Fresh, bright vegetables oven roasted on a sheet pan, seasoned with garlic, Parmesan cheese, and herbs. Serve as a side dish, toss with pasta, mix into soups or stir-fries.
This is a quick, healthy, easy one-pan dish for when you’re craving something fresh and light to drive away the winter blahs.
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As much as I adore comfort food, once winter is over and spring is in the air, I start to crave things that are fresher and lighter.
This recipe is a versatile bit of delicious. Serve it as-is for a fantastic side dish. Toss it with butter and pasta. Add it to soup and stir-fries. Or add some leftover Slow Cooker “Rotisserie” Chicken at the end for a complete meal.
Before you start prepping the veggies, get the garlic, shallot, and herbs infusing in the olive oil. If you have time, do this early in the day or even the day before.
Slice the zucchini and yellow squash into half moons. About 1/4 inch thick is good. Don’t stress over it too much, just try to keep them consistent.
Slice the red pepper. Green, yellow, and orange peppers work great, too. But I love the color and flavor of the red ones.
Quarter the mushrooms. I love baby bellas (a.k.a. cremini or baby Portobello). They have a rich, earthy flavor. But regular white button mushrooms are tasty, too.
If your snap peas aren’t thawed, run them under cold(ish) water and blot them dry. Ok, so frozen snap peas aren’t technically fresh, but they’re available year-round.
Trim the asparagus by bending one and letting it snap where it wants to. Then trim the rest at that point and cut into 1-2 inch pieces. Don’t throw away the trimmings; freeze them to flavor your next pot of soup (remove them before serving, they’re much too woody to eat).
Throw everything on the sheet pan, drizzle with the olive oil mixture, and toss it all together until eveything is mixed and well coated.
Bake it for 15 minutes; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Stir and return it to the oven to bake another 10-15 minutes.
Here they are fresh out of the oven. They smell heavenly!
Sprinkle them with some extra Parmesan cheese and enjoy!
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