Healthy Vegetable Dishes

Mom always said, "Eat your vegetables." These vegetable recipes make it easy, with healthy main dishes and sides that are bursting with healthy veggie variety.

Creamy Smashed Turnips

Diabetic Living

Cut carbs not flavor by using turnips in place of potatoes in this creamy, low-calorie side dish that's simple enough to serve for a weeknight dinner.

Roasted Asparagus and Other Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Add dried Italian seasoning or a combination of dried herbs, such as thyme, oregano, or rosemary for added flavor to this roasted vegetable side dish.

Spicy Thai Vegetables

Family Circle

A hint of fish sauce (don't knock it 'til you try it!) lends a nice salty quality to the marinade for these Asian grilled vegetables.

Yuca with Garlic and Rosemary

Better Homes and Gardens

Yuca is a mild-flavored starchy root vegetable with a tough dark skin that is peeled like a potato. Here, cut-up yucca is boiled and tossed with rosemary and garlic.

Total: 25 mins

Green Bean Fries


In place of deep-fried potatoes, serve these crispy vegetable fries as a side to your sandwich.

Total: 45 mins

Vegetable Potpies


Parmesan-dusted whole-wheat bread slices stand in for the fat-laden pastry crust in this vegetable-packed pot pie dinner.

Total: 30 mins

Herb-Grilled Tomatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

For a tasty grilled appetizer or side dish, top summer's finest tomatoes with fresh herbs.

Asparagus Bouquet

Better Homes and Gardens

Because roasting accents the sweetness of asparagus, you need only a hint of chervil.

Total: 10 mins

Fluffy Dilled Carrots and Potatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Seasoned cooked carrots add color, style, and a healthy dose of vitamin A to mashed potatoes.

Cream of Carrot Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Just a drizzle of cream is required to make this carrot and potato soup cream. Most of the decadent texture is the result of blending just prior to service.

Sausage-Stuffed Delicata Squash

Better Homes and Gardens

Delicata squash has skin that's so thin and tender, you'll have no trouble eating it after it's roasted.

Butter-Glazed Summer Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

This simple stir-fry enhances the natural goodness of summer vegetables with a generous sprinkling of fresh, fragrant herbs and just a dab of butter.

Total: 20 mins

Roasted Panzanella Salad

Midwest Living

Roasted cherry tomatoes steal the show in this rustic bread salad.

Total: 35 mins

Edamame Succotash

Family Circle

Replace the traditional lima beans with healthy edamame in this twist on the well-loved side-dish recipe.

Spiced Acorn Squash with Pan-Roasted Cauliflower and Greens

Diabetic Living

If you can't find acorn squash, try butternut squash or even small pumpkins instead.

Mexican Grilled Corn


Cotija cheese is the key ingredient that takes corn on the cob south of the border.

Total: 20 mins

Tandoori Grilled Vegetables with Mint Raita

Family Circle

Spices like garam masala and tumeric give these vegetable kabobs flavor that's similar to tandoori chicken.

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