It's easy to fall into a rut when it comes to vegetables and default to your favorite bagged varieties, but there's more to life than frozen peas and corn. Experimenting with new vegetable recipes -- and using familiar ones in new ways - is a great way to liven up the dinner table. Add a touch of butter and heavy cream to steamed parsnips, purée, and you've got a silky, unexpected side dish. Roast cauliflower florets, then drizzle with browned butter. Bake a halved spaghetti squash and toss the pasta-like strands with olive oil (they're a good stand-in for real noodles in a pinch, too!). Whether you grill, stir-fry, or use your vegetables in a salad, you'll be happy to welcome new ideas to the table. Check out your local farmers market for more ideas - seeing what's in season is great inspiration.
This broth, full of vegetable flavor, works well to make soups and stews or as a poaching liquid for fish and chicken.
The well-loved combination of sausage and sweet peppers becomes a low-fat recipe when you make it with turkey sausage. Be sure to use reduced-fat milk in the polenta to keep the fat and calories in check.
This hot vegetable recipe combines some unlikely ingredients--cabbage, bacon, onion, egg noodles, and sour cream--into a delicious side dish in less than 30 minutes.
An array of vegetables seasoned with Italian spices and fresh basil make a delicious slow cooker vegetarian main dish.
Lower in fat and calories, Italian turkey sausage provides a lighter alternative to beef in this recipe that brings together broccoli rabe and yellow squash for a flavorful meal.
Beautiful and tasty, this garden fresh frittata is the perfect anytime dish. Serve this recipe for breakfast, lunch, or as a light supper.
Baked potatoes and asparagus join forces in this delightful recipe that can be served as a main dish or the perfect accompaniment to your favorite meat.
You'll savor the fragrance of these tasty roasted vegetables flavored with lemon, mint, and oregano. Serve this recipe with your favorite meat or as a meatless main dish or side.
This roasted flank steak stuffed with a delicious spinach, blue cheese, and roasted red pepper filling makes an impressive main-dish recipe for family and friends.
Serve this tangy Southern-style relish alongside ham and beans or pork chops, then don't forget the corn bread!
Purchased refrigerated pizza dough means this hearty ribeye steak pizza can easily go on your list of quick dinner recipes.
Here's a low fat version of fried rice. Prepare the rice ahead and chill. It saves valuable time, but is also a must for this recipe.