Popular Vegetables Recipes

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.

Chunky Tomato Salsa

When your tomato vines are growing wildly, turn to this recipe for a giant batch of spicy salsa.

From Midwest Living

Chunky Tomato Salsa

Pizza with Zucchini and Smoked Mozzarella

If your family won't touch a meatless pizza, sprinkle on some sliced chicken sausage.

From Parents

Pizza with Zucchini and Smoked Mozzarella

Broccoli-Chicken Curry

Curry paste and coconut milk give this chicken dinner authentic Indian flavor.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Broccoli-Chicken Curry

Broccoli Gravy Toasts

For a quick brunch, lunch or dinner, whip up this ham, broccoli and gravy topping, then serve on top of toasted bread or mashed potatoes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Broccoli Gravy Toasts

Tangy Broccoli Salad

Don't toss those broccoli stems. Shave them into "noodles" to add to this Asian salad.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tangy Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Cornmeal Cakes

For a modern twist on Southern hoecakes, add in a bit of broccoli and top with goat cheese, bacon and honey.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Broccoli Cornmeal Cakes

Vegetarian Lasagna

Think casseroles only come in shades of beige? Think again! This vegetarian lasagna is loaded with colorful vegetables like tomatoes and Swiss chard.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Vegetarian Lasagna

Chicken Tomato and Spinach Mac and Cheese

Give macaroni and cheese a dinner makeover by adding vegetables and chicken.

From Midwest Living

Chicken Tomato and Spinach Mac and Cheese

Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

A gourmet risotto dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes! The secret to the creamiest batch ever: never stop stirring.

From Midwest Living

Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce

Fresh tomatillos and jicama add tartness and crunch to this done-in-minutes Mexican dinner.

From Midwest Living

Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce

Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops and Potato Pancakes

Cover all of your nutrition bases with this pork (protein), latke (starchy side) and broccoli (vegetable) dinner.

From Family Circle

Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops and Potato Pancakes

Whipped Potatoes

There's a reason why mashed potatoes are served as a side with steak, chicken, pork and pretty much everything else. They're fast, creamy and totally crowd-pleasing.

From Family Circle

Whipped Potatoes

Roasted Mushroom Spinach and Ricotta Tart

A savory pie filling (ricotta, Parmesan and eggs) is hiding under the thick layer of mushrooms and spinach in this brunch tart.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted Mushroom Spinach and Ricotta Tart

Swiss Chard and Asparagus "Pizza"

Brown rice, greens and eggs make up the crust for this tasty pizza. It's so colorful, kids will even be inspired to eat it!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Swiss Chard and Asparagus "Pizza"

One-Pot Ham and Greens Pasta

On a busy night, turn to this quick one-pot pasta dinner. Serve with a bowl of berries and cream for dessert to cover all of your nutrition bases.

From Better Homes and Gardens

One-Pot Ham and Greens Pasta

Sausage and Peppers

You can watch your calories and still enjoy a hearty sandwich with turkey sausage and sweet peppers cooked in the slow cooker. Choose a multigrain roll which provides additional health benefits.

From Family Circle

Sausage and Peppers

Minted Squash Rotini with Chickpeas

From Family Circle

Minted Squash Rotini with Chickpeas

Spicy Beef and Bean Burgers

Shape these Mexican-style burgers in oval patties, then broil, and wrap in tortillas to serve.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spicy Beef and Bean Burgers

Chicken Murphy

Stir in slices of cooked hot Italian sausage to add even more zing. Cut down or omit the cherry peppers for those who don't like a lot of spice.

From Family Circle

Chicken Murphy

Polenta & Mushroom Sauce

From Family Circle

Polenta & Mushroom Sauce

Asian Slaw

From Family Circle

Asian Slaw

Shredded Pork Tamales

This popular fiesta food is served in dried cornhusks which makes a smashing presentation if you're having a party with a Mexican flair. Use the make-ahead directions to ease party planning.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shredded Pork Tamales

Asian Flank Steak with Beans 'n' Cashews

For make-ahead convenience, you can marinate the flank steak up to 24 hours. The spicy ginger marinade will permeate the meat for a more intense flavor.

From Family Circle

Asian Flank Steak with Beans 'n' Cashews

Sliced Mango Chicken

This 20-minute chicken recipe is cooked completely in one skillet. The chicken and green beans are nicely glazed with a sweet chutney sauce.

From Family Circle

Sliced Mango Chicken

Sausage & Peppers

From Family Circle

Sausage & Peppers

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