Can I Use Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for Roasting?

Can I Use Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for Roasting?

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Christine Gallary
Mar 25, 2015
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Q: I like to roast vegetables (broccoli, peppers, potatoes, etc.) in the oven to serve as a side with dinner. I usually bake these at 450°F for about 25 minutes. Is it safe to use extra-virgin olive oil for this? If not, which oil would you suggest for this?

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Editor: I've never had problems roasting with extra-virgin olive oil. While it doesn't have a high smoking point, the oil is fine for roasting vegetables and imparts great flavor.

Readers, what kind of oil do you like to use for roasting vegetables?

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