This Italian appetizer usually involves raw vegetables dipped into a pungent warm sauce. (Bagna cauda means "hot bath" in Italian.) Shaya substitutes roasted root vegetables for their caramelized sweetness. This recipe calls for carrots, baby turnips, small golden potatoes, and red onions. The array of flavors blend wonderfully and make for a beautiful display of color when plated. The vegetables bake at a high temperature (475 degrees), which helps them develop a wonderful caramelized exterior. Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, these root vegetables are going to be a new go-to side that you'll want to add to your weekly rotation. When these root vegetables are no longer in season, you can substitute in whatever hearty vegetables are hitting the farmers market. You'll just have to adjust the cook time accordingly.

Southern Living


Credit: Sheri Giblin

Recipe Summary test

10 mins
35 mins
Serves 10 (serving size: about 6 oz. vegetables, about 1 Tbsp. Bagna Cauda)


Charred Root Vegetables
Bagna Cauda


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 475°F. Toss together carrots, turnips, potatoes, onions, oil, and salt in a large bowl. Divide mixture evenly between 2 baking sheets, spreading in a single layer on each. Bake in preheated oven until vegetables are lightly charred and tender, 25 to 30 minutes, switching pans top rack to bottom rack halfway through baking. Serve vegetables with warm Bagna Cauda for dipping.


Bagna Cauda

Stir together garlic cloves, anchovy fillets, olive oil, oregano sprig, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Remove oregano sprig; whisk in butter. Serve sauce warm.