Italian Oven Roasted Vegetables

Simple and pleasing oven roasted vegetables, the Romance way! Not your medium back containerful! These veggies testament be your new pet! Comes together in 20 mins or so. 

  1. Garlic! Lots of garlic, in fact. In this recipe, I usually add 10-12 garlic cloves. Once roasted, the garlic lavishes a welcomed sweetness and earthiness.
  2. Quality olive oil. I use a lighter olive oil with a hint of fruitiness here. And although the recipe says “drizzle,” the key is not to skimp on the oil. You will need a generous enough amount to make sure everything is well coated. This gives great flavor and allows the veggies, especially the zucchini and tomato to char a little.
  3. Keep the seasoning simple. True to Italian flavors, I used a little dried oregano and thyme (an already mixed Italian seasoning would work great here). I like to serve grated Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper flakes next to these oven roasted veggies. That way, those who need a little more punch, can sprinkle away!

  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, cleaned, ends trimmed
  • 12 oz baby potatoes, scrubbed (Or cut potatoes in halves or cubes depending on size. You want them to be small)
  • 12 oz Campari tomatoes (grape or cherry tomatoes will work also)
  • 2 zucchini (or summer squash), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 10-12 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving, optional
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the mushrooms, veggies, and garlic in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle generously with olive oil (about 1/4 cup olive oil or so). Add the dried oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  3. Take the potatoes only and spread them on a lightly-oiled baking sheet. Roast in heated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and then add the mushrooms and remaining vegetables. Return to oven to roast for another 20 minutes until the veggies are fork-tender (some charring is good!)
  4. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

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