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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 veggies and ground beef. I came up with this favorite that my kids actually request! —Megan Niebuhr, Yakima WA

Wiggly Worm Stir-Fry

I love to cook with fresh vegetables, especially when they're from my garden. The ramen noodles look like worms and...


Veggie Burgers

5 reviews

"We created these quick vegetable patties to use up some of our garden bounty," relates Mary James from Port Orchard,...


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...


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....

Skillet Ranch Vegetables

3 reviews

Celebrate the last garden harvest with this satisfying side dish. Simply cook carrots, squash and zucchini in oil that's been...


Beef & Veggie Sloppy Joes

5 reviews

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

Chilled Squash and Carrot Soup

2 reviews

This smooth soup is colorful as well as nutritious and filling. Served chilled, it makes an elegant first course when...


Zippy Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

1 review

The combination of butternut squash and apples in this soup reminds me of autumn, which is my favorite season. The...


Garden Vegetable & Chicken Skillet

5 reviews

Here's a fantastic way to add fresh spring veggies to your diet. Featuring a trio of bright vegetables, rice and...


Veggie Noodle Side Dish

1 review

I love to cook with fresh vegetables, especially when they're from my garden! Pair this colorful side dish with grilled...

Butternut Coconut Curry

4 reviews

I love my slow cooker because it's so easy to make dinner with one! This flavorful curry was first created...


Slow Cooker Tzimmes

1 review

Tzimmes is a sweet Jewish dish consisting of a variety of fruits and vegetables, and it may or may not...


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...


Pretty Autumn Soup

7 reviews

Carrots, squash and sweet potato combine to make a healthy and colorful soup, which I especially enjoy during the fall....


Spiced Carrots & Butternut Squash

8 reviews

When I've got a lot going on, my slow cooker is my go-to tool for cooking veggies. I toss in...

Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

5 reviews

After the turkey’s done, I dial up the oven temp and roast carrots and squash for this yummy side. That...


Vegetable Wild Rice

1 review

A convenient packaged rice mix gives a jump start to this simple side dish from Helen Jacobs of Canton, Michigan....


Veggie Tuna Burgers

4 reviews

You don't have to be a health nut to enjoy the flavor of these moist and nutritious burgers.They're an easy...


Ribboned Vegetables

3 reviews

Make the best of summer produce with this easy recipe from Julie Gwinn of Hershey, Pennsylvania. These colorful veggie strips,...


Root Vegetable Soup with Sausage

6 reviews

"I had a similar soup at a restaurant and re-created it at home. To my surprise, it came out even...


Confetti Long Grain and Wild Rice

1 review

Summer squash, zucchini and sweet red pepper peek out from the tender grains of rice in this colorful side dish.


Apple-Marinated Chicken & Vegetables

7 reviews

I actually invented this chicken with vegetables dish at a campground, so you know it's easy. Using the same marinade...


Squash & Carrot Saute

This bright and cheerful dish offers a delightful new way to prepare summer squash and carrots. —Sarah Gamboa, Holland, Michigan

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Herbed Golden Squash Soup

I served this unusual soup last Thanksgiving and received rave reviews - even people who don't usually like squash enjoyed...


Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

2 reviews

I got this golden soup recipe from a friend. Sometimes I add a few slices of red pepper to change...