During the crisp winter months, there's a long list of root vegetables to call upon in the kitchen.
Colourful carrots, ruby beetroots and golden onions are just a few of the underground stars deserving of a spot in the limelight when the evenings draw in and earthy, flavoursome dishes are the order of the day.
With that in mind we've rounded up some of our favourite easy root-vegetable recipes to try this season, from soups and salads, to bakes and cakes. Take a look below:
Root Vegetable Recipes
First up, try re-creating the winning dish from S.Pellegrino Young Chef Winner 2021, Jerome Calayag. His punchy carrot dish blew the panel of world-class judges away, so just think what it will do to your family and friends.
Irish chef Jp McMahon shares an exclusive pan-roasted celeriac with onion glaze recipe for an easy and impressive starter.
Brighten up the table with this vibrant, crunchy salad when the colder months come.
The stalwart of the root vegetable world deserves some star treatment. Cook chips like Heston Blumenthal, or fondant potatoes like Gordon Ramsay, in this high-class round up of recipes.
Go French bistro with this winter warmer and add a touch of 'oh la la' to your menu.
There's a whole variety of ways of cooking this spicy white root vegetable, from soups to salads and more, it offers a clean and interesting addition to many recipes.
Waste not want not. Hang on to those turnip greens and bake them into a delicious quiche, best enjoyed warm from the oven.
When it's time for a pie, try filling it with a vibrant and satisfying beetroot medley.
Root vegetables do bakes best. Here's a tempting recipe with the tangy kick of blue cheese.
Carrots are given an aromatic makeover by chef Marco Müller, from Wein Bar Rutz, in this exquisite recipe for porcini mushrooms with carrots and peas.
This characterful, bright and bulbous root vegetable has plenty of high notes to hit when baked. See the recipes.
World-class Argentine/French chef Mauro Colagreco, from Mirazur, shares an exclusive recipe that he puts on his Christmas table.
When it comes to dessert time, ChefSteps.com have the answer with this entirely flourless carrot cake. It's not a recipe for the faint hearted, but you will be remembered for it.