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    Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

    5 reviews

    This versatile side dish is so simple and quick that I had to share it. Grilling the colorful veggies in a foil packet means one less dish to wash, but I sometimes stir-friy the mixture on the stovetop. —Karen Anderson, Fair Oaks, California

    Bell Pepper Slaw

    Try this recipe when you want to round out a small-serving meal with a crisp, creamy slaw without a week's...


    Colorful Corn Salad

    10 reviews

    This colorful, tasty corn salad is an excellent way to perk up a summer picnic. The seasonings add a bold,...


    Pepper Parmesan Beans

    3 reviews

    A colorful mixture of peppers and green beans gets an Italian treatment with basil and Parmesan cheese in this delightful...


    Orzo and Peppers

    3 reviews

    "I love green peppers but my husband does not, so I created this dish one night when he wasn't home....

    Vegetable Scrambled Egg Substitute

    1 review

    These scrambled eggs are packed with a variety of veggies, giving you an instant healthy start to your day. —Marilyn...


    Corn ‘n’ Pepper Packets

    1 review

    Grilling foods in foil packets means little mess and cleanup. Plus, the steam cooks the vegetables to perfection. Try experimenting...

    Tomato and Green Pepper Omelet

    Fresh green pepper, onion and tomato give this savory omelet garden-fresh flavors. You can easily vary it based on the...


    Grilled Peppers and Zucchini for Two

    "This side dish is so simple and quick that I had to share it," notes Karen Anderson of Fair Oaks,...


    Mushroom Primavera Pasta Sauce

    3 reviews

    This meatless meal has plenty of mushrooms and vegetables in a rich tomato sauce. Serve over whole wheat pasta for...


    Vegetable Bean Chili

    1 review

    Meet the Cook: Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family - my...

    Garden Tomato Soup

    5 reviews

    Meet the Cook: "Delicious" and "filling" are the words friends I've served this soup to use to describe it. Alone,...


    Spicy Veggie Pasta Bake

    4 reviews

    My dad cooked with cast-iron skillets, so when I do, I remember his amazing culinary skills. I keep the tradition...


    Mushroom Pepper Omelet

    2 reviews

    Here’s a hearty, home-style omelet for two that’s ready in a jiffy and will keep you satisfied all morning long....


    Veggie Cheese Sandwiches

    I try to keep the ingredient on hand for these toasted sandwiches. Add whatever vegetables best fit your taste, or...


    Meatless Chili

    5 reviews

    "My husband is a big meat eater, so when he's out of town, I try to cut back on meat...

    Pepper Squash Saute

    Here’s an easy and delicious recipe from Janice McCloskey in Howard, Pennsylvania. "I often double it because it’s so good...


    Onion-Garlic Hash Browns

    Quick to assemble, this is a simple recipe I’ve cooked many times. Stir in hot sauce if you like a...


    Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

    2 reviews

    Meet the Cook: I started making my chili back when we lived near a huge farmers' market that sold all...


    Brussels Sprouts with Green Peppers

    What an easy recipe! Not only does this go well with almost any meal, but the pepper, celery and onion...


    Sweet Pepper Pitas

    1 review

    Here’s a quick, colorful, grab-and-go pita lunch that gets rave reviews from all ages, says Brigid King in Macomb, Michigan....


    Bell Pepper Muffins

    1 review

    Featuring three types of peppers and a hint of basil, these tender muffins are perfect with chicken. I trimmed down...


    Sweet Pepper Sandwiches

    1 review

    We love this recipe because it's easy and vegetarian. Family members assemble their own sandwiches to their liking. -Cara Neth...


    Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley

    5 reviews

    This side dish is our favorite way to fix summer vegetables. Cleanup is a breeze because it cooks in foil....

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    Pepper Ricotta Primavera

    9 reviews

    Garlic, peppers and herbs top creamy ricotta cheese in this meatless skillet meal you can make in just 20 minutes....


    Calico Pepper Frittata

    3 reviews

    For a dish that fits any meal, you can’t beat the frittata. We add red and green peppers and use...


    Roasted Peppers on Goat Cheese

    I love all of these flavors and all of my friends do too! I serve this at any party, barbecue...


    Chunky Salsa

    6 reviews

    This fresh-tasting salsa is wonderfully chunky. If you like it hotter, add more habanero peppers; if you prefer a mild...


    Makeover Italian Pasta Salad

    3 reviews

    Here’s the perfect side dish for summer picnics or fall potlucks—and no one would ever guess that it’s been slimmed...


    Roasted Pepper Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

    8 reviews

    I created this colorful salad for a 4-H project and took it all the way to the state competition, where...