You can’t beet these hearty and delicious recipes for creamy mashed potatoes, vibrant borscht, sweet potato gnocchi and more. Warm up your winter menu with these dishes that make the most of rich and comforting root veggies.
If you love scalloped potatoes, you’ll adore this French take on the comfort food classic. Thin sliced potatoes are simmered in an indulgent mixture of rich cream, smoky bacon and soft, nutty cheese.
Sweet Potato and Carrot Kugel Brule
Carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and potato are grated and spiced just right, then baked until soft and pudding-like, before being torched with a crackling sugary topping.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet, crunchy and oh so satisfying, this super simple, buttery dish will be your go-to for every big family dinner to come.
A perfect pairing with Greek dishes or just to add a lemony twist to an everyday favourite, these roasted potatoes supercharge spuds with a powdered chicken soup base and lemon juice.
Rutabaga Herb Oven Fries
Get out of your menu rut by whipping up a batch of fresh rutabaga fries. Crispy on the outside, sweet and tender on the inside — you’ll love the flavour of these fantastic frites.
Get the recipe for Rutabaga Herb Oven Fries
15-Minute Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped potatoes aren’t just for special occasions anymore, with this luxurious and creamy 15-minute recipe guaranteed to make even the most hurried of nights feel special.
Rachel Ray's Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
Lean ground turkey is brought to life with fluffy sweet potatoes and plenty of veggies in this simple and exciting alternative to classic shepherd’s pie.
Dressed to the Nines Sweet Potatoes
Give classic baked potatoes a run for their money with these sweet, dressed-up spuds. Beans, onions, garlic and greens turn taters into a filling family dinner.
Move over, mash; there’s a new potato at the table. Fun and crispy, these sliced beauties are just waiting to be filled with gravy.
Slice your veggie of choice super thin and roast in the toaster oven with olive oil, rosemary and a touch of salt for a quick and satisfying snack.
Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Walnuts and Pomegranate
Let the slow cooker do the work for this colourful sweet potato side that features the bright orange of potatoes, rich reds from pomegranate and a sprinkle of green parsley, all topped with mouth-watering walnuts.
Winter Vegetable and Hazelnut Stew
You’ll love the nutty crunch of crushed hazelnuts in this hearty stew, chock -full of tender parsnips, artichokes and small white turnips, cooked to perfection in a creamy, thyme-scented broth and peppered with bits of crispy pancetta.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Maple Cinnamon Sage Brown Butter
Sweet potato and ricotta gnocchi are swirled in a rich maple, cinnamon and sage brown butter sauce in this comforting sweet-meets-savoury meal from Giada De Laurentiis.
Roasted Root Vegetable Paella with Ancho Chilies
Pre-roast a selection of your favourite root veggies and pop them in the cooler. Hearty carrots, parsnips and beets will hold up for a few days chilled, so you can reheat and serve on toast for lunch or as a tasty veggie-filled dinner.
Sweet Potato Nacho Rounds
Impress your foodie friends and gain clout with the gluten-sensitive crowd by serving up super-trendy sweet potato toasts. Just be sure to use gluten-free white vinegar or swap the pickled onions for salted quick pickles.
Vegan Roasted-Garlic Mashed Potatoes
While you won’t find any cream, milk or butter in this vegan version of your typical mash, the trick to getting the smooth, creamy consistency is a combination of olive oil and almond milk. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it! Prepare your entire dinner without an ounce of milk or butter with one of these dairy-free dinners that will trick your taste buds.
Quick Potato and Carrot Latkes
Crispy, warm potato latkes are a favourite for the holidays or any special occasion. For an additional flavour boost, try adding shredded carrots and serving with cinnamon-spiced apple sauce.
Roasted Root Veggie Platter
This abundant plate of colourful root vegetables will complete your holiday table.
Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts
This savoury roasted mélange of root vegetables makes a spectacular Easter side that’s the absolute definition of comfort food.
Get the recipe for Giada De Laurentiis’ Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts
White Velvet Soup
Giada Di Laurentiis serves up this smooth and creamy soup that features a pomegranate gremolata (chopped-herb condiment traditionally made from of lemon zest, garlic and parsley) to garnish creamy, hearty soup made from puréed parsnips, celery, fennel and onion.
Kale with Roasted Beets and Bacon
Roasting beets turns these root veggies into sweet slices that pair perfectly with crunchy kale and smoky bacon.
Beet Risotto with Asparagus and Mushroom Fricassée
Beets add a gorgeous fuchsia hue to this root vegetable risotto, proving that a great presentation makes all the difference.
Mini Hasselback Loaded Potatoes
Looking for healthy snacks for work or your home office? While these tasty morsels are slightly more indulgent, if you keep portion sizes in check, just one or two of these will crush hanger healthfully. To up the protein and lower the fat, use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream.
Candied Baby Beets
Baby beets are cooked in a skillet with butter, brown sugar and maple syrup to create a sweet, caramelized dish. Sprinkle with sliced chives before serving.