15+ Simple Sauces for Roasted Vegetables

Why settle for plain roasted veggies when you can take them to the next level with flavorful and versatile sauces? Whether you’re a fan of tangy, creamy, or spicy flavors, there’s a sauce on this list to suit everyone!

Looking for ways to sauce up your roasted vegetables?

Whether you’re looking to add a bit of zest or a creamy kick, sauces are a great way to add loads of flavor!

Check out these unique and delicious sauces that will take your veggies from bland to flavor-packed.

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The BEST Sauces for Roasted Vegetables

Roasted brussel sprouts in bowl drizzled with balsamic glaze and sprinkled with cranberries.
Balsamic Glaze:
A classic choice, balsamic glaze adds a rich, sweet-tart flavor to your roasted vegetables. Drizzle it over the veggies before roasting or as a finishing touch to enhance their natural sweetness.
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Lemon Butter Dill Sauce:
Brighten up your roasted veggies with a zesty lemon dill sauce. Simply combine lemon juice, fresh dill and butter. This sauce adds a refreshing and aromatic twist to any vegetable medley.
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Chimichurri sauce in small jar with spoon.
Chimichurri:
Originally from Argentina, chimichurri is a vibrant and herby sauce that complements roasted vegetables beautifully. Blend together fresh parsley, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Drizzle this green goodness over your roasted veggies to elevate their flavors.
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Crema arranged on plate with limes and cilantro.
Cilantro Lime Dressing:
If you're a fan of cilantro, this sauce is a must-try. Blend fresh cilantro, lime juice, garlic, honey, and olive oil until smooth. Drizzle this zesty dressing over your roasted veggies for a burst of freshness.
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Romesco sauce in white bowl next to almonds and crusty bread.
Romesco Sauce:
Originating from Catalonia, Spain, romesco sauce is a smoky and slightly spicy sauce that adds depth to roasted vegetables. Make it by blending roasted red peppers, almonds, garlic, olive oil, sherry vinegar, and smoked paprika. It's particularly fantastic with roasted bell peppers and eggplant.
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Spoonful of peri peri sauce.
Peri Peri Sauce:
Awaken your taste buds with Peri Peri Sauce, a classic South African condiment made with African bird's eye chili peppers, garlic, and citrus. Its bold, fiery flavor perfectly complements chicken, shrimp, vegetables, and more!
Peri Peri Sauce
Bowl of yogurt dill sauce with spoon and slices of lemon, drizzled with olive oil.
This delicious Yogurt Dill Sauce is a creamy yet light all-purpose sauce you’ll want to use on everything. Easy to make with Greek yogurt, lemon, garlic, and dill, just a scoop adds bright and vibrant flavors to salad bowls, veggies, grilled meats, and more!
Yogurt Dill Sauce
Bowl of mango salsa in serving bowl next to tortilla chips.
Spicy Mango Salsa:
For a tropical twist, try a spicy mango salsa. Dice ripe mangoes, red onions, jalapeños, and cilantro. Mix them with lime juice, a touch of honey, and a pinch of salt. This vibrant salsa complements roasted sweet potatoes or zucchini exceptionally well.
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Small jar of green goddess dressing with spoon
Green Goddess Sauce:
Green Goddess sauce is a vibrant and herbaceous dressing that adds a burst of freshness to roasted vegetables. In a blender or food processor, combine fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, tarragon, or chives, along with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, anchovy paste (optional), and a drizzle of olive oil. Blend until smooth, adjusting the consistency with water if needed. This sauce complements roasted asparagus, green beans, or potatoes beautifully, bringing a touch of elegance to your dish.
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Bearnaise sauce in small black bowl.
Béarnaise Sauce:
Béarnaise sauce, a classic French sauce, is traditionally paired with steak but can also elevate the flavors of roasted vegetables. This rich and velvety sauce combines the richness of clarified butter with the tanginess of white wine vinegar and the aromatic flavors of shallots and tarragon.
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Overhead shot of roasted broccoli next to bowl of basil tahini sauce.
Tahini Dressing:
Creamy and nutty, tahini dressing pairs beautifully with roasted vegetables. Blend tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and water to create a smooth, pourable sauce. Drizzle it over your veggies and sprinkle with sesame seeds for extra texture.
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Peanut Sauce:
Bring an Asian-inspired flair to your roasted vegetables with a delicious peanut sauce. Combine peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, honey, and a dash of chili flakes for a creamy and slightly spicy sauce. It pairs wonderfully with roasted broccoli or cauliflower.
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Maple Mustard Glaze:
Combine the sweetness of maple syrup with the tanginess of mustard for a delightful glaze. Mix maple syrup, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of salt. Brush this glaze over your roasted veggies before cooking for a delectable caramelized finish.
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Yogurt Dill Sauce:
Cool and refreshing, a yogurt dill sauce brings a touch of lightness to roasted vegetables. Combine Greek yogurt, fresh dill, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Serve alongside your roasted veggies for a creamy and herbaceous accompaniment.
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Red Curry Coconut Sauce:
Indulge in the exotic flavors of red curry and coconut milk. In a saucepan, heat red curry paste, coconut milk, lime juice, brown sugar, and fish sauce until well combined. Drizzle this aromatic sauce over your roasted veggies for a burst of Thai-inspired goodness.
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Hoisin Glaze:
Add an Asian-inspired glaze to your roasted vegetables with hoisin sauce. Mix hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and garlic. Brush this glaze over your veggies before roasting to create a sticky, caramelized coating.
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How to Make Aioli
Roasted Garlic Aioli:
Creamy and packed with flavor, roasted garlic aioli is a fantastic dipping sauce for roasted veggies. Blend roasted garlic cloves, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until smooth. This rich and garlicky sauce pairs well with an assortment of roasted vegetables.
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How to make ahead and store

Many of these sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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15+ Sauces for Roasted Vegetables

Why settle for plain veggies when you can take them to the next level with one of these 15+ flavorful sauces for roasted vegetables. Try these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze. It's a simple and elegant side dish that both kids and adults love!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Cut off the brown ends of the Brussels sprouts and cut in half. Mix them in a bowl with the olive oil. Pour them on two baking sheets and roast for 25-30 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. 
  • Meanwhile, combine the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until glaze is thick and syrupy, about 20 minutes. 
  • Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the roasted sprouts. Sprinkle with dried cranberries and serve immediately. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 144.6mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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