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Walnut Zucchini Saute

1 review

This recipe is special to me because I can get my family to eat their veggies when I make this delicious side. —Angela Stewart, West Seneca, New York

Peach Bruschetta

As a starter or light snack, this bruschetta is a wonderful way to savor the season with just a bite...


Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Apples

Brussels sprouts are one of our favorite vegetables, especially when roasted together with tart apples, such as Granny Smith. Topped...


Wonton Walnut Ravioli

6 reviews

Roasted butternut squash has a sweet, nutty flavor similar to pumpkin but is much easier to prepare. If time is...


Green Beans and Radish Salad with Tarragon Pesto

Whichever way my garden grows, I usually build my salad with green beans, radishes and a pesto made with tarragon....

Carrot Cake Doughnuts

2 reviews

For an easy doughnut recipe which everyone will love, I make these doughnuts. I love carrot cake so I wanted...


Nutty Gingered Carrots

“My mother makes a delicious carrot and onion side dish, but it calls for a whole stick of butter. My...

Walnut Green Bean Salad

1 review

Sauteed green beans, hunks of blue cheese and toasted nuts make this an extremely decadent salad. "I lightened up two...


Salads with Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese

1 review

Looking for something a little different for supper? “This vegetarian main-dish salad pairs walnuts, juicy oranges and tomatoes with warm,...


Portobello Burgers with Pear-Walnut Mayonnaise

2 reviews

A big, juicy grilled mushroom with a nutty pear mayonnaise and creamy blue cheese makes for an outstanding veggie burger....


Sweet & Savory Mini Apple Cheesecakes

Be prepared for a delightful surprise—the blue cheese in this dessert adds a touch of savory flavor that complements the...

Nutty Garlic Brussels Sprouts

I had never made brussels sprouts before and my husband didn't like them, but for the sake of variety I...


Basil Walnut Fettuccine

1 review

A warm, buttery side dish from our Test Kitchen, Basil Walnut Fettucine is studded with toasted nuts and lightly flavored...


Broccoli with Walnuts and Cherries

6 reviews

“Power foods—broccoli, walnuts and cherries—star in this delicious, easy recipe.” Joan Ranzini - Waynesboro, Virginia


Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

5 reviews

After the turkey’s done, I dial up the oven temp and roast carrots and squash for this yummy side. That...


Apple Walnut Slaw

4 reviews

A co-worker shared this slaw recipe with me. Now it's a favorite at my house, too. Apples, walnuts and raisins...

Walnut Zucchini Muffins

31 reviews

Shredded zucchini adds makes these walnutty muffins extra tender. If you have lots of zucchini in summer as many of...


Pumpkin Waffles with Orange Walnut Butter

6 reviews

This is so delicious! Bring a flourish to the breakfast table with these unique and flavorful waffle. —Brandi Davis, Pullman,...


Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

4 reviews

Topped with dried cherries and walnuts, this side is downright delicious. Even people who aren't into sweet potatoes will grab...


Roasted Green Beans with Lemon & Walnuts

3 reviews

I first tasted roasted green beans in a Chinese restaurant and fell in love with the texture and flavor. This...


New England Pumpkin-Walnut Bread

8 reviews

Pumpkin bread is for chilly mornings when you long for some homestyle New England food. Serve slices with a warm...


Spinach Salad with Raspberries & Candied Walnuts

3 reviews

I created a bright spinach salad with raspberries for a big family dinner. Even those who don't normally like spinach...


Green Bean and Walnut Salad

2 reviews

Cranberries make this side dish delightfully Christmasy. Everyone will love the crunchy walnuts, too. —Deborah Giusti, Hot Springs, Arkansas


Sweet Potato Salad with Orange Dressing

1 review

For a lovely side dish that goes well with almost any entree, try this delightful sweet potato salad. The sweet...

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Green Beans With Walnuts

3 reviews

For a simple side dish that seems nice enough for company, Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California perks up fresh green...


Morning Glory Pancakes

3 reviews

These pancakes were inspired by the popular Morning Glory muffins. They are fluffy and delectable without all the oil, but...


Zucchini Nut Bread

74 reviews

Lighter and fluffier than most zucchini breads, this is a great way to put that vegetable to good use! —Kevin...


Sweet Potato Waffles with Nut Topping

11 reviews

Ready in just minutes, these tender waffles have a wonderfully sweet and crunchy topping. What a mouthwatering way to get...


Parmesan, Walnut & Arugula Baskets

3 reviews

Want to impress your guests? Serve up salad in crispy Parmesan baskets and just watch the reaction! —Anna Maria Wharton,...


Mushroom, Walnut & Thyme Cheesecake

4 reviews

Serve this delightful and unusual savory cheesecake of mushroom and thyme as a festive first course. —Erika Szymanski, Pullman, Washington