Chef, RD & Meal prep expert Allison Schaaf shares her favorite no-prep vegetables for super easy veggie sides!
In episode #165, Prep Dish founder Allison Schaaf shares 7 no-prep vegetables she’s loving lately. The inspiration for this was a personal favorite, whole roasted carrots! (Watch a reel on how to do this on Instagram @prepdish if you’d like to see!)
7 Super Easy Veggie Sides
1. Whole Roasted Carrots
Wash, drizzle w/ olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast for an hour to an hour and a half at 325F. You can do a higher temperature for less time if you have something else in the oven (e.g., 375F for an hour) but make sure they don’t burn! These are also great as a base for carrot soup.
2. Baby Greens
Baby spinach or baby kale are so nice to have on hand because you can just toss them into a sauce or with meat in a pan with no prep. They also cook quickly!
3. Whole Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Similar to the carrots, this takes a long time but very little effort. I like to combine this with actual spaghetti and find that it mixes in quite nicely. I roast it completely whole on a baking sheet – it’s tough to cut raw! Make sure to let it cool before cutting. Scoop the seeds out and serve!
4. Cherry Tomatoes & Sliced Mushrooms
I like to combine these because they cook for a similar amount of time. These are nice roasted together. They’re also tasty sauteed, such as with a pasta or an omelet.
5. Baked Sweet Potatoes
I throw these in any time the oven is already on. Sweet potatoes are a popular side dish in my house and I also love making sweet potato pancakes on Saturdays.
6. Baked Potatoes
Similar to sweet potatoes, this is such an easy no-prep side dish.
7. Roasted Garlic
I slice off the very top of a head of garlic, drizzle it with olive oil and salt, wrap in foil and roast for about an hour at a lower temperature.
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