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    Chilled Asparagus with Basil Cream

    My family loves chilled asparagus. It's the perfect veggie to have on a warm night, or any night for that matter. My kids like this side dish so much that they snack on leftovers while watching TV at night. —Melissa Puccetti, Rohnert Park, California

    Grilled Zucchini Salad with Mediterranean Dressing

    This grilled zucchini salad with Mediterranean salad dressing is the perfect side dish. I also like to add summer squash,...


    Cauliflower Stuffing

    This cauliflower stuffing is the vegan substitute you've been looking for. It's perfect for the holidays. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin


    Syrian Green Beans with Fresh Herbs

    This is how my mom always made green beans. She got the recipe from a neighbor when we lived in...


    Pressure-Cooker French Onion Soup

    I love French onion soup on a cold night, but I don't love the time it takes. This is my...

    Asian Tofu

    This tasty Asian tofu was the first meatless recipe my fiance made for me. It's a wonderful light protein and...


    Cauliflower Pizza Crust

    2 reviews

    Make your next pizza night a little healthier with our cauliflower pizza crust recipe. The herbs and cheese add a...

    Greek Olive Tapenade

    Welcome to an olive lover’s dream. Mix olives with freshly minced garlic, parsley and a few drizzles of olive oil...


    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...


    Garden Frittata

    12 reviews

    I created this frittata recipe one day to use up some fresh yellow squash, zucchini and tomato. It's so easy...


    Pressure-Cooked Broccoli Egg Cups

    Serving brunch? These delicious Instant Pot egg cups are filled with crunchy bites of broccoli and served in ramekins. I...

    Parmesan Asparagus

    14 reviews

    Nothing could be more simple than this side dish. Since it has just four ingredients, I assemble it in no...


    Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

    8 reviews

    Pair any entree with this fresh side dish for a truly succulent meal. With subtle garlic, melted butter and a...


    Slow-Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

    8 reviews

    This rich and creamy dip is perfect for special occasions. It tastes especially good when served warm with crackers. The...


    Spanakopita Bites

    3 reviews

    For an easy spanakopita, try this version that is made in a pan, then cut into squares. It has all...


    Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

    2 reviews

    This tasty side dish is seasoned with herbs and butter. Just tuck the foil packet beside any meat you happen...

    Lemon-Scented Broccolini

    Even the most finicky eaters will eagerly eat this vegetable seasoned with lemon-pepper, lemon peel and lemon juice. If you...


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    Grilled Broccoli

    8 reviews

    I started using this grilled broccoli recipe in 1987 when I began cooking light. It's been a favorite side dish...


    Goat Cheese Mushrooms

    3 reviews

    Stuffed mushrooms are superstars in the hot appetizer category. I use baby portobello mushrooms and load them with creamy goat...


    Garlic-Buttered Green Beans

    3 reviews

    These dressed-up beans are simple to make but look and taste special. They're a perfect side dish for nearly any...


    Microwaved Seasoned Broccoli Spears

    6 reviews

    Add a few simple herbs to this microwave-fast recipe for a nutritious veggie side dish. Melissa Just - Minneapolis, Minnesota


    Roasted Red Pepper Omelets

    Roasted red peppers, Muenster cheese and green onions give this breakfast favorite vibrant color and flavor. Taste of Home Test...


    Garden Veggie Egg Bake

    4 reviews

    Looking for a healthy day-starter? Children will actually enjoy eating their veggies when they’re baked into this cheesy, nutrition-packed egg...


    Marinated Asparagus with Blue Cheese

    3 reviews

    Asparagus marinated in vinaigrette and dotted with cheese makes an awesome side. We’re blue cheese fans, but you might like...

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    Easy Homemade Pickles

    5 reviews

    My husband grows cucumbers, garlic and dill in the garden and eagerly waits for me to make these homemade pickles....


    Caprese Tomato Bites

    8 reviews

    I love the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in these bite-size appetizers. The juicy explosion you get when...


    Skillet Cabbage

    10 reviews

    I use this dish often when the schedule gets tight and I need a hurry-up vegetable to cook. It adds...


    Asparagus with Horseradish Dip

    2 reviews

    This is a great hot weather party dip. Serve asparagus on a decorative platter with lemon wedges on the side...


    Garden Green Beans & Potatoes

    Fresh green beans paired with red potatoes make for an easy and filling side dish. To make it even better,...


    Fennel Spinach Saute

    1 review

    Spinach and fennel are two of my favorite veggies, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This...