Caramelized Vegetables with Dijon Butter


This simple roasted vegetable side dish tastes rich and complex thanks to mustard-spiced butter. Slideshow: More Vegetarian Recipes 

Caramelized Vegetables with Dijon Butter
Photo: © Con Poulos
Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, crushed in a mortar

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper

  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots, scrubbed and halved lengthwise

  • 3 fennel bulbs (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch-thick wedges

  • 1 1/2 pounds beets, peeled and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges

  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a bowl, mix 6 tablespoons of the butter with 2 tablespoons of the mustard and the coriander. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, combine the carrots and fennel. On another large rimmed baking sheet, arrange the beets. Dollop the butter over the vegetables on each baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Toss and rub to evenly coat. Roast for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally and rotating the sheets halfway through, until the vegetables are tender and caramelized.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of mustard. Dollop the butter over the warm vegetables and toss to evenly coat. Transfer the vegetables to a serving platter and garnish with the dill.

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