Oven Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze

Oven Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze, Finished with a crispy bacon bow! One of our favorite Christmas vegetable dishes. Also great for Thanksgiving!

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Bacon Wrapped…

Oven Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze ALL wrapped in bacon. I have a theory that if you wrap anything in bacon, it becomes mysteriously delicious.

Anyone share this theory with me? Bacon Wrapped Cardboard… Shoes… Parsnips.

Just kidding. I love parsnips. Yet I know three other people that happen to live in my house who would rather tackle eating a sneaker than a parsnip.

However, tie those parsnips up in bacon and drizzle them with cider maple glaze, and we have a different scenario on our hands.

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Oven Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze are a surefire way to get your kids to eat their veggies, and will make a great addition to any holiday meal this season.

They are visually appealing and individually portioned. Roasted vegetable bundles are a great side dish for any meal, even Thanksgiving!

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Roasted Vegetable Ingredients List

  • Carrots – For color and sweetness.
  • Parsnips – Offer an earthy bitter note to this recipe.
  • Asparagus – Perky and crisp
  • Thick cut bacon – What brings these little bundled beauties together.
  • Pure maple syrup – The perfect touch of sweetness in the glaze.
  • Apple cider vinegar – For tang.
  • Ground cumin and ginger – Spicy depth adds that little extra something.
  • Salt – Always needed.

How To Roast Vegetables In The Oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F, and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Trim all the veggies, cutting the carrots and parsnips into long pieces approximately the same size as the asparagus. Use your asparagus as a guide.
  2. Separate the vegetables into bundles with about 3 asparagus spears, 3 carrot spears and 3 parsnip spears in each bundle. Tie each bundle with a piece of bacon and lay them on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.

  3. See our printable recipe card at the end of the post for the Maple Glaze section of the recipe!

Warning: This is not a great make-ahead recipe. The bacon and asparagus are best when fresh out of the oven. However, you can prep the bundles and make the glaze a day ahead. Then refrigerate until ready to roast.

Wait, But Aren’t Parsnips Bitter?

The slightly bitter quality of parsnips actually balance the sweetness of the carrots and glaze to make a decidedly well-rounded dish.

Who would have thunk?!

Oven Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze are a new Collier family favorite… even with the parsnips!

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The Perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas Vegetable Side Dish

Consider adding roasted vegetables to your Thanksgiving menu this year.

Wouldn’t they look pretty sitting next to sliced roasted turkey, homemade yeast rolls and cranberry sauce?

I think so.

See the recipe card below for how to make Oven Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze. Enjoy!

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5 from 19 votes

Oven Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Oven Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze is finished with a crispy bacon bow! One of our favorite Christmas vegetable dishes. Also great for Thanksgiving! 

Servings: 8 bundles
Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 bundle)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 358mg 15%
Potassium 602mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 12g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 198.3%
Vitamin C 19.6%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

For the Roasted Vegetables:
  • 1 pound carrots trimmed and quartered lengthwise
  • 1 pound parsnips trimmed and peeled, then cut into long spears
  • 1 pound asparagus tough ends trimmed
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon
  • Salt and pepper
For the Maple Glaze:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F, and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Trim all the veggies, cutting the carrots and parsnips into long pieces approximately the same size as the asparagus.
  2. Separate the vegetables into bundles with about 3 asparagus spears, 3 carrot spears and 3 parsnip spears in each bundle. Tie each bundle with a piece of bacon and lay them on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the ingredients for the glaze together. After 20 minutes, drizzle the glaze over the veggies and place them back in the oven for another 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

This is not a great make-ahead recipe. The bacon and asparagus are best when fresh out of the oven. However, you can prep the bundles and make the glaze a day ahead. Then refrigerate until ready to roast.

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66 comments on “Oven Roasted Vegetables with Maple Glaze

  1. barbraposted November 21, 2018 at 12:22 pm Reply

    Heres another good one https://bit.ly/2R1LOpE

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  4. Stephanie Campbellposted December 18, 2017 at 6:53 am Reply

    Would this be good with Prime Rib? Also not a big maple fan, how maply and can it go without?

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  6. Erinposted November 24, 2016 at 11:29 am Reply

    Made this for Thanksgiving, thank you!

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  10. Amanda Westposted January 22, 2016 at 9:30 pm Reply

    HOT DIGGITY DOG! These are so addicting. I’m so glad I halved the recipe for my husband and me or I would have kept on eating them till they were gone. I still did, but thankfully there were a lot less. Wow, these are amazing. I can’t even get over how good they are. I. Want. More. Now.

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  19. Nicoleposted March 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm Reply

    This looks wonderful! Hmm, bacon! Is there another veggie that would do well in place of the parsnips? I’m thinking maybe a zucchini?

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  21. Christine (CookTheStory)posted December 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm Reply

    Love the presentation.

  22. THposted December 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm Reply

    i’d love to make these for an upcoming holiday dinner but any suggestions on what to replace the bacon with to make it vegetarian friendly??

    • J.Strongposted December 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm Reply

      Turkey bacon drizzled with olive oil since it does not have the needed
      fat content.

  23. CCposted December 7, 2013 at 11:12 am Reply

    I tried these last night. They were absolutely delicious, and I didn’t feel guilty for eating them. Great recipe!

  24. Lynposted November 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm Reply

    These were delicious. I am adding them to Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks

  25. Jenny Flakeposted November 20, 2013 at 7:29 am Reply

    What a fun way to eat veggies! Love!!

  26. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted November 20, 2013 at 8:10 am Reply

    Love this presentation!

  27. Winnieposted November 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm Reply

    This is total genius!

  28. Nutmeg Nannyposted November 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Oh how fun and delicious!! I just have to give this a try :)

  29. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted November 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm Reply

    That cider maple glaze sounds divine! Love this festive bundles, Sommer :)

  30. Shelly (Cookies and Cups)posted November 14, 2013 at 7:31 pm Reply

    This looks yummy! The kids would love to try it!

  31. Stephanieposted November 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm Reply

    Stunning presentation! :) home run. parsnips bitter? I wouldn’t describe them that way but its your taste buds. I like the hit of spicy and crunch that they give. My son calls them ‘the white carrot ones’. They are wonderful roasted, cooked in a stew, mashed :) sorry felt I needed to further represent one of fav veggies in a better light. Maybe look for smaller ones? Maybe its a size problem – big = bitter? Definitely making this though :)

  32. Liz @ Virtually Homemadeposted November 14, 2013 at 11:56 am Reply

    Wow! So creative – bacon does make everything better!

  33. Jenniferposted November 14, 2013 at 7:11 am Reply

    These look amazing!!! I can’t wait to try them! Thank you for the great recipe!

  34. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted November 13, 2013 at 3:31 am Reply

    What a nice presentation for a holiday meal!

  35. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted November 13, 2013 at 12:56 am Reply

    This will definitely get me to eat my veggies without a fuss!

  36. ATasteOfMadnessposted November 12, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply

    These look so fancy, and yet so simple. I love this idea!

  37. Janposted November 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm Reply

    These look attractive. Perhaps for my next family dinner. Bitter parsnips? You malign parsnips, even saying you like them. Perhaps your supplier is selling old stuff. Parsnips are at least as sweet as carrots and I eat both raw.

    • Sommerposted November 14, 2013 at 11:00 am Reply

      Hey Jan, no, they aren’t old, but they are HUGE. I find large parsnips to be a bit bitter. I still enjoy them, but not the kids.

      …Expect in this recipes. ;)

  38. Carolynposted November 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm Reply

    Yum, you don’t have to ask me twice to eat my veggies with bacon!

  39. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted November 12, 2013 at 11:22 am Reply

    These bundles are so pretty, and I can only imagine the wonderful flavor!!

  40. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted November 12, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply

    Such a nice, simple and tasty veggie side!

  41. Shari | Tickled Redposted November 12, 2013 at 5:58 am Reply

    Oh yeah! Totally agree, bacon makes everything mo’ bettah’ :D

  42. Glory/ Glorious Treatsposted November 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm Reply

    Beautiful presentation!

  43. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted November 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm Reply

    Shoot, I’ll eat anything wrapped in bacon! Especially these adorable veggie bundles! They look like the perfect accoutrement to any holiday meal. Bravo, dollface!!

  44. Lana @ Never Enough Thymeposted November 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm Reply

    What a pretty side for Thanksgiving! I love parsnips but don’t think of buying them very often. Putting them on my shopping list right now.

    • Sommerposted November 12, 2013 at 7:34 am Reply

      Me neither Lana, But I’m so glad I did!

  45. Nicole Lindstrom | Simply Happenstanceposted November 11, 2013 at 5:38 pm Reply

    What a pretty holiday side! Sides I think are the hardest most times. This one is sure to be a great one. Yum!

    • Sommerposted November 12, 2013 at 7:35 am Reply

      Thanks Nicole! …And it goes with everything!

  46. Shainaposted November 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm Reply

    These would be so pretty on the plate at Thanksgiving. Love this idea!

  47. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted November 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm Reply

    These are always such a hit at the holidays!

  48. Andrejaposted November 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm Reply

    Wonderful, I like it

  49. naomiposted November 11, 2013 at 11:56 am Reply

    yep, bacon wrapped – my family will for sure do this!

  50. marlaposted November 11, 2013 at 11:23 am Reply

    Anything with bacon ~ count me in!!

  51. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted November 11, 2013 at 11:46 am Reply

    Sommer, these are so fun and creative! Love this!

  52. Kristaposted November 11, 2013 at 10:16 am Reply

    What a marvelous idea! These would be so lovely and tasty for Thanksgiving!

  53. Rachel Cooksposted November 11, 2013 at 9:27 am Reply

    Seriously? I adore parsnips — your family is missing out! But these look phenomenal! Love the sounds of that glaze. And you can never go wrong with bacon. :)

  54. Jeanetteposted November 11, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply

    What a fun presentation Sommer!

  55. Aimeeposted November 11, 2013 at 8:15 am Reply

    I think these are super smart and creative. Can’t wait to try them out!

  56. Carrianposted November 11, 2013 at 8:01 am Reply

    Yum! This looks delicious! I love bacon wrapped anything!

  57. Julie @ Table for Twoposted November 11, 2013 at 8:58 am Reply

    cider maple glaze sounds so delicious with this roasted veggie wrap!! the bacon is the perfect “tie” for the veggies! hehe :)

  58. Heather Christoposted November 11, 2013 at 7:56 am Reply

    You couldn’t be more right about wrapping things in bacon. These little vegetable packets are actually soooo pretty! What a great idea!

  59. Mariaposted November 11, 2013 at 7:52 am Reply

    Bacon and veggies-something for everyone!

  60. Marian (Sweetopia)posted November 11, 2013 at 7:56 am Reply

    What a perfect way to get more veggies! ;-)

  61. Tieghanposted November 11, 2013 at 7:55 am Reply

    These are a perfect Thanksgiving side, Sommer! Such a great way to get out veggies in!

  62. Kelli Williamsposted November 11, 2013 at 7:11 am Reply

    These are a must try!!! I love all of these veggies and have a serious love affair going on with bacon. Sshhh don’t tell the hubby! Thanks Sommer!