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.

Curried Chicken

A jalapeno provides the heat in this flavorful chicken main dish. The robust flavor of curry is enhanced by the sweet, chewy raisins and aromatic garlic.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Curried Chicken

Zucchini, Cheddar, and Sage Crust Pizza with Chicken and Apples

Jazz up your pizza night with this creative recipe. Cheddar and zucchini add flavor to the crust, elevating it way beyond store bought.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Zucchini, Cheddar, and Sage Crust Pizza with Chicken and Apples

Jerk Chicken and Slaw

From Better Homes and Gardens

Jerk Chicken and Slaw

Carrot-Coconut Bread

Carrot may seem a surprising addition to a sweet bread, but it's actually a perfect fit—it adds moisture and it's a sneaky way to add more veggies to your diet.

From Family Circle

Carrot-Coconut Bread

Turkey-Swiss Chard Wraps with Apples

This turkey breast is extra tender after a stint in the slow cooker, and it's a delightful lunch or light dinner when wrapped in Swiss chard with apple, pistachios and a homemade dressing.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey-Swiss Chard Wraps with Apples

Chicken, Potato, and Gravy Bowls

From Diabetic Living

Chicken, Potato, and Gravy Bowls

Caramelized Onion and Apple Flatbread

Imperfection is key when shaping flatbread pizza dough. Finish by topping the pizza with ham, apples, cheese and caramelized onion for an easy entertaining favorite.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Caramelized Onion and Apple Flatbread

Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts and Apple

Cook brussels sprouts in browned butter with apples and walnuts to create this seasonal dish. It's versatile enough to be a stand-alone lunch or a side served alongside a protein at dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts and Apple

Baby Spinach Salad with Cumin Couscous and Bulgur

Chewy grains are a nice complement to the leafy greens in this salad. Fresh apples and red onion add crunch.

From Midwest Living

Baby Spinach Salad with Cumin Couscous and Bulgur

Boston Lettuce Stacks with Grilled Peaches, Feta and Pecans

This easy summer salad pairs the textures and flavors of buttery, slightly sweet and crisp Boston lettuce with grilled warm peaches and crunchy nuts.

From Midwest Living

Boston Lettuce Stacks with Grilled Peaches, Feta and Pecans

Spicy Rice and Red Bean Salad

Chili powder, hot pepper sauce, and jalapenos provide the spicy heat for this healthy, high-fiber side dish.

From Midwest Living

Spicy Rice and Red Bean Salad

Broccoli Grape Salad

This cold and crunchy side salad is a great one to bring to a potluck. It makes enough for 10-12 people.

From Midwest Living

Broccoli Grape Salad

Garden Slaw with Spicy Asian Dressing

This side-dish salad tastes great with burgers or pulled pork sandwiches. Or you can toss the slaw with shredded chicken or chopped cooked ham for a main-dish salad.

From Midwest Living

Garden Slaw with Spicy Asian Dressing

Spinach Pasta Salad

Basil, prosciutto, and pine nuts pack plenty of flavor into this cool side-dish salad.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach Pasta Salad

Apple, Celery Root, and Fennel Salad

Enjoy bright flavors in this apple, celery root and fennel salad. It's an easy side salad or make-ahead lunch.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Apple, Celery Root, and Fennel Salad

Pumpkin Cupcakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pumpkin Cupcakes

No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Instead of traditional pumpkin pie, try this pretty dessert for your holiday dinner. A narrow, thin-bladed spatula or a table knife works best for swirling the layers.

From Better Homes and Gardens

No-Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Cornmeal Pumpkin Cake with Dried Fruit Compote

Riesling-marinated fruit gives this nutty dessert a fruitcake-like touch, while a scoop of fluffy whipped cream lightens things up. The inspiration for this sweet treat: ingredients served at the first Thanksgiving.

From Midwest Living

Cornmeal Pumpkin Cake with Dried Fruit Compote

Tomato Galette

From Midwest Living

Tomato Galette

Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

Roasting asparagus brings out a slightly sweet flavor which pairs well with the classicly pungent notes of garlic. Try this for brunch alongside poached eggs, or as a dinner side with your favorite main dish meat or fish.

From Midwest Living

Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

Smokin' Hot Potato Kabobs with Rosemary-Chipotle Butter

The seasoned butter perks up flavor of the vegetables in these grilled side-dish kabobs. For a main course, serve them with grilled meat, chicken, or fish.

From Midwest Living

Smokin' Hot Potato Kabobs with Rosemary-Chipotle Butter

Tomato Pasta with Arugula and Parmesan

From Midwest Living

Tomato Pasta with Arugula and Parmesan

Peacock Vegetables

Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and herbs coat the vegetables as they roast to make this colorful side dish.

From Midwest Living

Peacock Vegetables

Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

This 30-minute dinner turns fish fillets into tacos by putting them into tortillas and adding fresh toppers. Make it for a fun weeknight meal.

From Midwest Living

Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Cake

Chocolate and sweet potato batters are swirled together to make this moist, tender spice cake from Patricia Polley of Columbus, Ohio. Wrap and store the cooled cake overnight for easier slicing. (It's a great alternative to coffee cake for brunches.)

From Midwest Living

Sweet Potato-Cranberry Cake

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