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 <a href="/recipes/vegetables/more-vegetables/parsnips/">parsnips</a>, purée, and you've got a silky, unexpected side dish. Roast <a href="/recipes/vegetables/cauliflower/">cauliflower</a> florets, then drizzle with browned butter. Bake a halved <a href="/recipes/vegetables/squash/spaghetti/">spaghetti squash</a> and toss the pasta-like strands with olive oil (they're a good stand-in for real noodles in a pinch, too!). Whether you <a href="/recipes/vegetables/grilled/">grill</a>, 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.

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Garlic Fries

From Fine Cooking Books

I have to confess, french fries are one of my favorite foods. I can't resist them, whether they are from a fast-food drive-through or a fine restaurant. Luckily, these garlic-laced "fries" satisfy my cravings in a more healthful way. They come out golden brown, tender on the inside and crisp ouside. A final toss with chopped parsley gives them that real French bistro feel.

Garlic Fries

Roast with Spicy Potatoes

From Diabetic Living

Tri-tip roast is a boneless cut of beef from the bottom sirloin. Because of its triangular shape, it's also sometimes called triangular roast. This versatile cut tastes wonderful roasted, grilled, or broiled, and best of all it's low in calories.

Roast with Spicy Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

From EatingWell

Our savory cauliflower puree makes a perfect low-carb stand-in for mashed potatoes. It gets its fabulous flavor from garlic, buttermilk and a touch of butter and, best of all, it has about one-quarter of the calories of typical mashed potatoes. If you like, vary it by adding shredded low-fat cheese or chopped fresh herbs.

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Garlic Confit

From Food & Wine

Although garlic is available year-round, fresh summer garlic has large cloves that are especially sweet and juicy. To preserve it, Grace Parisi simmers the cloves with dried red chiles and fresh thyme in olive oil under tender, then packs them in the oil. Mash the garlic confit in butter and spread it on bread or slip it under chicken skin before roasting.

Garlic Confit

Petrina Tinslay
Slow-Roasted Beet Wedges

From Fine Cooking Magazine

Slow-Roasted Beet Wedges

Pepper-Steak Quesadillas

From Diabetic Living

Jicama, a bulbous root vegetable especially popular in Latin America, adds lots of crunch and a slightly nutty flavor to these easy-to-make fold-overs.

Pepper-Steak Quesadillas

Breakfast Pizza

From Better Homes and Gardens

A popular breakfast entree, your family will fall in love with this pizza recipe topped with bacon, eggs, ham, and cheese. If you like, try one of the snappy variations like shrimp or mushroom and artichoke.

Breakfast Pizza

Chicken Parmesan and Herbed Oven Fries

From Family Circle

A trio of fresh herbs--oregano, thyme, and basil--and grape tomatoes update this chicken Parmesan recipe. Fresh oregano and thyme also flavor the baked potato wedges.

Chicken Parmesan and Herbed Oven Fries

Baked Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

From Campbell's

This family-friendly casserole features great taste and quick and easy preparation - it's a winner.

Baked Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

Creamy Chickpea Soup with Crisp Chorizo

From Fine Cooking Magazine

Creamy Chickpea Soup with Crisp Chorizo

Roasted Garlic Barley Soup

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting the head of garlic mellows the flavors, to a near sweetness.

Roasted Garlic Barley Soup

Spicy Beef and Noodle Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

The Asian sweet chili sauce drizzled over seasoned beef and rice noodles makes a sweet and sassy salad recipe in less than 30 minutes.

Spicy Beef and Noodle Salad

Cheesy Potato Skins

From Better Homes and Gardens

If you like munching this appetizer at restaurants, you'll love making them at home!

Cheesy Potato Skins

Garlic Knots

From Family Circle

These garlicky dinner rolls are a cinch to make because you start with frozen bread dough. They're brushed with garlic butter before and after baking.

Garlic Knots

Cajun Crab Cake Sandwich and Oven Fries

From Family Circle

Cajun seasoning makes these crab cakes a bit spicier than the norm. You can make them with real crab meat, but you'll find surimi a budget-friendly choice.

Cajun Crab Cake Sandwich and Oven Fries

Italian Veggie Dunkers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Better make lots of these crispy-coated vegetables. Kids love dipping them in pizza sauce for a snack.

Italian Veggie Dunkers

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hot and savory, Serrano chiles lend their signature kick to these amazing vegetarian quesadillas, inspired by the flavors of classic fajitas. When buying bell peppers, choose that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin.

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

The Mighty Eggless Salad Sandwich

From Ladies' Home Journal

It looks like egg salad but this recipe is really made with tofu combined with celery, onion, mustard and turmeric. Serve it on whole-wheat bread for a quick and healthy lunch.

The Mighty Eggless Salad Sandwich

Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of asparagus and garlic in this quick and easy side dish recipe.

Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

Oriental Chicken Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

The pineapple-sesame dressing softens the uncooked ramen noodles to give the salad the right amount of crunch.

Oriental Chicken Salad

Asian Beef Stew

From Family Circle

You may be more likely to encounter these ingredients in a stir-fry, but they're equally appealing when combined in your slow-cooker.

Asian Beef Stew

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

From Swanson Broth & Stock

Sweet roasted garlic adds a sophisticated note to perfectly creamy mashed potatoes made better with our secret ingredient - chicken broth.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Tater Tot Casserole

From Campbell's

Hungry guests clamor for more when you serve this well-loved old-fashioned potato-topped casserole.

Tater Tot Casserole

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

From Better Homes and Gardens

Talk about an easy appetizer. Just tuck cauliflower into the oven for roasting and it becomes tender and sweet.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Fettuccine with Baby Artichokes and Shrimp

From Better Homes and Gardens

When fresh baby artichokes are not available, use frozen artichoke hearts for this vegetable, pasta, and shrimp main dish recipe.

Fettuccine with Baby Artichokes and Shrimp

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