Roast Vegetable Tsimmes with Apricots


Tsimmes means "a fuss" in Yiddish, but that doesn't happen with this easy recipe. In the pan, separate the beets from the sweet potatoes and parsnips to prevent discoloration.

Roast Vegetable Tsimmes with Apricots
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Roast Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins


  • 4 large parsnips (about 1-1/2 lb.), peeled and cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces

  • 1 ½ pound 1-1/2- to 2-inch beets, trimmed and halved or 2 large beets, peeled and cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces*

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 lb.), peeled and cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces

  • 2 large onions, cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 head garlic, peeled and separated into cloves

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon hot paprika**

  • 1 7 ounce package dried apricots, halved


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In roasting pan arrange vegetables in rows. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with garlic cloves, salt, pepper, and paprika. Do not stir.

  2. Cover; roast for 1 hour (do not stir). Uncover; sprinkle with dried apricots. Gently stir each row of vegetables, avoiding mixing different vegetables. Roast, uncovered, for 25 to 35 minutes more or until vegetables are tender, stirring once. To serve, combine vegetables in a bowl. Serve warm. Makes 10 to 12 servings.


Small beets do not need to be peeled; scrub well after trimming. Wear plastic gloves when peeling large beets to avoid staining hands.


Paprika, the ground red spice derived from the flesh of dried mild pepper, is labeled sweet or hot. Use either variety for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

192 Calories
3g Fat
41g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 192
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 15.9mg 80%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 811mg 17%
Folate, total 100.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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