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Cheese, Bacon & Sage Smashed Root Vegetables

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

It sounds messy, but this fast and tasty meal is perfect as a quick bite for the kids. Watch the full instructional video here:

Cheese, Bacon & Sage Smashed Root Vegetables


8 rashers streaky bacon, cut in pieces
8 potatoes - boiled until tender, halved
1  kumara (sweet potato) -  boiled until tender, quartered
4-5 pre-cooked baby beetroots
1 red onion - cut into wedges
A handful sage
A handful of grated cheddar cheese
Extra Virgin Avocado oil and Natural Avocado Cooking oil
Sea salt
Pesto to serve 


  1. Heat oven to 200°C /390ºF and line a flat roasting tray with parchment.
  2. In a fry pan over a high heat, fry off the bacon until golden and crispy. Set aside. 
  3. Spread the cooked potatoes, kumara, beetroots and red onion evenly over the baking tray. Gently press tops of each root veggie with a fork (except the onion) until they are smashed but still holding their shape. Drizzle everything with avocado oil, a sprinkling of salt and pepper and roast for 15 minutes. 
  4. Now the onions are softer, sprinkle all of the veggies with grated cheddar, bacon bits and sage. Roast for a further 15 minutes.
  5. Eat HOT and serve with a side of pesto
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