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.
Vegetable risotto is a nourishing vegetarian main-dish. To mix it up, heartier barley stands in for rice in this recipe.
Buttermilk's rich, creamy flavor means you can skip adding extra butter to this easy recipe.
Ultra-convenient pouches of cooked rice mean this lima bean curry is a quick side dish for quick meals. It's combined and cooked in 20 minutes.
Corn and sweet peppers are the stars of this homey casserole that includes cream cheese.
Purchased refrigerated pizza dough means this hearty ribeye steak pizza can easily go on your list of quick dinner recipes.