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    Vegetable Couscous Salad

    1 review

    This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve it as a vegetarian main, add some crumbled goat cheese or tangy feta cheese. —Patricia Levenson, SANTA ANA, California

    Creamy Yellow Squash Casserole

    1 review

    Here’s a simple yet yummy garden recipe my granny used to make. She’d pick her veggies daily, then cook them...


    Apple, Butternut and Sausage Dressing

    I'd heard about using squash in dressing, so I combined four things I love into one dish: apples, butternut squash,...


    Fall Vegetable Sloppy Joes

    1 review

    I make this dish in the fall and sneak grated vegetables into the sloppy joe mixture. It’s especially good when...


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    Pressure-Cooker Beef and Veggie Sloppy Joes

    1 review

    Because I’m always looking for ways to serve my family healthy and delicious food, I started experimenting with my go-to...

    Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tagine

    2 reviews

    While traveling through Morocco, my wife and I fell in love with the complex flavors of the many tagines we...


    Farmers Market Orzo Salad

    2 reviews

    Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses...

    Winter Squash Casserole

    1 review

    Years ago, our vegetable garden kept us well-supplied all year long. Dad stored huge piles of potatoes and squash in...


    Potluck Eggs Benedict

    6 reviews

    Asparagus spears give this hearty breakfast dish big springtime flavor. It's super served over warm fluffy biscuits...and a great way...


    Butternut Ravioli with Bourbon Pecan Sauce

    1 review

    Each year our family receives 25 pounds of pecans from a friend. With that many nuts, it requires some imagination...


    Butternut Apple Casserole

    1 review

    When we want to share our bounty, we bake a casserole of butternut squash, apples and spices. Top it with...

    Butternut Squash Gratin

    Squash finds its way into many of my recipes, but my favorite is butternut because I love the richness and...


    Butternut Gratin with Parmesan-Sage Topping

    Here’s a wonderful side dish for Christmastime. The baked butternut squash and onions get extra flavor from a topping of...


    Autumn Squash Bake

    The sweetness of pears and tangy flavor of cranberries really complement the squash. This dish has become a favorite at...


    Butternut-Gouda Pot Stickers

    1 review

    My family can't get enough butternut squash. I had some left over, so I used pot sticker wraps and veggies...


    Potato Chicken Packets

    3 reviews

    Pam Hall of Elizabeth City, North Carolina seasons chicken breasts with a delightful combination of herbs before topping each with...

    Veggie Fajitas

    2 reviews

    My husband prefers these to chicken or beef fajitas and I serve them for dinner often. —Sarah Mercer, Wichita, Kansas


    Cranberry-Orange Snack Cake

    This recipe contains so many great holiday flavors, including pecans, orange, and cranberry, without the post-holiday guilt! I also love...


    Pear Squash Bisque with Cinnamon Cream

    4 reviews

    This lightly sweet and fruity squash soup makes a lovely first course for Thanksgiving. The texture is creamy and smooth....


    Make-Ahead Cornbread Dressing

    Being from California, my family has always been big veggie eaters. I wanted to share a little taste of home...


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    Honey-Squash Dinner Rolls

    5 reviews

    These puffy dinner rolls take on rich color when you add squash to the dough. Any squash variety works. I've...


    Veggie-Packed Strata

    4 reviews

    This is a wonderful, colorful casserole that everyone enjoys. I'm sure you'll be hooked on it after one bite, too....


    Summer Squash Bundles

    "We love zucchini, and my husband enjoys cooking summer meals on the grill, so I came up with this idea...


    Ginger & Spice Butternut Squash

    I came up with this side dish one year while cooking Christmas dinner with my mom. The spiced-up squash is...

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    Turkey Giblet Gravy

    My mother used to make this old fashion, southern-style gravy every holiday for the family, and now I make it...


    Butternut Lasagna

    I love butternut squash, a comfort food with gourmet possibilities. This squash lasagna offers a fresh, updated flavor profile that...


    Au Gratin Potatoes with Squash

    4 reviews

    After volunteering to take a potato casserole to a friend's party, I thought I'd do a twist on au gratin...


    Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella

    9 reviews

    Squash was a hard sell with my family until I paired it with pumpkin seeds, cranberries and horseradish. Now they...


    Cream-of-the-Crop Veggies

    2 reviews

    Veggies can be a hard get-go for kids. So let them choose from the garden patch and they’ll end up...


    Creamy Red Potato Salad

    9 reviews

    We love red potatoes for color and shape in a perfect combo with radishes, green onions and a touch of...