Make dinner a breeze with these quick and easy roasting recipes that are delicious and family tried and true.
What makes a stress-free meal? It all starts with simple ingredients and recipes that have been tested, tried and true by busy families like yours.
And, the means to accomplish this task is roasting. Roasting provides even cooking and once the roasting pan or baking sheet is in the oven, this offers you plenty of hands off time to spend doing what you want to do.
Best of all, most of these recipes can even be made ahead of time, which means you can eat no fuss or muss during the week with very little prep on your part. Which again, is especially great for folks who are constantly on the go.
Finally, roasting offers a healthy alternative to frying, which is also a plus for those wanting to eat clean or avoiding fatty meals.
So all in all, you can’t go wrong with enlisting your oven to do the heavy work to cook your meals. It’s as easy as pressing the keypad or turning a dial.
Are you ready to start? If so, check out these deliciously simple easy roasting recipes:
Who wouldn’t like to have succulent salmon nestled in a wine-butter sauce, all with the help of parchment and your oven? This easy meal assembles in minutes and cooks in no time at all. Best of all, you can add your favorite herbs and spices to infuse the salmon with remarkably delicious flavor.
This family favorite recipe for Baked Garlic Herb Potato Wedges offers a crispy outer crust and a soft potatoey inside. Serve with other oven-roasted meats or with your favorite burger. Either way, it’s delicious!
This recipe is one of my very favorite and for good reason. It only requires two ingredients: lemon and chicken. What I like about this recipes is that the lemon does all the hard work. Just by slipping lemons under the skin of the chicken, the fragrant citrus infuses the meat through and through. You can eat the meat as is or cube it and make a quick and delicious Chicken Salad.
I can’t think of any cut of meat that can span culinary boundaries as pork shoulder . When roasted, it is rich and flavorful and can be incorporated into a variety of regional favorite recipes from Cuban, Tex-Mex, Asian, and Midwestern cuisine. It’s also perfect for wraps, sandwiches, salads and more.
One of Wisconsin Homemaker’s most sought after recipes, you can’t go wrong with oven-roasting ribs. Time and time again, you’ll find that the baby back ribs come out evenly cooked and just the right amount of crust that is indicative of perfect roasting. All you have to do is add your favorite BBQ sauce and serve hot out of the oven.
You might not think that pattypan squash could become such a delectable dish, but it does in just minutes. Think of this as a go-to for healthy and clean dining and the perfect vegetable dish for vegetarians and vegans alike. I like to drizzle on a bit of olive oil to give this dish one last layer of flavor.
Take your salmon to the next level with this sensational recipe for Watermelon Glazed Salmon recipe. Definitely out-of-the-box but the results are amazing. Serve with a side of oven-roasted vegetables and you’ll experience dining at its best.
What do you get when you combine winter-inspired vegetables? You get a medley of flavors that will warm your tastebuds during the chilly season. But you don’t have to limit yourself to just the winter months. Think of this dish as an open book where you can vary the ingredients with seasonal vegetable varietals and be sure to serve it alongside your favorite roasted meats.
Who said that your oven is the only go-to? Did you know that you can also enlist the help of your grill? This no fuss or muss roasting method uses indirect heat to make the best turkey–ever! And, you say you like smoked turkey? No problem. Just use a grill-safe smoker and your favorite smoking chips that have been soaked for 30 minutes or so and you’re good to go. Perfect every time!
Love the idea including more vegetables in your diet? Well, this recipe for acorn squash will become your new family favorite for sure. The prep is easy and the baking time is minimal–just 40 minutes or less.
Even dessert becomes part of a feast when you roast your pumpkin from scratch. This is a perennial favorite with my family and I hope it’ll become yours too. If you use a premade crust, the time from start to finish becomes negligible. Just be sure to make time to beat some fresh whip cream as a topping.
Beets get sweeter and meatier when roasted. Maybe that’s why this is one of my favorite root vegetable dishes to serve friends and family alike. The recipe itself is simple but the flavors that come from oven-roasting are delectable.
If you thought that roasting is just for meats, well, you are mistaken. Seeds and nuts get deeper in flavor when roasting low and slow. Give these Pumpkin Seeds a one-two punch with a pinch of cayenne. You’ll never go back to buying the store-bought version.
Got a party, picnic, social gathering or need something right now for dinner, these Hasselback Potatoes are just the ticket. Topped with a small piece of bacon, these baked morsels serve up big flavor when you serve them at their loaded best.
You won’t believe how amazing hummus could taste with just roasting some eggplant. The truth is eggplant thrives in the oven heat, so roasting becomes a foil with this understated vegetable. And, when you pair it with tahini and chickpeas, a bit of garlic and lemon, well, it can’t be beat. Use this for wraps, sandwich dressing, as a snack, dip, marinade and more.
This recipe for Salt and Herb Crusted Prime Rib will wow both friends and family alike. It’s rich meatiness shines with just the right cooking method–achieved, of course, by oven roasting. Serve this with your favorite vegetable medley, potato wedges and finished with a slice of pumpkin pie. Delish!
For more delicious ideas for roasting and baking your favorite meats and vegetables, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Recipe Section.