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Fall Vegetable Sloppy Joes

1 review

I make this dish in the fall and sneak grated vegetables into the sloppy joe mixture, which is especially good for children who don’t like to eat their vegetables! Just walk away and let the slow cooker do all the work. Top the filling with a little shredded cheese before serving. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

Spiced Butternut Squash Chili

1 review

I love how a hint of heat with a touch of sweetness from the Gustus Vitae spicy chocolate cinnamon cane...


Butternut Beef Stew

2 reviews

I tweaked this recipe I found in a magazine to suit my taste for sweet and spicy. I found that...


Butternut Goulash

3 reviews

We make this treasured family goulash recipe using squash from our own backyard. The chili powder and cayenne really warm...


Loaded Vegetable Beef Stew

8 reviews

I first had this dish during a trip to Argentina a few years ago. It inspired me to recreate it...

Beef Barley Soup with Roasted Vegetables

9 reviews

The beauty of this soup is that you can roast the vegetables separately in the oven while it's simmering away....


Butternut Squash Chili

4 reviews

Add butternut squash to chili for a tasty, filling, energy-packed dish your whole family will love. Mine does! —Jeanne Larson,...

Butternut Squash, Cauliflower & Beef Shepherd’s Pie

9 reviews

I love to get creative with classic dishes, such as this colorful version of shepherd's pie. Adding squash and cauliflower...