National Roasting Month - November
National Roasting Month – November


National Roasting Month is an annual designation observed in November. As you plan your big holiday meals, making a roast is something that should undoubtedly be near the top of the list. Roasting is a method of cooking that uses dry heat with hot air covering the food from all sides to cook evenly. This type of cooking can enhance flavor, and is a healthy alternative to frying food (depending on the seasonings you’re using). Some old fan-favorite foods to roast are steak, chicken, turkey, ham, beef, potatoes, and other vegetables. A classic pot roast contains some sort of meat, with potatoes, carrots, and onions roasted with it. All the flavors of meat, veggies, and spices simmering together for several hours makes for a mouth-watering supper for the family.


Use #NationalRoastingMonth to post on social media. Chances are that at LEAST one of the holiday parties you attend this year will have some sort of roast for everyone to enjoy. If not, be the host or hostess that provides this glorious meal for your guests! All you have to do for a simple, classic roast is:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Arrange the meat, veggies, and spices of your choise in a 13×9 inch baking dish.
  3. Pour enough water in so your baking dish is around half full, and your food is slightly submerged.
  4. Cover with foil.
  5. Bake for around 2-3 hours until meat and veggies are tender.
  6. Serve with the juice in the pan!

In our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Roasting Month.