Pan fried vegetables recipe that is easy, quick, and cooks in less than 10 minutes. This stovetop pan roasted vegetables are packed full of flavor, seared crisp, tender, delicious, and healthy. Let me show you how to fry vegetables in simple steps.
Serve this vegetables medley with potatoes, pan fried steak, rice, chicken, fish, or any other side dish of your choice.
Pan Fried Vegetables Recipe (Stove Top Pan Roasted Vegetables)
This pan fried vegetables recipe is simply the best. It’s easy to make, quick, and you get a tasty healthy vegetable side dish that you can serve at any mealtime or for special occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Dinners.
Pan roasted vegetables is one of the quickest methods of cooking vegetables taking less than 10 minutes to cook.
You don’t need an oven or air fryer to enjoy fried veggies, all you need for pan frying vegetables are a skillet, and a cooking spoon.
This vegetable side dish is low calorie with a serving just about 100 calories.
It’s a recipe that is plant-based, low carb, packed full of protein, and can be adapted to keto diet.
This fried vegetables recipe makes use of fresh and clean ingredients which makes the dish healthy.
For other methods of cooking vegetables check my air fryer vegetables, and Mediterranean roasted vegetables recipes.
Is it healthy to pan fry vegetables?
Yes, it is healthy to pan-fry vegetables because pan roasting vegetables is one of the healthiest methods of cooking veggies. It requires just a few tablespoons of healthy oil.
Can you roast vegetables without oven?
Yes, you can roast vegetables in a pan on the stove top without the need for an oven. Pan-roasted vegetables come out tender, crispy, and delicious and it is quicker than roasting in the oven.
Vegetables To Fry
There are many veggies that can be pan-fried, and some vegetables that are good for frying include:
Red bell pepper
Yellow bell pepper
Orange bell pepper
There are many different herbs and spices that go well with vegetables and some of them that I have used to make the seasoning for this recipe are parsley, thyme, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. However, you can also use other seasonings such as:
Cajun or Fajita seasoning.
All the above flavors the veggies nicely.
How To Pan fry Vegetables (Fried Vegetables)
Place a cast iron skillet or frying pan on medium heat.
When it’s heated, add oil into the pan then add in the veggies.
Add in paprika, garlic powder, thyme, black pepper, parsley, and salt.
Stir till well combined and pan fry vegetables on high heat until they are tender (about 5-8 minutes).
Take the skillet off heat, and serve the veggies.
How Long To Fry Vegetables
This depends on the type of vegetables, the size, and the heat. For tender vegetables like bell peppers, onions, broccoli, the average time is between 5-8 minutes depending on how tender you want the veggies.
Be careful not to overcook vegetables as they will continue cooking with retained heat for 1-2 minutes after it’s been taken off the heat.
What To Serve With Fried Vegetables
Vegetables go with almost any food. They are that versatile and make a healthy side dish so some of what to serve with pan roasted vegetables are:
Potatoes – Fried potatoes, roast potatoes, air fried potatoes, boiled potatoes, and mashed potatoes.
Rice – Instant pot, boiled, jasmine, brown rice, curry rice.
Pasta – Spaghetti, linguine,
Chicken – Wings, thighs, chicken breasts, and chicken legs.
How To Store
Leftover fried vegetables can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
To store it in the fridge – Let the vegetables cool completely, then put them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag before putting it in the fridge where it will keep well for up to 3 days. If you would like to store it for longer than 3 days, it’s best to store it in the freezer.
If storing in the freezer – When the vegetables are completely cooled, put them in an airtight container or freezer bag, label with name and dates then store in the freezer where it will last for up to 3 months.
Reheating Vegetables: It can be reheated in the pan on the stove, reheated in the microwave, air fryer, or oven.
To reheat on the stovetop: Place a skillet on the stove, when it’s heated, add in the vegetables and stir fry for 2 minutes or until it’s heated through.
How To Use Leftovers
You can use leftover veggies in soups, sauces, sandwiches, wraps, and omelets.
- If using any vegetables not listed in the ingredients, use veggies that are of similar cooking time.
- Play around with seasoning for different flavors.
- Use up vegetables in the fridge before they go bad.
- Leftover fried veggies can be used in sauces, soups, curries, and sandwiches.
- You can make it saucy or into stir fry by adding stir fry sauce.
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