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Spiced Roast Carrots and Parsnips (From Making the Fall Flavorful, 10/08)

side dishes
Joe George
Prep Time
40 minutes
Number of Servings
makes 8 servings
4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into thick disks
4 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into thick disks
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to coat evenly. Heat a large non-stick skillet over high heat and add the vegetables. Saute and toss the vegetables for 5 minutes, or until they begin to caramelize. Transfer the vegetables to a medium roasting pan and place in the oven. Roast the vegetables for about 25 minutes, or until browned and cooked throughout. Serve warm or room temperature.