Delicious, Oven-Roasted Vegetables Recipe (Great Appetizer or Entrée)

Updated on July 21, 2017

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

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Roasting Vegetables

This recipe for a delicious vegetable appetizer or entrée is so very easy! Amounts, ingredients, and seasonings can all be adjusted to suit individual tastes. Excess garden produce can be used or when one finds a sale price on certain vegetables in the produce section of a store; this easy recipe can be utilized for maximum benefit. Roasting can bring out the natural sweetness of vegetables and be a delicious compliment to many meals.

Enjoy!

The picture above shows the vegetables I chose to use when making my version of an Italian antipasti after they had been roasted in the oven one day. Doesn't it look scrumptious?

4.6 stars from 8 ratings of Oven Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

The nice thing about this recipe is that you can use these or substitute other vegetables that you may prefer or happen to have on hand when you are inspired to make this. There are no set amounts when it comes to the ingredients. Use more or less according to what you like.

Directions:

  1. Assemble your ingredients.
  2. Cover a baking pan or pans with heavy duty aluminum foil for easy clean-up. ( I always use several baking pans when making this recipe.)
  3. Peel and slice your onions and eggplant into thin slices putting them into a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients. Wash and slice your zucchini and peppers into equally thin slices and if you are using larger tomatoes, also slice them. ( I have roasted the small grape and cherry tomatoes whole but have also sliced larger tomatoes for equally good effect and flavor. So just use what you have on hand and/or prefer.)
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables and use salt and pepper to taste. Toss the veggies with a spoon or by hand ( Personally I use my hands so that I can tell when the vegetables are all coated evenly with the seasonings and oil ) and then lay them out onto the baking pans arranging them in a single layer.
  5. Bake in a 375 to 400 Fahrenheit degree oven approximately 30 to 60 minutes or until done to your liking. Note: If you enjoy your vegetables a little al dente you will want to pull them out sooner, or if you like them soft and caramelized ( as we do ) leave them in longer checking every so often on their progress. We bake ours about an hour because we love the caramelized flavor.
  6. Test with a sharp fork as to tenderness. You can also turn them over about half-way through the baking process to brown both sides if desired. This also redistributes the juices and keeps the vegetables from drying out.
  7. When finished baking, serve them as an appetizer warm or at room temperature which is equally good.

Alterations:

  • Vary the Vegetables: Sprinkle dried herbs of your choice over the vegetables for a slightly different flavor. Dried basil, oregano, thyme, or rosemary would all lend various flavors to the dish. You are limited only by your imagination and/or taste buds.
  • Make It a Delicious Entrée: Just toss these roasted vegetables that are room temperature into some cooked pasta (your choice of pasta), dress with extra olive oil (if needed), and sprinkle with Parmesan or Romano cheese. Serve immediately.

Hope that you will soon enjoy this vegetable recipe that can be utilized as an appetizer or as part of an entrée. Please let me know if you tried it and liked it. Also, if you have used ingredients not listed and have a different variation that you think other people may like, please post it in the comment section. Thanks, and Bon Appetit!

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      • Peggy W profile image
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        Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi peachpurple,

        I had to look up the meaning of brinjals to learn that it is what we call eggplant. I love them grilled also. :)

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        peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

        I love grilled brinjals, soft and tasty

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        Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hello IslandBites,

        Enjoy with my blessings! :))

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        Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi word55,

        I am sure that with the concentrated flavors and juices, roasting vegetables probably does not remove too much of the nutrition. I have read that in some cases cooked vegetables are actually more nutritious than raw because of how our bodies assimilate them. Not true in all cases, obviously.

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        Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hello VioletteRose,

        A bit of tumeric would also be good on roasted veggies but can discolor a roasting pan. I know this firsthand as I have done that. Ha! Using aluminum foil would eliminate that from happening.

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        IslandBites 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

        Nice!

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        Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Au fait,

        Roasting veggies like this really concentrates the flavors of them. So glad you liked this and I truly appreciate the shares.

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        Word 3 years ago from Chicago

        Peggy W, The question is: from vegetables being baked, how much nutrition is heated away and according to your recipe? or Is the nutrition maintained in the juices of the dish? I'm sure it will taste as very good though. Thanks for sharing!

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        VioletteRose 3 years ago from Chicago

        I love oven roasted vegetables. I sometimes add a bit of turmeric when I roast them. They look delicious!

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        C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

        As it happens, I have a similar recipe like this one and the veggies are so delicious there are never any leftovers! Your recipe here seems a little simper and therefore quicker and easier to prepare, which is a huge advantage from my perspective. I love baked dishes too, because one needn't stand over them to make sure they don't burn or boil over, etc.

        I'm going to try roasting veggies your way and I know it will make a nice alternative to my usual way. This is such a versatile recipe as you said, that the options are limited only by one's imagination.

        Gave you another 5 stars, voted this yummy looking recipe up and BUI, will share on FB, pinned to my "Delicious Side Dishes' board, and sharing with my followers. This would really be delicious for Thanksgiving!

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        Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi moonlake,

        All kinds of vegetables are good when roasted. I love broccoli and cauliflower and others as well. Just experiment. You might be surprised at what you like in addition to your onions and zucchini. Thanks for the pin.

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        moonlake 4 years ago from America

        They look good. We do roast vegeables once in awhile but mostly onions. We have to try the zucchini we always have lots of those in our garden. Pinned.

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        Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hello tattuwurn,

        From your comment, you must like roasted vegetables as much as we do. Thanks for your comment.

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        Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Rajan,

        I do vary the vegetables depending upon what I have on hand or what is in season. They do make a nice addition to a pasta dish as well. Appreciate your votes and the share.

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        Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Tracy Lynn Conway,

        Glad that you liked the photo at the top of this hub. The roasted vegetables taste even better than the depiction in the photo! At this time of year it is nice to get some additional heat from the oven when it is cool or even cold outside. Appreciate your comment.

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        Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Cathy Fidelibus,

        When you roast vegetables in your oven, your home will smell great as well. Nice homey aroma therapy. Ha! Enjoy...and thanks for your comment.

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        Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi sweetie,

        Yes...nothing could be easier than to take your choice of vegetables and oven roast them. It dehydrates them a bit and brings out such rich flavors. The herbs one can use also adds flavor. Enjoy! Thanks for your vote and share.

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        tattuwurn 5 years ago

        Wooooooowwww! Roasted veggies are a sure winner! Thanks for sharing. :D

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Peggy, that spread of the oven roasted vegetables look so delicious. The best part is that this can be varied as per the preference of vegetables and also as per the availability. Plus adding the options of pasta and cheese that you have suggested will make it a very interesting appetizer.

        Voting this up, interesting and of course sharing.

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        Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago from Virginia, USA

        Simple, easy and delicious. Thanks for the inspiration! That first photo really draws you in. Great hub!

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        Ms. Immortal 5 years ago from NJ

        Looks great! Thanks can't wait to make it.

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        sweetie1 5 years ago from India

        Looks very easy to make and tasty to eat. Very easy instruction and ingredients are easily available. I am going to try it out soon. voting up and sharing.

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        Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi James,

        Vegetables are so good for people to consume for good health reasons, and roasting them gives them a sweet concentrated flavor. Enjoy! and thanks for your comment.

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        James Timothy Peters 5 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

        I am going to start eating more vegetables...this looks amazing!

        Great HUB!

        Write On!

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        Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Trish,

        There is nothing easier than to roast up a pan or two of healthy vegetables. Your choice of veggies...your choice of seasonings...what could be more simple? Enjoy and thanks for your comment.

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        Tricia Mason 5 years ago from The English Midlands

        Hi :)

        You make it sound so simple.

        I'll have to try this :)

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        Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hello WhiteOak,

        I also love roasted vegetables and you are correct in that the flavors become intensified. Thanks for your comment and the link.

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        Eva Thomas 6 years ago from Georgia

        I went ahead and added this link to my Easy Freeze Entrees hub. This would make a great addition to some of my recipes and ideas. Your recipe sounds yummy! I really love roasted vegetables. By roasting vegetables their taste really intensifies which I really enjoy.

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        Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi JamaGenee,

        Roasted vegetables take on a sweeter taste especially when partially carmelized. It also makes the house smell great if you like those flavors and scents. Nice time of year to be using the oven! Thanks for your comment.

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        Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi SanneL,

        You could mix a few roasted vegetables into an omelet and call it whatever meal you like...breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. There's your solution. Ha! Thanks for your comment.

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        Joanna McKenna 6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

        I'd decided I wasn't all that fond of eating the red and orange peppers in my fridge raw, but suspect I'll *love* them roasted. Thanks!

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        SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

        Peggy, I'm drooling, and it's only seven o'clock in the morning!! I guess it's to early for dinner!?

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        Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Billy,

        You could probably roast vegetables on the hood of a car these days with the kind of temperatures we are having. Ha!

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        billyaustindillon 6 years ago

        Gives me some great ideas for another warm summer day again - thanks Peggy

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        Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Ripplemaker,

        This roasted vegetable recipe is a good one. Enjoy and thanks for the comment.

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        Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

        yummy, yummy Peggy! I want to make this one too! :)

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        Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hello KoffeeKlatch Gals,

        Thanks for the votes and comment. I'm overdue in making more of these roasted vegetables. It really is a delicious recipe...and so good for one!

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        Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

        Peggy, I love recipes like this. Rated up, awesome and bookmarked.

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        Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Cheryl,

        As cold as it is predicted to be today some nice roasted vegetables in the oven would do three things. Provide healthy vegetables to eat, make a nice aroma in the house and help to heat the house. Sounds like a plan! Thanks for your comment on this delicious recipe that can be an appetizer or entree.

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        Cheryl J. 7 years ago from Houston, TX

        Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe on roasted vegetables. This is a great way to stay healthy and enjoy a variety of veggies.

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        Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hello sherrylou57,

        Obviously I agree with you about these roasted vegetables being delicious. Think I'll make some more today! Thanks for the comment.

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        sherrylou57 7 years ago from Riverside

        peggy this is a very delicious hub about roasted vegetables. I love healthy veggies!!

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        Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Tony,

        Thanks for commenting on this recipe hub about roasted vegetables as an appetizer or entree. Hope you enjoy the new ideas. Love and peace to you!

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        Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

        I love roasted veggies and this has given me some new ideas to try. Thanks.

        Love and peace

        Tony

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        Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi DjBryle,

        Enjoy this roasted vegetable recipe and try experimenting with other vegetables as well. I love what the roasting does to cauliflower for example. Thanks for the comment and votes!

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        DjBryle 7 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

        Hey, Peggy, I am hungry after reading your hub! THanks fo sharing... gotta go at the kitchen and try your recipe! lol! Voted up and useful! =)

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        Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hello Sa`ge,

        Good idea! Will have to roast some vegetables and toss them with quinoa and sprinkle them with chili powder. Sounds delicious! I also like spicy foods. Thanks!

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        Sa`ge 7 years ago from Barefoot Island

        This is another great recipe. I like roasting veggies then cooking quinoa sprinkle some chili powder toss well then add the veggies and toss again. I love spicy food :D Voted this up. :D so did the other :D aloha

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        Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi billyaustindillon,

        Bell peppers and all kinds of other vegetables are great on the grill. Love 'em!

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        billyaustindillon 7 years ago

        Nice hub Peggy we roast a lot of Vegetables - especially on the grill in Summer. Those bell peppers are perfect grilled.

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        Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi loveofnight,

        Love pesto! Your vegetable sandwich sounds like a good one! Thanks!

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        loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

        one way that i like this recipe is to get you 2 slices of crusty bread/your favorite bread, add a nice layer of your homemade pesto sauce/store bought, top with your veggies and a leaf of lettuce for that clean crisp feel......this is a great summer sandwich.

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        Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi loveroflife,

        This vegetable recipe that can be used as an appetizer or even become part of an entree is tasty and healthy as you indicated. We love it! Thanks for the comment.

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        loveroflife 8 years ago

        Looks like a tasty and healthy dish.

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        Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hello bakerthelo,

        Oh...I am so sorry that you cannot enjoy these. You are allergic to ALL fruits and vegetables? Have you consulted with an allergist? It must be tough avoiding all fruits and veggies because they are so often used in cooking other foods.

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        bakerthelo 8 years ago from Las Vegas

        I have always been envious of people who can eat fruits and vegetables, entirley because I am alergic to them. I wish I wan't though, that looks like another dish I can't ever get to enjoy

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        Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Mardi,

        We love feta cheese. Great idea! Will use it next time I roast some veggies. Thanks!

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        Mardi Winder-Adams 8 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

        Peggy, I love roasted vegetables and this is the perfect time of year to get the best! If you like feta cheese, add a few chunks and let it melt in - delicious as a side with roast pork or chicken. Think I will make some tonight.

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        Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Pachuca213,

        This vegetable recipe IS yummy! Had some just last night. If you try it, let me know what you think. Thanks.

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        Pachuca213 8 years ago

        This looks absolutely yummy!

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        Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi shamelabboush,

        Here is a napkin. LOL Glad you liked the looks of this vegetable appetizer / entree. I am going into the kitchen right now to make more!

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        shamelabboush 8 years ago

        Oh my, this looks DELICIOUS!!!!! Wow...I almost drooled... :)

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        Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Pete,

        It is so good! Think that I will make more today! Not surprised to hear that you also do a similar thing with your background. Thanks for the comment.

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        Pete Maida 8 years ago

        We do that sort of thing. We use it for our main vegetable and sometimes it will be part of an all vegetable night.

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        Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Ethel,

        What I really like about this vegetable recipe is the ease of making it. It is so versatile. Took that photo with my digital camera the last time I made it and had this thought to share it with others on hubpages. We love it!

        Thanks for making the first comment.

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        Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

        Yummy. The first photo looks scrummy and has all of the ingredients that I love.

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