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Simple Roast Vegetables


I can’t even tell you how simple this recipe is. I mean, it’s so simple that it shouldn’t even count. I made it all the time because it’s really that easy.

So, how did it come about?

I wanted vegetables. And I wanted to bake them because I just thought that would be so much easier. Set it and forget it, as they say. So I called my mom to ask her if that was possible. She said yes and to generously season them beforehand.


I made this the night I called her and have been making it all the time ever since. It’s so easy, so healthy, and really pretty foolproof. This will definitely be a favorite in your house.

Simple Roast Vegetables

What You Need:

  • yellow squash*
  • zucchini* (*I use one squash and one zucchini per person)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil

What You’ll Do:


Preheat the oven to 375.

Chop the veggies. I try to make them the thickness of about two nickles. The more uniform you can chop, the more evenly they’ll bake.


Pour olive oil on top and generously season with salt and pepper (be a little more generous with the salt than the pepper. I hardly cook with salt but you can’t skip it with these or they’ll be really bland).


Spread out the veggies in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake 25 minutes on a light sheet and 20 minutes on a dark sheet (they will burn on a dark sheet if it’s in there 25 minutes, which is actually how I like them but most people don’t like burnt food).

Serve and enjoy.

Oven roasted carrots on a sheet pan.

More Oven-Roasted Vegetable Recipes:

Once you roast veggies, you’ll realize it’s such a great way to prepare them. You save space on your countertop and they always come out better than boiling or steaming them.

For some other ideas, check out our favorites:


Tuesday 8th of April 2014

Roasted squash and zucchini? Sing me up!!! It was so fun to see this linked up at our party. I pinned!! Thanks much!! :) “hugs” Crystelle Crystelle Boutique


Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

OMG....I just brought some squash and zucchini.....I wanted to make ratatouille *I believe that's the correct spelling* but this sounds really good. I think I'll try this.

Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner?

Tuesday 1st of April 2014

Mmmm, I've never thought of roasting summer squash and zucchini. Sounds wonderful!