Roasted Halloween Vegetables
Making cute recipes for your kids for Halloween can be so much fun. But since Halloween is a holiday often filled with sugary treats, it can be hard to incorporate some healthy foods into your spooky menu. With the help of this recipe for Halloween vegetables, your kids can enjoy some adorable Halloween-themed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beet root for dinner. It’s one of the best ways to get your kids excited about eating their veggies this Halloween.
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What Do I Need to Make Halloween Vegetables?
Making roasted vegetables as a side dish for your Halloween dinner is a quick and easy way to add a healthy item to your kid’s plate. But the best part about this simple recipe is that you just need a handful of ingredients to make it. To preparate roasted Halloween veggies, you’ll need:
- Sweet potato
- Olive oil
- Rosemary sprigs
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Halloween cookie cutters
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How Do I Make Halloween Vegetables?
Turning plain roasted vegetables into a Halloween side dish is so simple! Just follow these quick and easy steps to create an adorable treat for your kids to eat with dinner.
Step One: Cut the Vegetables
To turn your plain vegetables into cute Halloween shapes, start by slicing the sweet potato, potato, and beet root into ¼ inch slices. Then, use a cookie cutter or knife to cut the slices into Halloween shapes, like pumpkins, cats, ghosts, and bats.
Step Two: Season the Vegetables
Once you have all your veggies cut into cute shapes, spread them in an even layer over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle the olive oil over the top of all the vegetables, then sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Toss the vegetables to make sure each piece is evenly coated with oil and seasoning.
Step Three: Bake the Halloween Veggies
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for around 40 minutes, until the veggies are golden brown and crispy. Then, remove the pan from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.
How Do I Make Halloween Shapes with Vegetables?
Using vegetables to make a cute Halloween side is a great way to add some fun to your holiday dinner. But figuring out how to turn vegetables into cute Halloween shapes isn’t easy! Use these tips as you’re preparing your side dish to help you easily create some adorable snacks for your kids.
- Use larger vegetables. When you’re selecting the vegetables for your side dish at the grocery store, make sure to pick ones that are large and round. That will ensure you have plenty of space on your slices to cut out the Halloween shapes.
- Use cookie cutters. Cookie cutters are the best way to create shapes in your vegetables. But you’ll need cookie cutters that are small enough to fit on your slices. To cut out a shape with your cookie cutter, just line the shape up on the center of the vegetable slice and press down until the cookie cutter cuts all the way through the slice.
- Cut the shapes with a knife. If you don’t have cookie cutters that are small enough to cut your vegetable slices, you can also get creative with a knife. Use a small paring knife to cut your vegetable slices into basic Halloween shapes, like a ghost or witch hat.
- Make some faces. If all else fails, you can also use your knife to cut faces into your slices. Try cutting fun jack o lantern faces or spooky ghost faces into your vegetable slices before baking them.
Vegetable Roasting Tips
Roasting vegetables is one of the best ways to make a healthy side dish because the roasting process really brings out the flavor of your veggies. Use these baking tips to ensure your roasted veggies taste amazing.
- Thoroughly coat the veggies in oil. Make sure each piece of the vegetables is coated in oil to get a nice, crispy coating on all your pieces. After drizzling the oil over the top of the vegetables, lightly toss them to fully coat each piece.
- Leave space for the beetroot. When using beetroot, make sure to leave plenty of space around those pieces when placing your vegetables on the pan. The color of the beetroot will spread as the pieces bake, which means it may stain your potatoes if they’re too close.
- Flip the veggies, if needed. If it seems as though the side of the vegetables touching the pan are getting too brown, try flipping them. Check the pieces halfway through the cook time to see if your vegetables need to be flipped for even cooking.
How Do You Store Roasted Halloween Vegetables?
Once you’re finished enjoying your roasted veggies, you can store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to reheat them. Place the leftovers in an airtight container and chill them for up to four days.
The roasted vegetables can be warmed up in the microwave, but they won’t be as crispy. You can also heat them up in the oven at 350 degrees for around 10 minutes, until the vegetables are heated through and the outside is crispy.
- Step 1: First, preheat the oven to 425º F.
- Step 2: Cut the vegetables (Sweet potato, potato & beetroot) into ¼ inch thick slices.
- Step 3: With cookie cutters or a knife, cut the slices into Halloween shapes.
- Step 4: Place your Halloween vegetables over a baking sheet with parchment paper, and make sure to separate them enough since the beetroot can stain the other vegetables.
- Step 5: Drizzle your vegetables with oil, sprinkle with salt, ground pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Toss to evenly coat.
- Step 6: Place your vegetables inside the oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Once done, remove them from the oven and let them sit for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!