Cheesy Root Vegetable Tian

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses, Sides

Pronounced ty-an, Tian is a dish named after the large, round French earthenware baking dish in which it is traditionally cooked. Tian recipes typically include a flavorful combo of roasted vegetables arranged in a beautiful spiral pattern and often topped with cheese.
Whether you’ve had tian before or not, Our version of this delicious dish does not disappoint. It’s packed with all of our favorite root veggies and flavorful spices, then topped with melted Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy this dish as a healthy side to your favorite entree or fit it in as a flex meal. Just be sure to check out this article on flex meals to find out what adjustments you should make.

Looking for some other ways to prepare fall’s finest produce? Check out this article on How to Cook Veggies: 3 Ways. You’ll also love this article on 6 Root Vegetables You Have to Try This Fall.

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 310

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Powerfuel, 1 Smartcarb, 1 Vegetable and 2 Extras


  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sweet potato, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 2 cups parsnip, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 3 cups beets, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 2 cups tomato, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, low sodium, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Coat a baking dish with zero-calorie cooking spray.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Once hot, add the onions and garlic and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Spread onion and garlic mixture on a bottom of the greased baking dish.
  6. Layer sweet potato, parsnip, beets, and tomato alternately in the dish on top of the onion and garlic, fitting them into a spiral.
  7. Season with thyme, rosemary and black pepper.
  8. Drizzle the last 2 teaspoons of olive oil on top.
  9. Cover the dish and bake for 1 hour.
  10. Uncover the dish, sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and bake for another 30 minutes.
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