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Homemade Marinara Sauce

3 reviews

This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love it in meatball subs, too. —Cara Bjornlie, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Baked Veggie Cups

These colorful veggie cups are not only tasty, but they also pack in a surprising amount of nutrition! The addition...


Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

4 reviews

This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey


Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Olives

1 review

This squash is outstanding as a side dish, but you can also top it with canned tuna to create a...


Lemon Pasta with Spinach

10 reviews

Healthy spinach, garlic and lemon combine to coat angel hair pasta for a lovely side that’ll freshen any meal. —Charlene...

Vegetable Barley Bake

1 review

Forget the potatoes and rice, and consider this change-of-pace dinner accompaniment. Wholesome barley makes for a heart-smart dish that complements...


Peas with Shallots

1 review

I first served this at an Easter dinner. Delicious! My guests suggested I use even more shallots. It's so easy,...

Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

15 reviews

This cucumber and onion salad is one of the first recipes I came up with myself. It's a great salad...


Flavorful Mashed Potatoes

7 reviews

Earthy herbs bring a full chorus of flavor to creamy red potatoes, making this side dish anything but ordinary. Save...


Roasted Root Vegetables

2 reviews

Pleasantly seasoned with rosemary and garlic, this appealing side dish showcases good-for-you roasted turnips, carrots and potatoes. It's...


Zucchini and Summer Squash Side Dish

5 reviews

I’m trying to cut my risk for cardiac disease by changing the way I eat. This colorful sauteed zucchini and...

Honey-Lemon Asparagus

4 reviews

Everyone who tastes my glazed asparagus takes a second helping, so I usually double the recipe. For another option, try...


Cilantro Ginger Carrots

1 review

Peppery-sweet ginger and cooling cilantro have starring roles in this colorful side of crisp-tender carrots. The veggie goes from pan...


Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

4 reviews

An Ethiopian recipe inspired this feel-good dinner that's tangy, creamy and packed with hearty comfort. —Rachael Cushing, Portland, Oregon


Gouda Mixed Potato Mash

3 reviews

Everything's better with cheese, right? This cheesy two-potato mash is no exception. If you cube the cheese, you’ll discover delicious...


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Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

13 reviews

Even people who normally don't care for Brussels sprouts will ask for a second helping of these. —James Schend, Taste...

Butternut Squash Apple Bake

13 reviews

Even those who aren't fans of squash enjoy this side dish. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples...


Jalapeno Bread

2 reviews

"Grilled cheese sandwiches are especially good made with moist slices from this pretty corn-flecked loaf," promises Lola Gangwer of Burgoon,...


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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

59 reviews

These filling and flavorful vegetarian stuffed peppers are an updated version of my mom's stuffed peppers, which were a favorite...