Roasted Root Vegetables with Squash and Pumpkin

Homemade Roasted Root Vegetables with Squash and Pumpkin

Root veggies offer many health benefits:

  1. High in fiber
  2. Good source of vitamin A and C
  3. Can help with weight loss
  4. Contains antioxidants
  5. Can lower cholesterol
  6. Great for skin and eyes


1 pound fresh pumpkin, remove seeds and cut into 1-inch chunks

1 small butternut squash, seeded and peeled

1 large sweet potato, peeled

3 Tablespoons olive oil

1.5 teaspoons Kosher sale

1.5 teaspoon ground pepper


Cut the pumpkin, squash and sweet potato into 1-inch cubes. All the vegetables will shrink while baking, so don’t cut them too small.

Place all the cut vegetables in a single layer on 2 baking sheets. Drizzle them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss well. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until all the vegetables are tender, turning once with a metal spatula.

Sprinkle with parsley, season to taste, and serve hot.

By Staness Jonekos