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Can You Roast Frozen Vegetables?
Most vegetables are incredibly versatile, and can be grilled, pan-fried, steamed, or roasted. While fresh veggies are usually the way to go, you may wonder if frozen options can also lead to good results, since they are generally cheaper, last longer, and can even be bought conveniently chopped and prepared.
It turns out that roasting frozen vegetables is perfectly fine, and you don't even have to thaw them beforehand. To roast a 16 oz. bag of frozen veggies, place them on a baking sheet, add salt, oil, garlic, and herbs, and roast at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 30 minutes, flipping or stirring them at the halfway mark.
Firm root veggies like beets, carrots, or parsnips may need to roast for a bit longer, while tomatoes, mushrooms, and zucchini have relatively short cooking times. After the veggies are perfectly crispy and roasted, feel free to add some lemon juice, parmesan cheese, or extra herbs on top to elevate the flavors.