Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Roasting frozen veggies?

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11-25-2007, 06:41 PM
I know there are a lot of experienced veggie roasters here, and I've gotten into it myself!

I keep a lot of frozen veggies on hand. I'm wondering if they roast well, and if so, do they need to be thawed or nuked first or just tossed in the oven right from the bag?


11-25-2007, 06:52 PM
I often do a mixture - fresh and frozen when I roast. I usually microwave the fresh veggies first, so that the cooking time will be similar for all of the veggies that I am using. If the frozen veggies have a lot of excess water, I will microwave them first. Otherwise, I just mix them with the others, season and coat with a bit of olive oil and roast them all together. I love the stir-fry blends for this. They help round out the color and texture of the dish.

11-25-2007, 09:12 PM
I've only ever used fresh veg for roasting, but I think I may have to try frozen. I prefer organic produce and since moving out of California frozen is the cheapest organic option I have. I'll bet frozen brussel sprouts would roast up nicely...mmm...

11-26-2007, 05:34 PM
I roast frozen green beans almost every day. Works great!! Just takes a little longer than fresh. Also, be careful when you open the over because they let off a lot of steam. I toss the frozen beans with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and put them in a 425* - 450* oven. Turn them to keep them browning evenly.

12-03-2007, 10:21 AM
Update: I roasted some frozen brussel sprouts last night. I thought they were great! The bf wasn't crazy about them, but he prefers everything soaked in butter and therefore cannot be trusted! :p I just put two servings in a pan (uncovered) and tossed them with 1 tsp. olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon juice. I will definitely be trying this with other frozen veggies! :carrot:

12-06-2007, 10:28 PM
Hmmm, I love roasted brussel sprouts, but my grocery store has fresh ones nearly all the time. I do however, have frozen beans, broccoli and cauliflower from our summer garden, and I've been leery of roasting them. Thanks for the this thread, I think I'll try it. :)