Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetables #SimplyPotatoes

Monday, November 13, 2017

Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetables #SimplyPotatoes




I have always been a vegetable lover. I'll eat them raw, grilled, sauteed, smoked or roasted. It doesn't matter to me how they come, as long as I have a nice big helping on my plate at least once a day. I haven't met a vegetable that I don't like, but I will admit that I didn't have my first sweet potato until about 2 years ago. My mom made them often when were were growing up, but I always passed them over for the russet variety. Last year I found a recipe for pecan topped sweet potatoes that had me hooked on making them more often, but as much as I love them, I really hate peeling and dicing them because they are so firm. My hands always feel tired and achy after preparing two or three, and that usually makes me pause when I think about adding them to the weekly dinner menu. However, when I heard that I could get pre-peeled and diced sweet potatoes from my grocers refrigerated section, I couldn't wait to snap some up. Simply Potatoes® offers a delicious assortment of fresh, never frozen potatoes ready to go from fridge to table in minutes.

Simply Potatoes

Simply Potatoes® Diced Sweet Potatoes are slightly sweet and vitamin packed, so you know it's a great addition to the dinner table. I love that they come unseasoned because I can add my own ingredients to dress them up any way I like.

Simply Potatoes Sweet Potatoes

This week I was craving a medley of roasted veggies, but I didn't want them just tossed in olive oil and roasted. I thought I'd add a little sweetness to the mix and whipped up a batch of Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetables.
 
Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Because I didn't have to spend a lot of time messing with peeling and dicing sweet potatoes, I could spend a little more time adding in some of my favorite, easy to chop veggies.

Maple Glazed Roased Vegetables

Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Since I love sweet potatoes and squash together, I started with those as my first two ingredient choices. Then I raided the fridge to see what else I had and pulled out some brussel sprouts and carrots to toss into the mix. I think you could use a wide variety of veggies for this recipe and it would be delicious any way you toss it together. Once I pulled the steaming veggies out of the oven, I sprinkled some dried cranberries and pecans over the top to give it a little more color and finish off the dish. End result? Perfection!

Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetables



Yield: Serves 6 to 8

Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetables

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 bag Simply Potatoes® Diced Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups brussel sprouts, rinsed and patted dry
  • 3 medium carrots, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  •  2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel and dice butternut squash. Trim off the ends of the brussel sprouts and slice each down the center. Slice carrots into 1/4 inch rounds. Place diced vegetables into a large bowl. Add in entire bag of Simply® Potatoes Diced Sweet Potatoes. Drizzle vegetables with olive oil, then toss to coat.
  3. Spread vegetables onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. While vegetables are baking, in a small sauce pan, mix together maple syrup and brown sugar. Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. 
  5. Remove vegetables from oven. Pour syrup mixture over the top, then use a spatula to toss vegetables, coating them with the syrup.
  6. Return pan to oven and roast another 20 minutes, or until the tops start to turn golden brown and glaze over.
  7. Remove from oven. Sprinkle dried cranberries and pecans over the top of the dish. Serve immediately.


Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetables
Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetables

I love how using Simply Potatoes® made this dish come together quite easily. Because Simply Potatoes® uses only the freshest potatoes, uses real ingredients, and never freezes them, you are getting potatoes straight from the farm, to the fridge, to the table in no time. They also have a wide variety of other potato offerings, from hash browns to mashed potatoes, to steakhouse seasoned, you can easily fit Simply Potatoes® into the menu rotation from breakfast through dinner.


This Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetable recipe was my own creation, but you can find many more tempting recipes on the Simply Potatoes® website. Be sure to stop by and grab a new recipe for a little dinnertime lift or add in a new dish to your holidays this year.


What are your favorite vegetables to roast?






42 comments:

  1. I can't believe Americans are so lazy that even potatoes have to be cut for them :))))
    I've never tried them either, we did started getting them in some of the bigger shops recently, but they are like ten times more expensive than the regular potatoes.
    Love seeing you use sprouts, dear! Told you they're lovely baked!
    I'd add onions in it too and replace sugar with salt :) I do love to bake potatoes together with pumpkins! I usually season them with vegeta.
    You did a lovely promo!

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    1. We do love our convenience foods. However, for people like Jason who can't hold or pinch things for more than a few seconds without feeling pain in their hands, it's a good solution. He's never been able to help me peel potatoes, which sucks when I have to host dinner for a large crowd.

      I do love roasted sprouts! Roasted anything, really, especially cauliflower. We eat that a lot since I switched to a veg diet.

      I don't know what it is with you and Jason liking salt. I try to avoid it where possible. Well, unless I mix sea salt with my chocolate, that's a whole nother story ;) I just ran out of the vegeta that you sent me, but thankfully found some huge canisters of it in our ethnic section on clearance. I snapped them up and thankfully won't have to worry about running out anytime soon.

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    2. You did? In the middle of Indiana? Oh, wow! I use it everywhere, and don't even have salt in the house, just vegeta :) Imma gonna put it in my falafel too tomorrow for lunch :) How do you bake cauliflower? Just with some salt and oil, not precooked?
      What's wrong with Jason's paws?
      Ewww on salted chocolate, what a crime :PP

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    3. I was surprised to find it at the grocers. I was walking down the aisle and boom, there it was!
      I do my cauliflower with tossed in olive oil then roasted. Sometimes I'll dip it in beaten eggs then dipped in panko then roast. Olive oil and a sprinkling of dry ranch dressing is really good too. I never get bored with cooking it.
      Jason either has carpel tunnel or arthritis according to his doctor. They'll have to do scans to get to the root of the problem. He just can't hold things for a long time or really squeeze stuff without pain shooting through them paws :(

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    4. Holy hell, hope he is not growing claws :( Isn't he too young for such problems? Not that illness chooses whom to attack! My mom has joint pain and constantly uses all kinds of creams and gels for it. I get pain in my legs for sitting all day long working, so I also use gels with chestnut, calendula, arnica, rosemary, mint, pine and godknowswhatnotelseinit.

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    5. Well, we are pushing 40 and you know that means we are no longer spring chickens ;) He does use creams and such to help but I think it will probably need to be surgically corrected. I know his knees are going bad too. His dad had knee replacements, so that might be a family thing with bad joints?

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  2. This is a great dish to take to a Thanksgiving dinner. I really like cauliflower roasted, but the rest of my family likes it raw.

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    1. I like it raw too, dipped in ranch, otherwise I feel it's just bland. I love it roasted though and will eat that plain.

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  3. Carrots, broccoli and brussel sprouts I'll eat, but potato anything, nope. Mom used to force me to eat them, ever sense then, nope lol

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  4. I used to stock those all the time when I worked in dairy, which also puzzled me on why they were in that section.

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    1. They were in our refrigerated bread section, with the bagels and such.

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  5. I am going to have to pick some of these up. We are hosting Christmas and these would make life so much easier.

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    1. Definitely much easier Robin, which is fabulous when you have a million other holiday things to do.

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  6. Wow this maple glazed roasted vegetables recipe is certainly making me want to eat my veggies. Perhaps it will inspire the kids to eat theirs too? Thanks!

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    1. It worked for my picky eater kids, so hopefully it will work for yours too :)

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  7. That is such a great side! These are so perfect for Thanksgiving. I love using these potatoes to make cooking so much easier.

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  8. Simply Potatoes is going to be my new go to! They're perfect for making dinner quick and easy. No peeling or dicing. Yay!

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  9. I did not grow up eating sweet potatoes, and I am so glad they are now mainstream, because they are delicious! Thanks for sharing this, I can't wait to cook some up without having to dice them myself!

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    1. I hear ya, Mitch. Funny how what we didn't eat as kids are now dietary staples when we get older.

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  10. I am a sucker for roasted vegetables and love the idea of adding a maple glaze. That seems to provide the perfect fall touch.

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  11. This is an awesome way to add some extra flavor to veggies and sweet potatoes! I like the sound of that glaze!

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  12. Those sheet vegetables and potatoes looks fantastic! I love that you added pecans for some flavor and crunch.

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  13. I love roasted vegetables. They're such a delicious and easy side dish for any occasion.

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  14. Now, isn't this a blessing! I love the fact that they're already peeled and sliced, all you have to do is add it to the recipe! It's definitely going to make the Holiday prep easier for us!

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  15. What a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving! Definitely an option I would have on the table!

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  16. I love roasted vegetables and recently tried some with maple syrup. I love the idea of buying the veggies already peeled and sliced. What a time saver.

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  17. This looks so good! I will definitely try this!

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  18. I like this recipe. It sure looks like a tasty vegetable dish my whole family will love. The maple glaze gave these roasted veggies a new life!

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  19. Wow! These look incredible! I absolutely LOVE the fact that they are done on one pan! An easy-peasy cleanup is definitely my cup of tea!

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  20. Colorful and yummy dish! I enjoy eating fruits than veggies:)

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  21. I am all for roasted veggies. I am loving the combo and I wonder what this would taste like with maple syrup?

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    1. Kiwi, girl you would love it! My husband doesn't care for squash but he was like "these veggies are kick ass!" Had to be the maple syrup glaze that won him over.

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  22. Wow this looks delicious! I'm book marking this for Thanksgiving!

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  23. Oh man that looks so good! I just finished lunch, which included sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts. Nom Nom! My favorite roasted veggie is asparagus - add just a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper, and put them in the oven at 400 degrees for approximately 15 minutes - man, I could eat the whole sheet pan! It's so funny, because growing up I absolutely DESPISED asparagus. So funny how our taste buds change as we get older.
    I'll be trying this recipe out - I've already printed it out and it's going home with me today! LOL!

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    1. My mom never made us asparagus growing up, so I actually didn't have it until I was in my early 20's when a friend invited me over for dinner. I immediately fell in love with them and was pretty miffed my mom never introduced me to them when we were kids. I'm like you and can eat and entire bunch of them on my own. Sometimes I'll sprinkle powdered ranch dressing over the tops before roasting them and mmmmmm. So good!

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  24. This look so delicious and easy to make! Perfect for the holidays. Sweet potatoes and squash together is also one of my favorite combinations!

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  25. They look so yum! My kids love sweet potatoes so much and it's good for them

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  26. Oh I love sweet potatoes but never ate them like this! Yum Yum!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  27. They sure look pretty on the table. I've always favored russets...3 of my kids LOVE sweet potatoes though!

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