Cajun Seasoned Roasted Vegetables

Cajun Seasoned Roasted Vegetables

Born on the bayou? Yeah, me neither. You may have the same alligator chasing air boat day dreams as I, wherein there’s an old rickety cabin with a weathered white beard overall clad cigar smoking banjo player. He plays, you float by on your alligator chasing air boat and at the end of the day everyone eats gumbo. That is, provided your day dreams are as specific as mine.

If you enjoy rollin’ on the Cajun food day dream river, if you need vegetables in your life, if you’re trying to coax the toxins out of your post-Easter Brunch body, if you like to eat…Cajun your veggies, baby and don’t ever look back!

Credence Clearwater Revival is the non-food item portion of this recipe. If you’re a food and music pairing person – no doubt you are, you vixen, you – CCR’s what you put on your Pandora while you prance about the kitchen chopping vegetables, flinging spices like you’re hearing it through the grapevine looooud and clear.

This is without a doubt the easiest roasted vegetable recipe you will ever lay eyes on. The Cajun seasoning is your key to success. It puts flavor all up in your veggies so effortlessly. You can use virtually any vegetables you like with this recipe.

Put aside those pastel colored candies for a minute, Pandora you some CCR and get to choppin – you can really un-do a lot of doing with a roasted vegetable dish. Scout’s honor.

Cajun Seasoned Roasted Vegetables

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6 people

Cajun Seasoned Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 sweet potato, chopped into ½” squares
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped into 1” pieces
  • 2 red potatoes, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add all chopped vegetables to a casserole dish.
  3. Pour the olive oil and vegetable over the veggies and then sprinkle them with the Cajun seasoning and salt.
  4. Either use your hands to mix everything together (my preferred method) or use a large spoon to ensure veggies get coated with oil and seasoning.
  5. Roast the vegetables for 45 to 55 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times to ensure even cooking.
  6. The vegetables are done when they are cooked all the way through (sample a piece of sweet potato to make sure it’s soft) and have some color to them.
  7. Serve with your favorite hunk of meat.

Notes

If you enjoy a nice char or crisp on the outside of your vegetables, you can put your oven on the broil setting after your vegetables are finished roasting and broil them for a few minutes to get a little crisp on.

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More Delicious Roasted Vegetable Recipes:

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Miso-Lime Dressing from The Kitchn

Roasted Apple and Brussels Sprouts Grain Salad from A Farmer in the Dell

Crispy Lemon Garlic Fingerling Potatoes from Perry’s Plate

Balsamic Roasted Root Vegetables from The Roasted Root

Marsala Roasted Vegetables from The Roasted Root

Cajun Seasoned Roasted Vegetables

mmmm…fresh out of the oven!

Comments

  1. says

    I really need to coax some Easter toxins out of my body — I ate almost literally everything in sight on Sunday. I’m extra excited for this because I had a super fanstic cajun veggie plate when I went out of town the other week, and I’ve been craving it super hardcore ever since.

  2. says

    I am a CCR freak. FREEEEAK, I tell you. Know every word to every song. It’s a Southern thang, I guess. anyway, I’ve been gettin all Cajun in my kitchen lately, too! Love love love :)

    • Julia says

      How funny, I was even thinking about you while writing my post even though I didn’t know your love for CCR. We must be connected through the air waves ;) I’ve been lusting over your gumbo over the last few days! :)

  3. says

    Have you watched Duck Dynasty yet??! omg, it’s my new fav show, they are hilarious! Mmm roasted veggies sound good and healthy to me :)

    • Julia says

      I’ve seen little cliplets of it and what little I saw had me in stitches! We don’t have cable at my place, so I’ll see if I can Hulu some episodes…woop woop!!

  4. says

    Roasted vegetables are always satisfying and I love your roasted veggies blend and I love CCR too!!! Oh yes I’m so ‘food and music’ person. Can’t wait to tune to CCR station and start chopping ;)

  5. Michelle says

    Oh, YUM! I love roasting veggies! Do you have a favorite cajun spice blend, or better yet, your own recipe for one?

    • Julia says

      The one I used for this recipe is O Organics (Safeway’s organic brand). I think it’s a great blend with just the right amount of spice! I have yet to make my own Cajun seasoning because I’ve been so satisfied with the one I bought at the store. :) Hope you try the recipe!

    • Julia says

      Yaaay!! CCR raise da roof! Every time I make anything with cajun seasoning, I get my hill billy knee slapping going so I’m gonna go ahead and say yes…the vegetables will make make you a southerner ;)

  6. says

    So… my husband is from an area near ‘da bayou in Louisiana, and while he doesn’t speak like you would expect him to, he loves his Cajun seasoning and basically anything to have a nice little kick to it.

    We totally indulged over Easter weekend, and I think this mix would be perfect for continuing to set us right again. And I know W will love it because of the spices.

    Thanks for sharing! … And I love your Cajun daydream. :D

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