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15 Delicious Recipes to Enjoy Root Vegetables for Dinner

Just because it’s the dead of winter and summer produce is not an option doesn’t mean you can’t get delicious vegetables into your diet and onto the dinner table. Root vegetables are not only great for winter dinners because they’re more readily available than other produce, but they’re filling, flavorful and cozy, which is just what your family needs when the weather outside is frightful.

These 15 delicious root vegetable recipes are sure to comfort and nourish as well as get your family asking for seconds. Plus, there are so many wonderful roots that most of us rarely cook with, so it’s a chance to get creative and try something new. What better way to brighten up a grey winter night?

  • Get Your Roots On! 1 of 16
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    These hearty, cozy meals featuring root vegetables are perfect for a winter's night.

  • Hearty Beef Stew with Winter Root Vegetables 2 of 16
    hearty beef stew with root vegetables

    The parsnips in this beef stew give it a sweet earthiness you don't always get in stew. 

    Babble has the recipe!

  • Cottage Pie with Parsley Root 3 of 16
    cottage pie with parsley root

    Cottage pie (a.k.a. shepherd's pie) is perfect for a winter dinner, and this recipe ditches the usual mashed potato topping for parsley root. Yes, this is one crazy casserole...crazy GOOD.

    Babble has the recipe!

  • Parsnip Mac and Cheese 4 of 16
    parsnip mac and cheese

    Add some flavor and nutrition to your mac and cheese with parsnips!

    Babble has the recipe!

  • Fennel and Root Vegetables with Pork 5 of 16
    fennel with root vegetables and pork

    This recipe is super easy, super nutritious and super delicious.

    Babble has the recipe!

  • Chicken Curry with Carrots and Parsnips 6 of 16
    chicken curry with carrots and parsnips

    If your root vegetables want to get a little spicy, throw them in a chicken curry!

    Babble has the recipe!

  • Roasted Parsnip Soup with Bacon and Shallots 7 of 16
    roasted parsnip soup with bacon

    This velvety parsnip soup is simple comfort, with layers of amazing flavors like bacon and shallots.

    Get the recipe from Brooklyn Supper!

    Photo source: Brooklyn Supper

  • Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos 8 of 16
    sweet potato and black bean burritos

    This is one of my favorite dinners, no matter the time of year. The roasted sweet potatoes are delectable and a perfect filling for burritos.

    Get the recipe from This Week for Dinner!

    Photo source: This Week for Dinner

  • Fried Lotus Root 9 of 16
    fried lotus root with pork

    Food blogger Nami shares her favorite way for enjoying lotus root, an ingredient not common in the U.S. but certainly worth trying, especially when it's so pretty!

    Get the recipe from Just One Cookbook

    Photo source: Just One Cookbook

  • Root Vegetable Skillet Baked Lasagna 10 of 16
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    This recipe ingeniously has you bake the lasagna in the same pan where you caramelize the onions and garlic and roast the root vegetables. Yum!

    Get the recipe from Cooking on the Weekends

    Photo source: Cooking on the Weekends

  • Slow Cooker Veal Pot Roast with Root Vegetables 11 of 16
    slow cooker veal pot roast with root vegetables

    The veggies are so good in this recipe you might forget the roast is even there!

    Get the recipe from Simple Bites

    Photo source: Simple Bites

  • Indian-Style Beet Burgers 12 of 16
    indian style beet burgers

    This fun and healthy twist on the common burger is made even more delicious paired with a yogurt sauce.

    Get the recipe from A Brown Table

    Photo source: A Brown Table

  • Braised Carrot and Burdock Root 13 of 16
    braised carrot and burdock root

    This recipe is a traditional Japanese dish that is often served at home. Once you have all the ingredients, it's easy to throw together!

    Get the recipe from Just One Cookbook

    Photo source: Just One Cookbook

  • Parsley and Potato Soup 14 of 16
    parsley and potato soup

    This soup is both chunky and silky and is downright lick-your-bowl-clean tasty.

    Get the recipe from Diethood!

    Photo source: Diethood

  • Sweet Potato Black Bean Beer Chili 15 of 16
    sweet potato black bean beer chili

    What's better than yummy root vegetables? Yummy root vegetables cooked in beer, of course! ;)

    Get the recipe from Jew Hungry

    Photo source: Jew Hungry

  • Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables 16 of 16
    roasted chicken and root vegetables

    This recipe for roasted chicken and root vegetables is the most classic comfort food around.

    Get the recipe from Simple Bites

    Photo source: Simple Bites

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