The browned butter and roasted vegetables make this special, but roasting everything in the oven at once makes it easy to prepare.
Everyone needs a simple oven-roasted chicken every now and then. This recipe gets a vibrant lift from the bright, clear flavor of tomatillos.
The problem with pumpkin pie is pumpkin. Most pumpkins teeter toward tasteless. Instead, roast butternut squash and you get lush sweetness and kicks of caramel.
Leftover parsley and walnut pesto is great with spaghetti.
Lighter than yams, easily done ahead and good hot or tepid, roasted sweet squash turns almost candy-like in the oven.
The sweet, nutty flavor of roasted butternut squash pairs best with flavors that are bold enough to balance that sweetness. We chose the traditional Middle Eastern spice blend za'atar (a pungent combination of toasted sesame seeds, thyme, marjoram, and sumac).