Yes, you can cook radishes! No need to limit yourself to serving them raw on a veggie tray or slicing them to put in salads. This roasted radish recipe is a delicious low-calorie and low-carb side to serve with any spring meal.

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Why We Love This Roasted Radish Recipe

If you’re here because you’re wondering how to cook radishes then read on! Cooking radishes in the oven gives them a subtle sweetness and mellows their peppery flavor. We also love this healthy roasted radish recipe because:

  • Uses just a few simple ingredients, most of which you probably have on hand. 
  • Big buttery flavor, but it’s low carb and under 50 calories per serving.
  • These delicious roasted radishes take just 10 minutes to throw together and then are baked in the oven, giving you plenty of hands-off time to prepare the rest of the meal. 
  • Like our radish salad recipe, this is a great way for vegetable gardeners to use up this fast-growing root vegetable because it uses 1 1/2 pounds!

More Roasted Spring Veggies: Try our Roasted Snap Peas and Roasted Asparagus this season too!

Ingredients for Baked Radishes

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  • Radishes: Gather 2 to 3 bunches of firm radishes with the greens still intact. While red radishes, also known as garden radishes, are most commonly found in the grocery store, French Breakfast, Easter or Spanish would also be delicious types of radishes to roast in this recipe. If using black radish or Watermelon radishes, make sure to cut them into smaller bite-sized pieces.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: We used olive oil to roast the radishes but feel free to swap in avocado oil if you’d prefer. It won’t make much of a flavor difference.
  • Garlic Powder, Kosher Salt and Black Pepper: To season. Feel free to sub in onion powder for the garlic powder if desired.
  • Herbs: We used a blend of fresh dill and chives to finish off the dish. A blend of tarragon and chopped scallions would also be a tasty garnish.

How to Cook Radishes in the Oven

Step 1: Prepare the Radishes

Preheat oven to 425°F. While the oven is heating, in a large roasting dish or baking pan, coat radishes in oil, salt, and black pepper. They should be in a single layer so that they brown a little. If larger than the others, cut radishes into quarters so they cook evenly.

Step 2: Bake Radishes

Roast the radishes in the oven for about 30 minutes or until they are fork-tender and lightly browned with a slightly crispy exterior. Remove the baked radishes from the oven and stir in the softened butter and garlic powder. Sprinkle with the chopped fresh herbs, stir and enjoy!

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FAQs and Expert Tips for this Radish Recipe

What do roasted radishes taste like?

Roasted radishes are slightly sweet, mellow spicy flavor with subtle notes of pepper but do not have as much of a peppery bite as raw radishes. They have a similar taste and texture to roasted turnips but are not sulfurous.

Can I use the radish greens?

Radish greens are edible. Radish greens are wonderful to use in a variety of dishes that utilize greens. If using the greens, as in Cooked Radishes in Miso Butter, we recommend that you first remove the greens and wash then spin them to dry. Once dried, store them separately from the radishes. Keep in mind that radish greens do tend to be sandy, so often they will require more than one wash.

Can I roast radishes in an air fryer?

Yes, you can cook them in an air fryer. Prepare the fresh radishes in the same was as for cooking in a baking dish on the stove, but cook 1/2 at a time so as not to overcrowd the air fry basket.

Leftovers, Reheating, Make Ahead and Storage

Make Ahead: Prep the radishes by washing and removing the greens and stems and keep them in a resealable plastic bag with a paper towel for up to 1 week. Chop the herbs up to 1 day ahead and keep in a small resealable container.

Leftover baked Radishes: Store any leftover radishes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Reheating: To reheat, place the leftover roasted radishes in a medium non-stick skillet on the stove over medium heat. Cover and heat, stirring once or twice, until warmed through. Alternatively, heat in the microwave for about 40 seconds on high power for each serving.

Variations to Try for Easy Roasted Radishes Recipe

  • Experiment with different herbs and spice. Try Italian seasoning, fennel, rosemary or smoked paprika
  • Top with crumbled goat cheese or shaved Parmesan cheese.
  • Save the greens! You can make a yummy pesto with the radish top.
  • Drizzle some ranch dressing on top like our Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing or another creamy salad dressing.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice and a little lemon zest.

What to Serve with Roasted Radishes

Once the radishes are tossed with the butter and herbs, pile them into a serving bowl. There is something so springy about a colorful dish of vibrant radishes! Pair with a main dish like:

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More Roasted Vegetables to Try as Side Dishes

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Happy Cooking! ~Katie

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Butter Herb Roasted Radishes

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  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


These simple roasted radishes are tender and seasoned with herbs and butter. Serve this low-calorie and low-carb side dish with roasted chicken, lamb, or as a springtime vegetable with any meal.


  • 1 1/2 pound radishes, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Chopped fresh chives for garnish or a pinch of dried dill weed


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Stir radishes oil, salt, and pepper in a large roasting dish (9 by 13 inches or similar.)
  3. Roast, stirring once or twice until the radishes are fork tender and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and stir in butter and garlic powder. Stir until the butter is melted. Sprinkle with chives and serve.


You’ll need 2 to 3 bunches of radishes with the greens removed to make this recipe.


To reheat, place the leftover roasted radishes in a medium non-stick skillet on the stove over medium heat. Cover and heat, stirring once or twice, until warmed through. Alternatively, heat in the microwave for about 40 seconds on high power for each serving.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 47
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1 g