If you find yourself with a bunch of radishes and you aren’t sure what to do with them, or if you are looking for a healthy, low-carb side dish recipe, make Garlic Butter Roasted Radishes.
When radishes are roasted, they lose their bitterness and become super mild and creamy. Add in a little garlic butter and you have yourself a delicious and healthy side dish recipe.
Every summer, when garden season arrives, I always find myself with a large bunch of radishes. Whether I pick them out of my own garden or purchase them at the Farmer’s market or grocery store, they always come in a big bundle.
Although I slice them and add them to my salads for lunch, it seems nearly impossible to use them all before they start to go bad. I will use them in my Homemade Coleslaw mix, however, there are only so many uses for raw radishes.
In their raw form, radishes have such a unique and strong taste. Some are quite spicy while others are more bitter.
Cooked Radishes Have A Mild Flavor
However, when radishes are cooked or roasted, their flavor is surprisingly mild and delicious. In addition, they have a nice creamy texture to them.
I discovered how delicious cooked radishes were in my earlier years, when I was on a low-carb diet. I was trying to find a replacement for potatoes in my Crock Pot Pot Roast recipe.
And because I had a bunch of radishes and turnips from the garden, I decided to throw those in the slow cooker with the roast instead of potatoes. However, I wasn’t hopeful that the strong taste of the radishes would disappear.
Boy, I was wrong. The radish flavor was amazing and the texture was just like that of a cooked potato!
Ever since then I have tried several ways to use them in my recipes, however Garlic Butter Roasted Radishes is my favorite!
The radishes are cut in half and tossed with a garlic infused butter. Throw them in the oven and 20 minutes later you have a delicious and healthy side dish that can be served alongside your favorite protein.
It takes about the same time to make Air Fryer Chicken Breasts as it does to make this recipe. Or put them in the oven before making Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops and dinner will ready to be served all at the same time.
Garlic Butter Roasted Radishes
*A printable recipe card is located at the bottom of this article which contains the specific measurements, temperatures and cook times. However, continue reading below to learn about more helpful tips about this specific recipe.
- 1 bunch medium radishes, tops trimmed
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground Black Pepper
The first step is to preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). While the oven heats up, prepare the radishes.
Trim off the tops and root end of the radishes and then cut them in half lengthwise. If the radishes are large, you can quarter them as well.
Place the cut radishes in a single layer in a baking dish. The dish does not need to be sprayed with non-stick cooking spray because we will be adding butter in the next step.
Place the butter in a sauce pan or a microwave safe dish. Melt the butter then pour it over top of the radishes.
To finish making the Garlic Butter Roasted Radishes, add the minced garlic, Kosher salt, and fresh ground Black Pepper over the radishes and toss to coat.
Place the baking pan in the preheated oven and roast the radishes until fork tender. This will take approximately 20 minutes for radishes that have been cut in half.
However, if you quartered the radishes, be sure to check them for doneness after they have been in the oven for 15 minutes. You want them to be fork tender.
Remove the pan from the oven and let the radishes sit for a couple minutes. Sprinkle with parsley if desired and serve warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does it matter what type of radishes that I use?
Although there are several different varieties of radishes, you can use any of them to make Garlic Butter Roasted Radishes. However, be sure to look for typical, salad radishes and not the larger Daikon radishes that are typically used in Asian cuisine.
The most common radishes are the small, red round varieties. Although you could also use watermelon, French breakfast or other types as long as you would use them in a salad.
2. How would I cook the radishes in an Air Fryer?
If you don’t want to fire up the oven, you can use your air fryer to roast the radishes. Although all air fryers cook at different rates, in general you would decrease the temperature by 25°F when adapting an oven based recipe to an air fryer recipe.
Therefore, for this recipe, preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Then place the prepared radishes that have been tossed in the garlic butter mixture into the air fryer basket.
Air fry for 10-12 minutes, tossing once or twice during the cooking process. The radishes are done when a fork can be inserted into the flesh easily.
3. Can I adjust the recipe to make more?
This recipe can easily be adapted to make more or even less. Simply increase the amount of butter, garlic, salt and pepper based on the number of radishes that you have.
A typical bunch of radishes weighs about 1/2 pound and contains anywhere from 8-12 radishes. Therefore, if you are wanting to make more to take to a backyard barbecue or a family event, increase the ingredients accordingly.
However, the cook time will remain the same as long as you cook them in a single layer of a baking dish.
4. I don’t have fresh garlic, can I use garlic powder instead?
If you don’t have fresh garlic you can substitute garlic powder instead. 1 fresh garlic clove equals 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder. Therefore, if you want to substitute garlic powder for the fresh garlic in this Garlic Butter Roasted Radishes recipe, use 1/2 teaspoon.
5. How do I store and reheat leftovers?
If you have any leftovers, store them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Although you could place them back in the oven to reheat, I prefer to reheat them in a skillet over medium heat.
It is a much faster way to reheat them. Of course, you could also place them in the microwave for 30-45 seconds to reheat them as well.
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- 1 bunch medium Radishes
- 2 tablespoons melted Butter
- 2 Garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
- Chopped Fresh Parsley, optional for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Trim off the tops and root end of the radishes and then cut them in half lengthwise. If you have large radishes, quarter them. Place the cut radishes in a single layer in a baking dish.
- Pour the melted butter in the pan. Add the minced garlic, salt, and pepper over the radishes and toss to coat.
- Place the baking pan in the preheated oven and roast the radishes until fork tender, approximately 20 minutes.
- Remove the baking dish from the oven and let the dish sit a couple of minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
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Nutrition InformationYield 3
Amount Per Serving Calories 70Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 20mgSodium 482mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.