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Slow-Cooker Minestrone

4 reviews

There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most of the work for you! This slow-cooker minestrone is easy to put together but has all the flavor of a high-effort dish. —Erin Raatjes, New Lenox, Illinois

Summer Vegetable Soup

16 reviews

This vegetable soup is loaded with garden goodness, from zucchini and green beans to celery and potato, but it's the...


White Bean Fennel Soup

11 reviews

This filling soup is a favorite with our family and is often requested for company dinners. A hint of fennel...


Pasta and White Bean Soup With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

The Christmas season often means indulging in lots of rich foods. So I like to prepare this vegetarian soup that's...


Christmas Tortellini & Spinach Soup

21 reviews

I made this soup for the first time in the summer, but when I saw its bright red and green...

One-Pan Tuscan Ravioli

3 reviews

Sometimes I use chickpeas instead of cannellini beans, grated Asiago or Provolone instead of Parmesan, and all zucchini if I...


Pasta with Tomatoes and White Beans

1 review

When time is short, try this delicious vegetarian main dish. You can vary the recipe by using chickpeas instead of...

Slow & Easy Minestrone

5 reviews

Hot soup on a cold day is something I just can't get enough of. It's a snap to put together,...


Hearty Italian White Bean Soup

7 reviews

A bowlful of this soup is so satisfying, it's hard to believe it's actually good for you, too. I crave...


Spaghetti Squash with Balsamic Vegetables and Toasted Pine Nuts

10 reviews

The veggies can be prepped while the squash is in the microwave, so I can have a satisfying low-carb and...


Penne with Tomatoes & White Beans

8 reviews

I learned how to make this dish from friends in Genoa, Italy, where they're known for creating tasty combinations of...

Balsamic Three-Bean Salad

9 reviews

Here's my little girl's favorite salad. She devours it just about as fast as I can make it. I suggest...


Kale & Bean Soup

12 reviews

Chock-full of veggies, this soup soothes both the body and the spirit. The kale is packed with nutrients, including omega-3s,...


Beans & Spinach

5 reviews

“One of our favorite appetizers at a local restaurant is made with white beans and escarole. It’s nearly impossible to...


Spinach White Bean Soup

5 reviews

After a busy day as a college nursing professor, I love to come home to this slow cooker white bean...


Lentil White Bean Pilaf

4 reviews

Vegetarians will be happy to see this hearty meatless grain pilaf on the holiday buffet table. I like to make...

Potato Soup With Beans

1 review

Winter winds can blow strong here on the Jersey shore. But this rich soup featuring potatoes, beans and sour cream...


Simple Vegetarian Slow-Cooked Beans

4 reviews

When I have a hungry family to feed, these tasty beans with spinach, tomatoes and carrots are a go-to dish....


Kale with Portobellos

1 review

I love to entertain and I always receive requests for this dish. It's so easy to prepare.—Karen Rietenbach, Santa Rosa...


Provencal Bean Salad

1 review

Lightly coated in reduced-fat tarragon mayonnaise, this refreshing three-bean salad perks up summer meals. Every bite bursts with flavor. —Suzanne...


Broccoli Cheeseburgers with Spicy Sweet Potatoes

3 reviews

These faux burgers are so packed with flavor that nobody notices they're also packed with protein, fiber and vitamins. —Pamela...


Easy Colorful Bean Salad

Green beans and roasted sweet red peppers make this an attractive side dish for Christmas. The mild blend of seasonings...


White Bean, Sweet Potato & Pepper Ragout

5 reviews

“I try to serve a meatless meal two or three nights a week. It's a great way to keep up...


Rigatoni Chard Toss

6 reviews

I had to get my firefighter husband to eat more fruits and veggies to lower his cholesterol and triglycerides. Fresh...

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Spicy Sweet Potato Kale Cannellini Soup

1 review

This cross between a soup and a stew fits the meatless Monday bill quite nicely. It warms you right up,...


Vegetable-Stuffed Portobellos

3 reviews

I often substitute portobellos for hamburger patties, but in this open-faced recipe, they take the place of buns. My family...


Fire-Roasted Tomato Minestrone

2 reviews

This vegetarian minestrone soup was created to accommodate special Christmas dinner guests who don't eat meat. It was so good...


Garlic Artichoke Dip

Not only is this chilled dip delicious and lower in fat, but it also offers easy make-ahead convenience. —Lisa Varner,...


Healthy Greek Bean Dip

This crowd-pleasing appetizer is healthy to boot! Folks will love to eat their veggies when they can dip them in...


White Beans and Spinach

5 reviews

This skillet side is a variation of a recipe I received from my Italian mother. I've prepared spinach this way...