Roasted Roots & Bacon
**Revisited** Paleo, Gluten-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Allergy-Free, Easy
This roasted roots and bacon dish is full of flavor, easy to execute, and ready in thirty minutes—an excellent recipe for quick weeknight meals.
This is a featured recipe from my book ‘The Big Book of Paleo Cooking’ and is one of my family’s favorite dishes!
This inspiration for this came from a good friend and has since been a weekly made dish in our household.
Spend more time with family this evening with this 30-minute Paleo dish. This roasted roots and bacon dish is made with minimal and easily sourced ingredients and is loaded with a mix of sweet and savory flavors in every bite.
This dish will surely please even the pickiest of eaters!!
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How to Make Roasted Roots And Bacon
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line an edged baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine parsnips, carrots, olive oil, rosemary, and black pepper.
Tip: Wait to salt your dish! Depending on the type of bacon used, you may or may not need to add salt.
3. Arrange the vegetables in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the vegetables are fork-tender and have a slightly browned crisp outside.
Tip: You can cook the bacon at the same temperature as the vegetables for 12 to 15 minutes or until brown and crisp.
5. Remove from the oven, top with chopped bacon bits, and serve.
How to Store Roasted Roots And Bacon
This dish can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. This recipe is perfect for meal prepping the week’s lunch ahead of time, or as a quick weeknight dinner.
Essential Equipment for Making Roasted Roots And Bacon
Baking Sheet – I love my baking sheets, there is plenty of room and they are easy to clean. (Especially when topped with parchment paper).
More Paleo Recipes Featuring Bacon
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus – Perfect appetizer (or side dish) for the bacon lover in your life!
Bacon and Roasted Vegetables – Enhance your root vegetables by roasting them in bacon drippings and topping them with bacon bits!
Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites – Delicious sweet pineapple bites wrapped in a savory slice of bacon and baked to perfection!
Basic Staples for Making Roasted Roots And Bacon
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – When it comes to roasting vegetables, using EVOO is my preferred choice! You can also use avocado or coconut oil.
Root Vegetables – Its always best to choose local or organic when you can. If using conventional produce, make sure to wash and peel as necessary.
Rosemary – I always have dried spices on hand, making it easy to cook any meal at a moment’s notice!
Bacon – It’s best to source local bacon from a butcher or a farm. Otherwise, brands like Applegate and Pederson offer nitrate and sugar-free bacon at most local health food grocers.
Black Pepper – I prefer freshly ground black pepper, but use whatever’s in your kitchen!
Sea Salt – Everyone has their opinion on the best sea salt, so use whatever’s in your kitchen.
Roasted Roots and Bacon
- Baking Sheet
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line an edged baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine parsnips, carrots, olive oil, rosemary, and black pepper.
- Arrange the vegetables in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the vegetables are fork-tender and have a slightly browned crisp outside.
- Remove from the oven, top with chopped bacon bits, and serve.
Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.