many years.
Sweet Potatoes with Vinaigrette is a dish from the Caribbean. The main ingredient, Caribbean Sweet Potato, can be substituted for any type of red-skinned, white flesh potatoes. The Caribbean Sweet potato is also called white sweet potato, patate, batata boniato, or camote.
The perfect Glazed Carrots recipe! What is better than a delicious and tasty carrot side dish at the dinner table? Carrot is one of the most versatile vegetables to cook anytime.
Crunchy chayote and sweet potatoes seasoned and pan-roasted in an aromatic blend of herbs and dried spices. Pan-Roasted Chayote with Sweet Potatoes with Herbs is an ideal side dish for family dinners.
The ultimate comfort food, Potatoes au Gratin made simply with sliced potatoes, Smoked Herrings, heavy cream, grated cheese, Noubess Hot Sauce, and Noubess Seafood Seasoning.
This Easy Potato, Onion, and Tomato Bake are super easy to make and ridiculously satisfying. Make with parboil potatoes, tomatoes, cheese, onion, fresh garlic, cheddar cheese, and Noubess Beau Monde Seasoning.
These easy oven-roasted potatoes make the perfect side dish for Roasted Pork Ribs. The Noubess No Salt Cajun Seasoning adds the perfect balance of earthy and smoky flavors.
This Kale, Roasted Beets, and Carrots Salad is healthy and packed with delicious crunchy flavors from all the ingredients. This is the perfect salad for entertaining picky eaters, can be made in advance, and is ideal for easy weeknight meals.
This recipe is super simple and perfect for anyone who wants to make a side dish in bulk. I like to eat yucca with red onions and my Chicken in Creole Sauce.
Root vegetables are one of my favorite things to cook with. I love being able to throw a bunch in a pot and walk away, but they can also be used in many different ways.
Why are root vegetables good for you?
Root vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They’re also low in calories and fat and high in complex carbohydrates.
Root vegetables are available all year long, but they’re especially good during the fall and winter months when they’re in season as they make perfect for creating delicious comfort food recipes.
You can find root vegetables at most grocery stores or farmer’s markets. If you have a garden, you can grow them yourself!
We want to leave you with a few last words of advice. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive or boring. We think that many of the recipes above prove that point quite nicely! You don’t need to go out and buy every vegetable under the sun—try some new recipes and see what you’re missing out on. And who knows? Maybe your taste in food will change enough that you start craving more root vegetables! Give it a try, and let us know how you like it.