Whether you're tossing root veggies in a rich glaze for the holidays or throwing together a plate full of summer produce, roasting brings out flavors in all sorts of vegetables you'd never know were there otherwise.
Sad but true: Not every summer tomato is sandwich or salad-worthy. Or maybe your perfect heirloom tomatoes sat on the counter one day too long and have lost their glory. Fortunately, there's a simple way around that: Taking your tomatoes that are past their prime and disguising their flaws by cooking them. Repurpose those slightly disappointing tomatoes into soups, sauces, pies, tarts, and more while still capitalizing on their flavor. With the help of an oven, stove, or pressure cooker, nobody has to know you used less-than-ideal tomatoes.
Pumpkin may be inherently sweet, but in savory situations, the autumnal squash truly shines. Branch out beyond the pumpkin bread and pumpkin pancakes, and explore our best recipes for savory pumpkin soups, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pasta, and even pumpkin chili to enjoy the season's favorite gourd in a whole new light.
Step away from the marshmallow topping—although they’re inherently saccharine, sweet potatoes expertly adapt to ingredients and recipes that suit savory tastes. The vibrant tubers are hearty enough to comprise the main attraction, but are also lovely sliced into chips, skewers, or bite-sized portions. Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile, so give them a go: Grill them, stuff them, or puree them into soup. You could even skip the sugary casserole and bring one of these savory sweet potato dishes to Thanksgiving.
Cruciferous veggie lovers, this one’s for you. As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, complex leafy greens chock-full of nutrients come into season. Whether you’re looking for broccoli salad, exciting takes on steamed broccoli, or savory, cheese-loaded broccoli casserole, these broccoli recipes will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Snap peas offer a wonderfully sweet taste and a crisp texture, making them a fantastic addition to any savory dish. They also make a great snack when blanched and served with a favorite creamy dip. Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy them all spring and summer long.
The cherry tomato may not be mighty in terms of size, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious. Sometimes the best tastes come in small packages, and no tomato variety rivals the sweet flavor punch packed into every cherry tomato. Flip though the gallery to check out our favorite cherry tomato recipes, including fun takes on caprese salad, blistered cherry tomatoes, pasta dishes adorned with cherry tomatoes, and cherry tomato-heavy Spanish salsa.
Summer produce is as colorful as it is delicious. A great way to put your garden to use is to grow squash in the summer and the winter. In the sweltering heat, use bright yellow summer squash in a variety of side dishes from cheesy squash casseroles to easy squash sautés. These dishes are easy to assemble, easy to prep, and have a bright and fresh flavor.
We love a good artichoke dip, but the versatile vegetable is so much more than that: Aside from their nutritional triumphs, their mild-yet-addictive taste and malleable texture make them a valuable team player in dips (who doesn't love a good Spinach-Artichoke Dip?), casseroles (this Italian-Style Green Bean Casserole relies on the veggie), and veggie-heavy lasagna (you'll love this Artichoke and Melted Fennel Lasagna). No matter what you're looking for, our best artichoke recipes are ready for spring.
Whether you need a platter of great appetizers or a hearty main dish at the table, these stuffed pepper recipes are just the thing. Easy, quick, and delicious, these recipes are a great dinner solution.
No cauliflower fans in the house? There will be after making a couple of these deliciously deceptive cauliflower dishes. From chili and hummus to pizza and fettuccine alfredo, it's easy to hide broccoli's cuciferous cousin in a number of tasty recipes.
Asparagus can stand alone as a show-stopping side dish, whether it’s plainly grilled or dressed in citrus and a rich cheese, but it’s also a game-changing ingredient in many tasty mains. We’ve collected our favorite recipes where asparagus rightfully takes the spotlight, creating a fresh and delicious dish.