The Best Ways to Cook Vegetables


Everyone should know the best ways to cook their vegetables. It’s a staple in every chef’s handbook (even if you’re the chef of your own kitchen). That’s why we made a Gygi quick guide on the best ways and times to cook your vegetables.

Use this easy-to-understand guide for perfectly sautéed, steamed, and roasted vegetables. Print it off, keep it in your kitchen, and become the cook who makes vegetables taste good. For more detailed instructions on how to steam vegetables you can read our Quick Guide to Steaming Vegetables.

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How to Cook Vegetables

Tips for roasting

Chop your veggie of choice into bite-sized pieces. Remember, the smaller the pieces, the faster they will cook. Toss your veggies with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper and arrange them on a baking sheet. Roast for the appropriate amount of time and the correct temperature.

Tips for sautéing

If sautéing multiple vegetables at one time, place the vegetables in the saute pan in reverse order of their cooking times. This helps prevent some vegetables being over or under cooked. Saute with a little oil of your choice. When all the vegetables have cooked for the correct amount of time remove from heat and season with salt and pepper or fresh herbs.

Gygi suggestions

If you’re in the need of new pans try one of these suggestions that are perfect for cooking vegetables.


Libertyware Non-Stick Aluminum Fry Pans

Swiss Diamond Saute Pan

All-Clad Stainless Steel Saute Pan


Half Size Baking Sheet

Le Creuset Rectangular Dish


NorPro Stainless Steel Vegetable Steamer

Easy Reach Steamer Basket 

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