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Lesson Overview

Roasting is an effortless way to cook vegetables. All you need is just a bit of salt, pepper, oil and a hot oven and you can transform nearly any vegetable into something intensely-sweet with a caramelized exterior and a soft, moist interior.

When cooked properly and to the right doneness, roa…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • understand how roasting affects vegetables
  • prepare vegetables for roasting
  • roast and test vegetables for doneness
  • finish and serve roasted vegetables

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: How to Roast Vegetables 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. How Roasting Affects Vegetables 3 mins
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4. Preparing to Roast Vegetables 5 mins
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5. Roasting & Testing Vegetables 5 mins
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6. Finishing Roasted Vegetables 2 mins
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7. Roasted Cauliflower 15 mins
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8. Roasted Eggplant 30 mins
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9. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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10. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 2 hrs 4 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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What People Are Saying

Default profile "I loved this class and I learnt so much." ★★★★★
Default profile "Loved this lesson!" ★★★★★
Default profile "I use to hate eggplant, now I've cooked it four times this past month and I'm figuring out how to make it as good as they do at my favorite spots. The downside Is I know now when its been cooked poorly." ★★★★★
Default profile "Awesome lesson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" ★★★★★
Default profile "Great course feel more confident roasting vegetables." ★★★★★
Default profile "Excellent" ★★★★★
Default profile "This was immensely helpful! I thought roasting vegetables was a fool-proof process but it seems like there's a lot more to it!" ★★★★★
Default profile "Before this lesson I thought I knew how to roast vegetables, now I know that I was making all kinds of mistakes that I can now correct to take my cooking to new, more delicious level. For example, I was mixing different root veggies together on the same pan, resulting in beets "bleeding" their color onto my carrots and turnips. I also didn't uniformly cut veggies into the same size pieces which often resulted in some over done pieces and some just right pieces. Then there was the improper use of oil, too little or too much. Lastly I was roasting in Pyrex baking dishes and not on metal baking sheets. I think my dinner guests will be pleased with the results of this course! Thanks Rouxbe." ★★★★★
Default profile "This is an amazingly thorough and entertaining lesson. I thought I knew all there was to know about roasting veggies, oh boy was i wrong. can't wait to impress my family and friends with my new skills." ★★★★★
Default profile "I think this would be helpful to someone entirely new, but I was hoping for some oil-free alternatives to roasting. I already knew how to do all of this with oil." ★★★
Default profile "I would say, Very helpful, excellect." ★★★★★
Default profile "Who knew there were so many details to creating an ideal environment to bring out the best in vegetables. Thought I knew a bit about how to do this, but I learned techniques that have forever transformed the way I will approach roasting. Thank you!" ★★★★★
Default profile "Great step-by-step format. No distracting mannerisms of the demonstrator are visable. Love the view of just the techniques. The opportunity to go back and review then take the quiz is great. The practice recipes are delicious, simple, and relate well to the lessons." ★★★★★
Default profile "I thought I knew how to roast, I picked so many little tricks that my roasting has really improved." ★★★★★
Default profile "I have been roasting vegetables for years... but I learned a lot in this course... Well done!" ★★★★★
Default profile "The question regarding how long carrots should cook I think is a little inaccurate. I see in the liteature that carrots should be cook 8-10 minutes instead of the answer you give, you can't really know?" ★★★★
Default profile "Good!" ★★★★
Default profile "Great learning how to correctly roast vegetables!" ★★★★★
Default profile "This gives me an easy way to cook vegetables other than boiling them or just putting them in a pan. I can’t wait to try this on a few more vegetables." ★★★★★
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10 Videos | 10 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Roast Vegetables
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: How Roasting Affects Vegetables
Task 4: Preparing to Roast Vegetables
Task 5: Roasting & Testing Vegetables
Task 6: Finishing Roasted Vegetables
Task 7: Roasted Cauliflower
Task 8: Roasted Eggplant

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