Roasted Kid-Friendly Vegetables

Getting kids to eat their veggies can feel like such a chore. Keep these kid-friendly vegetables on hand and get the recipe for the easy veggie roast that I used to feed my own picky toddler.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Holiday, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 100kcal
Author Becky Striepe


  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 cups chopped golden beets (Think 1" pieces - 2-3 small or 1 large golden beet will do the trick.)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 425F.
  • Toss all of your ingredients together right in a 9x12" baking pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until the veggies are fork-tender and a little bit browned. How long they need to cook depends on how fat those baby carrots were and how browned you like your roasted veggies to be.



Think of the veggies in this recipe as a jumping-off point. You can use this as a skeleton recipe to roast any root vegetables that you (or your kids!) like. My son likes this recipe with red beets as well as orange, and you can see other variation ideas above. I’m into orange beets for my guy right now, because they don’t make him look like Dexter when he eats them.


Calories: 100kcal