How Long You Need to Roast Different Vegetables
If you’re looking for an easy way to cook vegetables, roasting is just for you. You only need to slice veggies, toss them with oil and salt, and put them in the oven. However, it’s also essential not to undercook or overcook produce.
5-Minute Crafts has prepared some tips to roast different vegetables correctly.
Use enough oil and salt
After cutting veggies into pieces, add some oil to them. You can use olive, avocado, coconut, or any other oil you like. It will give vegetables a smooth, glossy finish and add tasty flavor. Make sure that you didn’t add too much — there shouldn’t be oil puddles at the bottom of the bowl or plate. 1 or 2 tablespoons is usually enough.
Also, don’t forget to toss the veggies with some salt and seasoning according to your preference. Try to distribute them evenly over the pieces.
Give the vegetables space.
Try to make some space around the produce on the baking sheet. It will help you to achieve roasting, not steaming. Preheat the oven before putting the vegetables there so the oven is good and hot. 425°F (218°С) is a good temperature for roasting. However, you can choose a higher or lower one if you’d like.
Choose the right roasting time for each vegetable.
You can use the following roasting time guide while cooking (it’s calculated for cutting into 1-inch (2.5 cm) vegetable pieces:
- Tomatoes — 15 minutes
- Kale — 15 minutes
- Bell peppers — 20 minutes
- Green beans — 20 minutes
- Asparagus — 20 minutes
- Yellow squash — 20 minutes
- Zucchini — 20 minutes
- Eggplant — 25 minutes
- Cauliflower — 25 minutes
- Broccoli — 25 minutes
- Brussels sprouts — 25 minutes
- Butternut squash — 30 minutes
- Cabbage — 30 minutes
- Carrots — 30 minutes
- Sweet potatoes — 30 minutes
- Onions — 35 minutes
- Corn (cobs left whole with husks) — 40 minutes
- Potatoes — 45 minutes
- Beets — 1 hour