Vegetables

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.

Court Bouillon

Better Homes and Gardens

This broth, full of vegetable flavor, works well to make soups and stews or as a poaching liquid for fish and chicken.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Mushrooms Silvestri

Diabetic Living
Total: 45 mins

Citrus-Hazelnut Gremolata

Diabetic Living
Total: 35 mins

Skillet Corn

Diabetic Living
Total: 35 mins

Steak and Potato Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

Purchased refrigerated pizza dough means this hearty ribeye steak pizza can easily go on your list of quick dinner recipes.

Sausage & Peppers

Family Circle

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.

Pennsylvania Dutch Cabbage Saute

Family Circle

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.

Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

Family Circle

An array of vegetables seasoned with Italian spices and fresh basil make a delicious slow cooker vegetarian main dish.

Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Family Circle

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.

Asparagus and Spinach Frittata

Family Circle

Beautiful and tasty, this garden fresh frittata is the perfect anytime dish. Serve this recipe for breakfast, lunch, or as a light supper.

Asparagus Potatoes

Family Circle

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.

Greek-Style Roasted Vegetables

Family Circle

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.

Stuffed Flank Steak

Family Circle

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.

Chowchow

Midwest Living

Serve this tangy Southern-style relish alongside ham and beans or pork chops, then don't forget the corn bread!

Apple Cole Slaw

Diabetic Living
Total: 25 mins
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