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Oven baked root veg

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Oven baked root veg

Side Serves 6 1h 50 min
This dish is a good way turning odds and ends of root veg into a rich vegetarian main. All it needs is a crisp green salad and a side of grain or quinoa for a complete dinner. It doesn't necessarily have to be eaten hot – any leftovers are nice tossed with salad leaves and a balsamic dressing.


  • 100g butter, softened
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • small handful fresh thyme, chopped, or use 1 tsp dried
  • 100g cheese, Gruyère or Emmental
  • 1.2kg mixed root veg, peeled and thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 20 min
Cooking time: 1h 30 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 170°C/Gas 3½. Butter a baking dish. In a bowl, mash the butter with the lemon, garlic, herbs and cheese.
  • Step 2

    Layer the veg, dotting with the butter mixture and seasoning with salt and pepper as you go.
  • Step 3

    Cover tightly with foil and bake in the oven for 1 hour. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes or so, until the vegetables are tender and the top crisps up.

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