Thanksgiving Vegetable Medley: Tips & Tricks

Looking for a last-minute recipe to add to this year's Thanksgiving dinner? Try the delicious and easy-to-make Vegetable Medley I created with the help of my dear friend, Chef Sasha Ariel. This recipe is healthy, colorful, and a great side dish!

Pantry Essentials For Perfectly Roasted Veggies:

  • Nonstick baking sheet tray.
  • Heat proof parchment paper.
  • Grape seed oil or coconut oil pan spray.
  • Fine sea salt.

Holiday Vegetable Medley with Cranberry Balsamic Reduction

Serves 6 guests.


  • 1 Kabocha squash deseeded and cut into half inch pieces.
  • 1 Acorn squash deseeded and cut into half inch pieces.
  • 1 lb brussel sprouts cut in halves.
  • 1 red onion cut into pedals.
  • Sage leaves
  • Thyme
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil
  • 1 quart unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 450°-475°F, preferably on convection. 
  • Add juice, vinegar, maple, and cranberries to a sauce pot, bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Keep a close eye on this, you are making a reduction, this should take about an hour to thicken. 
  • In separate bowls, toss the veggies with olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  • Line the baking tray with parchment and spray with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Roast veggies one by one. Squash 18 mins | Onions 14 minutes | Brussel Sprouts 13 minutes.  Start with the squash as they take the longest to cook and place them on the top rack right below the highest.
  • Add a few springs of thyme and sage to each tray as you roast. 
  • Broil for a few minutes (watch closely so they don't burn) just allow enough time for browning. 
  • Pull veggies from the oven and cool on the counter.
  • Arrange them all together on a large serving platter.
  • Drizzle your already roasted veggies with the cranberry reduction.
  • You can top your veggie medley with pecans, walnuts, chopped parsley, or crispy sage leaves left overs from roasting.  
  • Serve and enjoy!!

We hope you enjoy our recipe! From our hearts to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a peaceful Holiday Season!


Gigi & Sasha


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