Autumn Harvest Delight: Roasted Root Vegetable Medley


As the leaves change colour and the air turns crisp, House of Knives invites you to celebrate the abundance of autumn with a hearty Roasted Root Vegetable Medley. This simple yet flavourful dish is a perfect way to showcase the season's best produce. Let's dive into the art of roasting and discover how our top-notch knives can make your preparation a breeze and your presentation a masterpiece.

The Magic of Roasted Vegetables

Roasting is a wonderful way to enhance the natural sweetness and earthy flavours of root vegetables. As they caramelise in the oven, they transform into a delicious medley that's both nutritious and comforting. This dish is a versatile side that pairs beautifully with any autumn meal.


  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 beet, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 turnip, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Preparing the Vegetables:

  • Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 400°F (200°C) to ensure a perfect roast.

Knife Highlight: Wusthof Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife

  • Use Case: Peeling and cutting the root vegetables into uniform pieces.
  • Why It's Special: The Wusthof Chef's Knife offers precision and balance, making it ideal for tackling the dense texture of root vegetables, ensuring even cooking and beautiful presentation.
  • Peel and Cut: Peel the carrots, parsnips, sweet potato, beet, and turnip. Cut them into 2-inch pieces, aiming for similar sizes for even roasting.

Knife Highlight: Victorinox Fibrox Pro 10-inch Slicing Knife

  • Use Case: Slicing the vegetables into precise pieces.
  • Why It's Special: The long, narrow blade of the Victorinox Slicing Knife is perfect for making clean cuts, ensuring that each vegetable piece roasts beautifully and evenly.

Roasting the Vegetables:

  • Toss with Oil and Herbs: In a large bowl, toss the cut vegetables with olive oil, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper until well coated.
  • Spread on Baking Sheet: Arrange the vegetables in a single layer on a baking sheet, ensuring they have space for air circulation.
  • Roast: Roast in the preheated oven for about 40-45 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and caramelised, stirring halfway through for even roasting.


  • Serve Warm: Transfer the roasted vegetables to a serving platter. They can be served as a side dish with your favourite autumn entrées, such as roasted chicken, pork tenderloin, or a hearty grain salad.

Closing Thoughts

This Roasted Root Vegetable Medley is a true celebration of autumn's bounty, bringing warmth and colour to your table. With the help of House of Knives' premium selection, from the versatile Wusthof Chef's Knife to the precise Victorinox Slicing Knife, you can effortlessly turn simple ingredients into a gourmet side dish.

As the season unfolds, we look forward to sharing more recipes and tips to inspire your culinary creations. Here's to a harvest season filled with delicious moments and the joy of cooking with the finest tools at your fingertips.

Happy Cooking!

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