Advent Roasted Root Vegetables

Advent Cooking Reflections #2

The Second Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 11:1-10 (NRSV)
11:1 – A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.

11:2 – The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

Advent Roasted Root Vegetables

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-30 Minutes


1 large carrot, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 yellow or red onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large potato, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 parsnip, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 beet, cut into 1 inch pieces
Diced bunch of parsley (Optional)
Salt and pepper
Olive oil


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Place diced vegetables into a roasting pan. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper, drizzle olive oil over the vegetables.
3. Roast the vegetables for 20-30 minutes until  browned between gold and chestnut.
4. Serve hot and sprinkle with diced parsley if you desire.

Serves 2-4