I love my root veggies! I cook with them all the time, in a myriad of different ways. I love chopping all of the above and roasting chickens right on top of them! The drippings give the vegetables a delicious flavor, and the family gets a healthy addition to their diet! They are also the co-stars in my fabulous chicken soup recipe!
I love to sauté my root vegetables and add them to everything. From omelets, to rice, to quinoa. But mostly to stuffing! Here’s how it works, and I am giving you many options to create different options for your family.
Trader Joe’s makes it especially convenient with this pre-chopped package of my favorite three root vegetables, and while it cost more than the un-chopped, it is TJ’s pricing, which is reasonable! I live in an apartment and my kitchen is not that large, otherwise it would be easier to have all of my chopping machines easily available to cut down the veggies from the top of tis page.
1. Plain stuffing.
2. Stuffing made with chicken or other stock instead of water.
3. Stuffing, either with stock or water:
-with sautéed root vegetables
-with canned corn
-with sautéed root vegetables, and an added can or corn for crispness.
4. Any of the above with added ground sausage, like my Mother-In-Law, the Queen of Cooking, makes for us!
My stuffing is full of vegetables and starch, and my family loves it. It has a rich, flavorful taste, and since I add so many extras, there is usally enough to have leftovers for a second dinner, later in the week. It is all about convenience and time saving.
Tired of stuffing? You can do all of the above with quinoa or rice. I love quinoa with root vegetables, although for rice, I generally use sushi rice and add a can of corn.
Side dishes can be so easy!
Lastly, some root vegetable humor (borrowed from the Internet) to end the day: