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Quick and Healthy Turkey Veggie Soup

I freeze our leftover turkey at the holidays so we can enjoy meals like this year-round. This soup is especially delicious on a chilly fall or winter day. If you're looking for a dish that's more filling, add some cooked pasta. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Summer Squash and Zucchini Salad

3 reviews

I came up with this colorful and tasty zucchini salad years ago for a recipe contest and was delighted when...


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Pressure-Cooker Beef and Veggie Sloppy Joes

1 review

Because I’m always looking for ways to serve my family healthy and delicious food, I started experimenting with my go-to...


Ground Beef Veggie Stew

5 reviews

This is a wonderful, hearty stew to help use up all the late-summer veggies in your garden. I like that...


Crunchy Lemon-Pesto Garden Salad

3 reviews

I love using vegetables straight from the garden in preparing this salad. If I pick the squash and cucumbers early...

Summer Squash Soup

6 reviews

"With its delicate taste, the creamy concoction makes an easy but elegant first course for a company dinner," Sandi Pichon...


Crispy Pita BLT’s

2 reviews

Pack this sandwich full of fresh produce from your garden or the local farmers market. You'll wow lunch guests with...

Summer Squash & White Bean Soup

2 reviews

I love using summer squash in soups. This dish is hearty as is, but stir in chopped ham for an...


Farmers Market Orzo Salad

2 reviews

Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses...


Sweet & Sour Squash Salad

13 reviews

This salad goes over really well with all ages, and it's a good way to get kids to eat summer...


Garden Vegetable & Herb Soup

I submitted this recipe to a local newspaper and won first prize. I make this hearty soup whenever my family...

Cucumber & Squash Salad

1 review

I developed this recipe one summer when I had too many summer squash and needed a different, tasty way to...


Cream-of-the-Crop Veggies

2 reviews

Veggies can be a hard get-go for kids. So let them choose from the garden patch and they’ll end up...


Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

We’re thrilled when the garden starts providing the goodies needed for this simple salad. It’s wonderful alongside grilled salmon or...


Smoked Sausage Soup

5 reviews

This rich soup is packed with vegetables, sausage and chicken. I guarantee it's unlike any other soup you've ever tasted.


Italian Summer Squash Salad

"My mother in Florida shared this recipe with me," says Lois Gelzer of Standish, Maine. "It is very colorful...and it's...

Corn ‘n’ Squash Quesadillas

2 reviews

Grilled vegetables give these quesadillas their distinctive flair, while cumin and jalapeno peppers add a little zip. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort...


Beef & Veggie Sloppy Joes

5 reviews

I’m always looking for ways to serve my family healthy and delicious food, so after I started experimenting with my...


Balsamic Grilled Vegetable and Barley Salad

Add an unexpected taste to grilled vegetables with a glaze made with balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs and some honey and...


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Mostaccioli Veggie Salad

5 reviews

I first sampled this refreshing salad at a church potluck several years ago. The mix of pasta, zucchini, summer squash,...


Veggie Tuna Burgers

4 reviews

You don't have to be a health nut to enjoy the flavor of these moist and nutritious burgers.They're an easy...


Yellow Squash Soup

14 reviews

Delicate and lemony, this yellow squash soup recipe would set the stage for a memorable ladies' luncheon. It's the best...


Summer Squash Toss

Take advantage of summer's best produce with this squash salad. The dependable oil-and-vinegar dressing stirs up in a jiffy.


Summer Squash Slaw

1 review

In her Minneapolis, Minnesota kitchen, Mary Ann Kosmas creates this quick and colorful medley of fresh zucchini, summer squash and...

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Summer Squash Salad

7 reviews

Packing a perfect crunch, this salad is a tasty alternative to coleslaw. Like most gardeners, we usually have an abundance...


Squash Salad

The flavors from the dressing in this salad get even better with time. My family loves this, and I love...


Garden Bow Tie Salad

12 reviews

Originally a vegetable dish, I added pasta to this salad for family gatherings and church potlucks. Try adding sliced mushrooms...


Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

4 reviews

Get a grip on lunch! Here's a fun recipe for using up those summer garden veggies. Meat-eaters won't even miss...


Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

14 reviews

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...


Yellow Squash Turkey Salad

1 review

With a wonderful mix of flavors, colors and textures, this impressive salad can be made in minutes for lunch with...