Roasted Broccoli and Carrots

Hi friends,

I have a super easy but very tasty side dish to share today!

I love roasted vegetables – they just taste so much better to me than any other way to prepare them. This is a really easy way to roast up some broccoli and carrots – or any other vegetables that you like, cauliflower, bell peppers, etc.

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I cut my broccoli into bite-size florets and used baby carrots. (Of course you can use full size carrots, just cut them into bite-size pieces.) Put your vegetables into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder and fresh ground pepper. Toss well, adding more oil and spices as desired.

Preheat the oven to 420 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Spread the prepared vegetables onto the pan. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes. That’s it! So easy! 🙂

Here are my vegetables just before I put them in the oven.

And this is how they look after 15 minutes in the oven. Roasting brings out such wonderful flavor in the veggies! At this point, you could also sprinkle them with some grated Parmesan cheese – so yummy!

I have a Breville Convection/Toaster oven that I love using in the Summer. It’s perfect for baking or roasting and produces much less heat in the kitchen than turning on the big oven! This is a newer model of the one I have. It has a slow cook setting that mine doesn’t- how fun is that?!?! If you have ever thought about treating yourself to a small countertop convection oven, I highly recommend this one. I use mine all the time!

You can season your vegetables with any of your favorite spices or herbs before popping them in the oven. You can also use vegetable oil instead of olive oil. Which vegetables will you roast?

Happy Roasting!

Anita

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