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    Maple-Ginger Roasted Vegetables with Pecans 

    Total Time: 1 HR 30 MIN

    Active: 30 MIN

    Serves: 12

    It’s harvest season, which means all those beautiful fall flavors are in abundance and right at your fingertips. Take advantage of those seasonal offerings by whipping up this delicious dish for your friends and family. Trust us, serve this bountiful autumn dish at your next dinner party and you’ll look like a rock star chef.

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    1 ½ cups pecans

    4 medium carrots (3/4 lb), peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick on the bias

    2 large parsnips (1 lb), peeled and sliced ¼ inch thick on the bias

    1 small butternut squash (2 lbs), peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch dice

    1 lb Brussels sprouts, halved

    ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

    ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

    1/3 cup pure maple syrup

    1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

    Here’s how you do it:

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread the pecans in a pie plate and toast until fragrant, about 6 minutes. Let cool.

    In a large bowl, toss the carrots, parsnips, cauliflower, squash and Brussels sprouts with the olive oil and nutmeg and season generously with salt and pepper. Spread the veggies on 2 large rimmed baking sheets and roast for 30 minutes, until the veggies begin to brown. Add red pepper flakes to maple syrup. Scatter the pecans and ginger over the veggies and drizzle with the maple syrup; toss well. Continue to roast the veggies for another 25 minutes, until they are tender and golden. Scrape the veggies into a serving dish and serve hot or at room temperature.

         Voila! Now you have a Gusto Pizza Co. certified Divine Dish at your own table. Don’t be afraid to share the recipe with family and friends, because there’s more where that came from! Look for more upcoming Divine seasonal dishes right here on our Chef’s Blog.

         Questions or comments? Simply ask the Chef here.

         And don’t forget to come see this tasty fall dish in Divine Pie fashion (“The Roasted Root”) in action at Gusto Pizza Co. this week starting on Thursday. Make sure you stop in and Get Some!