Maple Roasted Veggies, Pecans, + Ranch Sauce

November 11, 2020

This Maple Roasted Veggies, Pecans, + Ranch Sauce recipe is the perfect one pan side dish for the entire family, especially during the Holidays. The best balance of nuttiness and sweetness meets savory flavors. Whether you’re in need of a healthy dish for your Holiday table or an easy weeknight meal addition, this takes the cake! Beyond easy to make!

MAPLE ROASTED VEGGIES, PECANS, + RANCH SAUCE

This post contains sponsored links by Drew’s Organics.

MAPLE ROASTED VEGGIES, PECANS, + RANCH SAUCE

WHY DREW’S ORGANICS? 

Firstly, I want to start by saying that I’ve always been a true fan of Drew’s Organics! I often purchase them from Amazon or select Organic Grocers, both online and in store.

Secondly, not only are their dressings/marinades and salsas amazing, but their mission is also.

When it comes to their dressings/marinades, they offer a ton of flavor options, which makes it perfect for almost every dish.

This Chicken dish specifically uses their Creamy Ranch Dressing + Quick Marinade, however, they also have other awesome flavors which include: Rosemary Balsamic, Chipotle Ranch, Classic Italian, Roasted Garlic Peppercorn, Romano Caesar, Poppy Seed, Honey Dijon, Thousand Island, Tahini Goddess, French Dressing, Shiitake Ginger, Greek Olive, Thai Coconut Sesame, and Orange Sesame Ginger.

Back to the mission. Drew’s Organics believes in creating delicious and healthy foods (much like we do!) by offering products that are Organic, have No GMOs, and are Gluten-Free.

In addition, they are committed to using only high quality expeller-pressed oils along with offering Paleo, Vegan/ Plant-based, and No-Sugar Added options, which is great!

MAPLE ROASTED VEGGIES, PECANS, + RANCH SAUCE

What You’ll Need For This Recipe?

Pecans – The epitome of nutty flavor. The perfect addition

Brown Sugar – Makes things perfectly sweet + caramelized

Unsalted Butter– Keeps everything moist + easily caramelized

Fall Spices – The best warm spices + flavor that include cinnamon, nutmeg, + allspice

Herbs – Always love adding an earthy feel to my savory dishes

Carrots – Such an earthy addition and easy vegetable to cook

Tomatoes – Always love the tangy, sweet flavor of tomatoes

Brussels Sprouts– Always love adding an earthy feel to my savory dishes

Maple Syrup – A great sweetener

MAPLE ROASTED VEGGIES, PECANS, + RANCH SAUCE

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This Cranberry Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Chicken + Veggies recipe is the perfect one pan dish for the entire family. Made with a delicious Rosemary Balsamic marinade and topped with a homemade cranberry sauce, this recipe is a nice balance of tart and sweetness meets savory flavors. Whether you’re in need of a healthy dish for your Holiday table or an easy weeknight meal, this takes the cake! Beyond easy to make!

MAPLE ROASTED VEGGIES, PECANS, + RANCH SAUCE

These Baked Cajun Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders are the most flavorful, crispy tenders that your entire family is sure to love. Marinated in a tangy honey dijon mustard dressing, breaded in cornflakes, seasoned with a spicy cajun seasoning, beautifully baked, and all around delicious. This recipe is super easy to make and only requires a handful of ingredients.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS RECIPE!

It’s SUPER EASY to make.

Uses mostly pantry staple ingredients.

Only one pan required!

Bold flavors—Sweet, Nutty, + Tart go so well together!

Fully loaded!!!

Easy weeknight meal option.

Completely meal-prep friendly!

Fun cooking activity for entire family.

Great way to incorporate veggies with your meal.

And just absolutely wholesome and perfect for any kind of weather.

MAPLE ROASTED VEGGIES, PECANS, + RANCH SAUCE

How To Make Candied Pecans.

Honestly, my favorite part of this entire dish is the candied pecans. The best part? They are super easy to make and add such deliciousness to everything.

2 Tbsps unsalted butter

3-4 Tbsps pure maple syrup

1-2 Tbsps brown sugar

1 cup roughly chopped pecans

pinch of sea salt

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

NEED OTHER GREAT THANKSGIVING SIDE DISH IDEAS?

When it comes to this Easy Vegan Pumpkin Mac + Cheese recipe, it is by far more than a fork full of goodness! Super creamy, light, tender, and loaded with pumpkin + cajun flavors, this ‘Mac + Cheese” is made from gluten-free macaroni, savory seasonings, pumpkin puree, and cashews. 

When it comes to this Cheesy Garlic Hasselback Potato Gratin recipe, it is by far more than a fork full of goodness! Super creamy, packed with thick slices of potatoes and sweet potatoes, and loaded with flavor from the delicious cream sauce. Completely vegan, gluten-free and perfect for your Thanksgiving menu.

This Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing is a great healthy alternative to traditional Thanksgiving stuffing without compromising flavor. Complete your holiday table with this vegan + gluten-free recipe which comes loaded with a blend of wild rice, cranberries, almonds, cilantro, and seasonings.

When it comes to this Baked Vegan Buffalo Mac + Cheese recipe, it is by far more than a fork full of goodness! Super creamy, light, a crunchy crust, and loaded with flavor, this ‘Mac + Cheese” is made from gluten-free macaroni, savory seasonings, a bit of buffalo sauce, and cashews (the cream sauce).

This Vegan Skillet Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect way to enjoy the Holidays while remaining dairy-free, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened. Such a healthy alternative to a classic dish.

MAPLE ROASTED VEGGIES, PECANS, + RANCH SAUCE

MAPLE ROASTED VEGGIES, PECANS, + RANCH SAUCE

Maple Roasted Veggies, Pecans, + Ranch Sauce

Prep Time: 10 mins
45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Serves: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. carrots, peeled
  • 3 cups brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsps unsalted butter, cubed small
  • 1 tsp sea salt + black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 bottle Drew’s Organics CreamyRanch Dressing + Marinade (See Notes!)

Candied Pecans:

  • 1-2 cups chopped pecan halves
  • 2 Tbsps unsalted butter
  • 3-4 Tbsps pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 Tbsps organic brown sugar
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to350 degrees F and line your baking sheet with foil paper.
  • Place the veggies in a single layer (one veggie type at a time; i.e. carrots and then brussels sprouts, etc.) onto the baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar atop all veggies and evenly place all butter cubes unto tops as well.Lastly, sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme, and cinnamon.
  • Place everything in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the carrots and brussels sprouts are just fork tender. **NOTE: During baking, be sure to turn the carrots a few times so that they brown evenly on all sides.**
  • Meanwhile, prepare the candied pecans.

To Make Candied Pecans:

  • Begin by melting the butter in a small pan on low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the maple syrup, brown sugar, spices, salt, and pecans, stirring until everything is well combined and the mixture becomes thicken, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the pecan mixture from heat and add them onto baking sheet during the final 10 minutes of baking veggies.
  • Once done, remove baking sheet with veggies from the oven and place them onto a serving dish.
  • Drizzle with creamy ranch dressing or add it on the side in a small dipping bowl and sprinkle tops of veggies with additional dried thyme.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Place any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
CREAMY RANCH DRESSING:To purchase the Drew’s Organics’ Creamy Ranch Dressing/Marinade as mentioned throughout this recipe, visit their site directly.

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