Roasted Beets and Sweet Potatoes with Orange and Ginger

My Roasted Beets and Sweet Potatoes with Orange and Ginger is a warm fall recipe thanks to the citrusy and spicy marinade. It makes a delicious side dish to add to your Thanksgiving or holiday spread of food!

close up of a bowl of roasted beets, carrots and sweet potatoes

One of my favorite ways to eat veggies is by roasting them. You can’t beat the texture, flavor and aroma! In this beets and sweet potato recipe, I added in carrots for an additional root vegetable and added sweetness.

Prep the Root Vegetables

The root veggies in this recipe are beets, carrots and sweet potatoes. If you haven’t cooked with beets before and are curious to learn more, check out this article that shares 3 ways to cook them.

You can peel the skin of the vegetables with a peeler. However, I often skip peeling them so that I get the extra fiber found in the skin of the veggies!

But since we were going for aesthetics in these pictures, I peeled the sweet potatoes and carrots but not the beets…..wasn’t wanting to dye my hands pink!

The main thing to keep in mind with root vegetables is to chop them relatively similar in size so they cook evenly. I chop them about a quarter of an inch thick.

display of beets, carrots, a sweet potato, ginger and an orange

If you are making this dish to share with others and want the aesthetic appeal of the colors, I recommend using two bowls, so the pigment of the beets doesn’t stain the sweet potatoes and carrots.

Chop the vegetables any shape you want. I do circles for the carrots and triangles for the beets and sweet potatoes.

chopped carrots and sweet potatoes in a bowl and chopped beets in a separate bowl

Orange Ginger Marinade

Next up – the marinade, which includes honey, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and of course ginger and orange zest!

For the orange zest, I can usually get enough zest from 1 navel orange or three small clementines, and for the ginger, I used more than half of the ginger root in the ingredient display picture (second picture in the post).

The aromas that’ll fill your house from the spicy ginger and sweet orange zest while the veggies roast is amazing….honestly, it’s one of my favorite reasons to make this recipe!

Roasting the Beets, Sweet Potatoes & Carrots

Evenly spread the marinade to the veggies and allow them to marinate for an hour. Spread the veggies on the pan and roast for 35- 40 mins at 425 degrees. Make sure to pour the remaining marinade in the bowl over the veggies, so all the ginger and orange pieces make it into the oven!

collage of root vegetables before and after roasting

Enjoy while they’re warm! These root vegetables make a great side dish or could be used to add flavor to salads, grain bowls, or pasta. Get many uses out of this one recipe!

And don’t discard the leaves from the beet aka the greenery in this picture! You can use them as salad greens. They have a sweet, buttery flavor to them. I like adding them to sandwiches, salads, or in place of spinach in recipes. Enjoy!

Other Fall Recipes

Hope you enjoy the recipe and let me know below your favorite holiday side dish!

close up of a bowl of roasted beets, carrots and sweet potatoes
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Orange Ginger Roasted Root Vegetables

This Roasted Beets and Sweet Potatoes recipe is a delish holiday side dish with root vegetables marinated in ginger, honey and orange zest!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword thanksgiving, holidays
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Monica Nedeff

Ingredients

For the Root Vegetables:

  • 3 Beets 3 cups chopped
  • 3 carrots 2 cups chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato 3 cups chopped

For the Orange Ginger Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 tsp honey
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely grated orange zest

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Chop root vegetables into 1/4 inch chunks and place in a bowl. If you want to prevent the beets from bleeding into the sweet potatoes and carrots, put the beets in a separate bowl.
  • Wisk the remaining ingredients for the orange ginger marinade and evenly pour over the bowl of vegetables.
  • Let them marinate for an hour and then spread the root vegetables on a non-stick cooking sheet. Make sure to pour the remaining marinade left in the bowl over the vegetables.
  • Roast for 35-40 mins or until they're golden brown on the edges.

Notes

  1. To prevent the beets from bleeding into the carrots and sweet potatoes, place the chopped beets in a separate bowl.
  2. 1 large navel orange or 3 small clementines will provide enough orange zest for 1 tablespoon.

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4 thoughts on “Roasted Beets and Sweet Potatoes with Orange and Ginger”

  1. 5 stars
    SO good! The flavors really wrap you up in a fall/winter mindset, made all the more better with sweet root vegetables. And it makes the house smell amazing! I put it over a spinach salad with goat cheese, but I’m sure they’d be great on their own too. I recommend pairing it with mulled wine šŸ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Quick and easy and healthy too. Liked the great combination of favors as well. Roasting brought out the natural sweetness of the vegetables especially the sweet potatoes. This recipe is a favorite of mine now. Made it more than once and will definitely make it often, it’s that good.

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