Fall and winter are the times of the year when we crave hearty, comfort food. What better way to satisfy our seasonal cravings than with a collection of root vegetable recipes? Because root vegetables absorb nutrients from the soil they are jam-packed with antioxidants, Vitamins C, B, A, and iron. They are also filled with carbohydrates and fiber, which make you feel full, help regulate your blood sugar and aid your digestive system.
Enjoy these wonderful root vegetable recipes!
Most root vegetables are available throughout the year, but their prime season for buying fresh-picked is fall through spring, with the exception of beets, which arrive in the late summer and early fall. When buying root vegetables in the grocery store, the best rule to follow is the harder, the better. When buying root veggies that come with leafy greens, make sure the stems and leaves of the greens are firm and bright. When fresh root vegetables aren’t available, the freezer case should provide some options, especially sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes and beets. If you’re looking to make these root vegetable recipes a bit easier (weeknight dinners, for example), Tommy’s Superfoods Root Fusion has you covered!
Hope you enjoy!
Golden Beet Chips with Spicy Goat Cheese Dip
Make healthy root vegetable chips at home for an extra special treat or appetizer. If you’re not a fan of extra spicy, just cut back on the amount of red pepper flakes you add it. If you’re pressed for time, why not just drizzle the goat cheese dressing over some Tommy’s Root Fusion? Happy munching!
Beet, Goat Cheese and Honey Tarts
This fancy-looking beet, goat cheese and honey tart looks fancy (and beautiful) but it’s quite simple and quick to make when you use a pre-made sheet of puff pastry and be be easily customized with your favorite herbs.
Baked Garlic Sweet Potato Fries
We love it when garlic is in our root vegetable recipes! These baked sweet potato fries are so much tastier and healthier than the fried version you often find in restaurants, and they’re deliciously crisp on the outside and tender on the inside!
Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These stuffed sweet potatoes with scrambled eggs, maple sausage, cherry tomatoes and avocado are so good you’ll want them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Use your favorite meatless sausage for a vegetarian-friendly version. If you’re not in the mood for roasting and hollowing out potatoes, why not have it as a scramble with a side of Tommy’s Sweet Potatoes instead?
Beet Sandwich with Goat Cheese
Beets might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sandwiches, but this one is tender and with plenty of flavor. Sweetness meets a hint of spice with fresh ginger, scallions, and fennel with a bit of mustard.
Colorful Beet Salad with Carrot, Quinoa & Spinach
This healthy beet salad features superfoods like carrot, quinoa, spinach, edamame and avocado. It’s colorful, nutritious, and delicious! Recipe yields two meal-sized salads or four side salads. For more veggie variety in root vegetable recipes like this one, roast and then chill Tommy’s Root Fusion and add it to any salad!
Raw Root Vegetable Salad
This raw root vegetable salad will look so beautiful on your table and it provides lots of delicious flavors and crunch. Get creative and play a bit with the varieties of vegetables you include.
Tommy’s Root Fusion & Spinach Salad
This simple 5-ingredient recipe can be thrown together in minutes and pairs naturally with a broad range of entrees: Grilled or roasted fish, chicken breast, pork chops, or stuffed portabella mushrooms. For this salad we recommend Annie’s dressings — especially the raspberry vinaigrette!
Southwestern Kale Power Salad with Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Avocado Sauce
This super healthy kale and quinoa salad features spicy sweet potato, black beans and a creamy avocado sauce. Not only is it gluten-free but it’s also vegan. Leftovers can easily be packed up for lunch the next day. Like with other root vegetable recipes, you can add roasted and then chilled Tommy’s Root Fusion to this or any other salad for a hassle-free substitute!
Creamy Thai Carrot Sweet Potato Soup
This flavorful, Thai-spiced carrot and sweet potato soup will warm you up on a chilly night! The addition of tamari almonds results in a nice, crunchy bite.
Grain Bowls with Maple Chipotle Brussels Sprouts and Coconut Sweet Potatoes
One of the many great features of grain bowls is that you can create them using leftovers from many different recipes – in this case, brussel sprouts and roasted sweet potatoes. Get creative and try different varieties!
Roasted Carrots with Honey Butter
This simple and easy to prepare side dish features roasted carrots tossed in a light honey butter. If you’re short on preparation time this one can be quick to toss together. Weeknight dinner? Why not whisk together a bit of honey butter to drizzle over Tommy’s Root Fusion? Yes, please!
Asian Roasted Carrots and Broccoli
This super quick and easy side dish has a short ingredient list and takes only a few minutes to prepare. Make extra for lunch the next day or to add to rice noodles, rice or quinoa for a second dinner.
Sauteed Root Vegetables with Honey Soy Sauce
Sauté root vegetables and then toss in a mixture of honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, and fresh shiso leaves for a light and flavorful side dish. If shiso leaves are unavailable in your area, use equal parts of fresh basil and mint instead.
Easy Ranch Baby Carrots
Baby carrots roast up tender on the inside and crisp on the outside when coated in this homemade ranch dressing seasoning. Experiment with herbs to create new and different varieties.
Garlic Roasted Carrots
With just a handful of simple ingredients – olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper, this quick to prepare recipe results in amazing flavors that everyone will want second helpings of.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Pepita Dip
Add something new to taco night with roasted sweet potatoes, spicy black beans and cilantro, avocado and pepita dip. Simple modification can make this recipe both gluten-free and vegan.
Pan-Roasted Chicken With Vegetables and Dijon Jus
This simple recipe can be cooked in one cast iron skillet resulting in crispy chicken, root vegetables with an excellent flavor and a gravy that turning the drippings into a lemony-dijon sauce.
Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls with Mascarpone Icing
Nothing says “winter breakfast”quite like fresh-baked cinnamon rolls served straight out of the oven! This carrot cake version add some extra nutrition and flavor that also makes a delicious dessert.
Carrot Cake Bread with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting
The decadently delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting will certainly become a favorite for dessert and parties. Can also be made without the Nutella for those avoiding nuts.
Cider Vinaigrette Roasted Root Vegetables
This recipe calls for parsnips, golden beets, carrots, and yams, but you swap those out and add in your favorite root vegetables. Also, this is an easy recipe to make ahead of time and then simply re-heat when you’re preparing dinner.
Winter Root Vegetable Slaw
If you don’t like cabbage, this root vegetable slaw will quickly become a favorite. With a mixture of sweet and spicy winter roots, you’ll love the flavor and crunch (and if you like cabbage, feel free to add a little to it!)
Turkey Stew with Root Vegetables
Nothing says winter like a hearty stew with lots of root vegetables! This version features turkey with rutabagas, turnips and carrots and will last you all week for several addition meals.
Sweet Potato Hash Browns
This simply delicious take on hash browns uses grated sweet potatoes, butter, salt and pepper.
Serve with a side of fried eggs and enjoy for breakfast, brunch or weekend lunch.
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup
This creamy sweet potato soup features onions, celery, leeks, and garnet sweet potato yams. It’s seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg, giving off hints of pumpkin pie and holiday cheer!