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Vegetable Recipes

Mmm is what you will hear when you make these fresh vegetable recipes.

Offering homemade recipes from arugula to spinach.  I have vegetable appetizers, vegetable side dishes, salads (seven layer salad), broccoli recipes, cauliflower recipes and so many more below.

Loaded with Fresh Vegetable Recipes #MissHomemade

Many root and non-root vegetables that grow underground can be stored through the winter in a root cellar or a cool, dark and dry place to prevent mold and sprouting.

During storage remember leafy vegetables lose moisture and vitamin C rapidly. They should be stored for a short time as possible in a cool place, in a container or plastic bag and used immediately in some kind of easy vegetable recipe.

I didn’t know if I should list the tomato under my vegetable recipes or fruit recipes. Did you know that the question of whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable found it’s way into the United States Supreme Court in 1893?

The court ruled unanimously that a tomato is correctly identified (and taxed) as a vegetable for the 1883 Tariff Law. The court did acknowledge that botanically speaking that a tomato is a fruit. Now my easy vegetable recipes…

Roast Root Vegetables #MissHomemade

Easy Vegetable Recipes


acorn squash

PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees. 

Just pick your favorite vegetables and peel.  Chop and place in a large bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Roast for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how you like them.

This fresh vegetable recipe is a “comfort food” on a cold winter day – homemade bread is awesome with this soup.


2 medium onions, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 cups beef broth
1-1/2 cups homemade tomato juice
2 medium potatoes, sliced
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup fresh green beans, chopped
1 cup fresh corn kernels
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 TBS creole seasoning to taste* (see below)

In a medium pan saute the first 3 ingredients together for a few minutes.

In a large stock pot add the remaining ingredients and the sauteed vegetables; season to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour or until the vegetables are tender.

This recipe is not just for my easy vegetable recipes, use this all the time.

*Creole Seasoning:
2 TBS homemade onion powder
2 TBS homemade garlic powder
2 TBS dried oregano
2 TBS dried basil
1 TBS dried thyme
2 TBS freshly ground peppercorns
1 TBS homemade cayenne pepper
4 TBS paprika
1 tsp celery seed
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse. Store in an airtight jar.


Each individual vegetable list below has selection guidelines, nutrition, prep and storage tips. Just click on the link.

Acorn Squash Recipes

  • Praline Acorn Squash
  • Baking Acorn Squash Whole 

Arugula Recipes

  • Arugula Salad
  • Arugula with Roasted Red Peppers Portobello Mushrooms with Homemade Greek Salad Dressing
  • Arugula Tomato and Corn Salad
  • Sauteed Arugula with Mushrooms and Onions
  • Penne Pasta with Arugula and Goat Cheese
  • Arugula Goat Cheese Pizza
  • Arugula with Spicy Sausage, Penne Pasta and Homemade Pesto.

Asparagus Recipes

Beet Greens Recipe

  • Beet Greens with Garlic and Onion
  • Beet Greens with Bacon and Onion
  • Beet Greens with Pancetta and Beans
  • Beet Greens and Caramelized Onions, Braised Beet Greens and Lemon.

Bok Choy Recipes

  • Bok Choy Salad with Onions and Almonds
  • Bok Choy and Ramen Noodle Salad
  • Chicken and Bok Choy Soup
  • Bok Choy and Bacon
  • Spicy Bok Choy with Garlic Sauce
  • Sesame Bok Choy
  • Bok Choy with Mushrooms and Tofu
  • Braised Baby Bok Choy
  • Bok Choy Carrot and Apple Slaw
  • Szechuan Bok Choy.

Broccoli Recipes

  • Broccoli and Cheese Soup
  • Pan Roasted Broccoli
  • Fried Broccoli
  • Broccoli, Bacon and Cashew Salad
  • Broccoli Slaw
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
  • Broccoli and Blue Cheese Casserole
  • Broccoli and Rice Casserole
  • Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
  • Sesame Broccoli Dish
  • Broccoli and Cashews in Garlic Butter
  • Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Rabe Recipes

  • Broccoli Rabe with Fresh Parmesan
  • Pancetta and Broccoli Rabe
  • Spicy Broccoli Rabe and Garlic
  • Broccoli Rabe with Spicy Sausage and Pasta
  • Broccoli Rabe, Pasta and Chicken
  • Mahi-Mahi and Broccoli Rabe
  • Italian Red Wine Spaghetti and Broccoli Rabe

Brussels Sprouts

  • Fried Potatoes Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage Recipes

  • Cabbage Rolls
  • Fried Cabbage
  • Grilled Cabbage
  • Sauteed Cabbage
  • Cabbage and Noodle Saute
  • Homemade Cole Slaw with Mayonnaise
  • Homemade Cole Slaw WITHOUT Mayonnaise
  • Sweet Cabbage Soup
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Hot Chinese Cabbage

Carrot Recipes

  • Brown Sugar and Maple Glazed Carrots
  • Homemade Carrot Bread with Frosting
  • Orange Glazed Carrots
  • Ranch Glazed Carrots
  • Maple Dill Carrots
  • Carrot Souffle
  • Roast Carrots
  • Sweet and Sour Carrots
  • Carrot Raisin Drop Cookies
  • Carrot Cookies

Cauliflower Recipes

  • Roast Cauliflower with Garlic
  • Baked Cauliflower
  • Cauliflower and Cheese Soup
  • Just Like A Loaded Potato Recipe
  • Cauliflower Gratin
  • Cauliflower and Cheese Casserole
  • Roasted Popcorn Cauliflower
  • Crispy Cheesy Cauliflower
  • Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Collard Greens Recipe

  • Smoked Turkey and Collards
  • Southern Collard Greens with Ham Hocks
  • Braised Collard Greens with Ham Hocks
  • Collard Greens and Bacon
  • Kickn’ Collard Greens
  • Brazilian Collard Greens
  • Southern Greens

Corn Recipes

  • Corn on the Cob: roasted, boiled, steamed, microwaved and grilled
  • Corn in Butter Sauce
  • Freezer Corn
  • Corn Dogs and Corn Dog Muffins
  • Mexican Sweet Corn Cake
  • Corn Bread
  • Cornbread Muffins
  • Scalloped Corn
  • Corn Pudding
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Cornbread and Sausage Dressing
  • Creamed Corn
  • Slow Cooker Creamed Corn
  • Corn and Crab Bisque
  • Corn Fritters
  • Cooler Corn for a Crowd

Cucumber Recipes

  • Cucumber and Onion Salad
  • Asian Cucumber Salad
  • Creamy Cucumber Salad
  • Homemade Dill Pickles
  • Bread and Butter Pickles
  • Cucumber and Mango Salsa
  • Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce
  • Sweet Relish
  • Creamy Cucumber Toasties

Dandelion Greens Recipes

  • Dandelion Greens and Salt Pork
  • Wilted Dandelion Greens and Bacon
  • Fresh Dandelion Greens Salad with The Best Salad Dressing
  • Dandelion Greens and Taters
  • Homemade Dandelion Wine
  • Dandelion Greens and Cabbage Tempeh
  • Sweet & Sour Dandelion Greens.

Endive Recipes

  • Stuffed Endive Spears
  • Endive wrapped in Ham and Cheese
  • Cream of Belgian Endive Soup
  • Endive Salad
  • Endive and Smoked Salmon Appetizers
  • Apple, Endive and Grape Salad
  • Mini Finger Endive Appetizers
  • Endive with Goat Cheese Figs and Honey Glazed Pecans

Escarole Recipes

  • Escarole and Beans
  • Escarole Prosciutto Casserole
  • Escarole Sausage Soup
  • Fresh Escarole Salad with Parmesan Balsamic Dressing
  • Stuffed Escarole Pizza
  • Escarole and Sausage Ragout

Garlic Recipes

  • Buying, Roasting and Storing Tips
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Garlic Prime Rib
  • Garlic Lovers Chicken
  • Deep Fried Garlic Chicken
  • Oven Fried Garlic Chicken
  • Garlic and Balsamic Vinegar Chicken
  • Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower
  • Garlic Red Potatoes
  • Creamed Garlic Potatoes
  • Garlic Bread
  • Garlic Penne Pasta
  • Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Kale Recipes

  • Kale and Ham Soup
  • Kale, Sausage and Potato Soup
  • Baked Kale Chips
  • Kale and Vegetable Hash
  • Portuguese Kale and Chorizo Soup
  • Kale with Red Onion and Feta Cheese
  • Kale Hash with Smoked Sausage
  • Kale Slaw
  • Kale and Polenta Lasagna
  • Linguine with Kale and Sausage.

Mizuna Recipe

  • Mizuna Sauteed with Chicken
  • Greens with Ginger Miso Dressing
  • Mozzarella Mizuna Salad
  • Grilled Mizuna Mushroom Salad
  • Chicken Salad with Mizuna and Blue Cheese
  • Smoked Salmon and Mizuna with Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Morel Mushroom Recipes

  • Butter Fried Morels
  • Pan Fried Morels
  • Steak in Morel Mushroom Sauce
  • How to Dry Morels
  • How to Freeze Morels
  • Pasta and Morels 

Mustard Greens Recipes

  • Mustard Greens with Black Eyed Peas
  • Creamy Mustard Greens and Salmon
  • Southern Mustard Greens
  • Mustard Greens and Bacon
  • Rotini Pasta, Sausage and Mustard Greens
  • Roasted Sweet Potato with Curried Mustard Greens

Onion Recipes

  • French Onion Soup
  • Homemade Onion Rings
  • Homemade Onion Strings
  • French Fried Onions   perfect to top green bean casserole

Potato Recipes

Roasting Vegetables

Here are 5 Simple Steps to Safely Remove Chemicals & Pesticides from Store-Bought Produce:

  1. Put your store-bought fruit and veggies in a sink filled with ice-cold water.
  2. Squeeze 1/2 a Lemon into the sink.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of Salt.
  4. Add a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar.
  5. Soak for 15 minutes.

Vegetable Recipes

Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe with Homemade Dipping Sauce


4 large green tomatoes, sliced 1/8″ thick

2 egg whites
1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup panko crumbs (or bread crumbs)
2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cayenne powder, or to taste (optional)

1 quart oil for frying

Thinly cut the washed green tomatoes into 1/8″ thick slices and throw out the ends; set aside on paper towels to drain.

Whip the egg whites and milk together in a shallow bowl.  In another shallow bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, panko, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne together.

Press a tomato slice into the flour mixture and shake gently to remove excess.  Dip into the milk mixture and press again into the flour mixture.  Gently shake off excess and carefully put on a plate to dry (this keeps the breading on while frying).  Do not stack.  Repeat with remaining slices.

Pour enough oil into a heavy skillet that it reaches 1/2 inch deep.  Place over medium heat and heat until it’s hot.  To test, add some flour, it will sizzle and cook.  Remove. 

Gently place 4 slices of tomato into the hot oil and cook until the bottom is brown; approximately 2 to 3 minutes.  Turn over and cook the other side another 2 to 3 minutes or until browned.  Place on paper towels or brown paper bag to cool.  Add more oil if needed, to maintain 1/2 inch deep to fry remaining pieces.  If oil is added, make sure you heat it up before frying more.


1 lb ground beef
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups peeled and diced tomatoes
2 cups homemade tomato sauce
1 (19oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups beef broth
1 TBS dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
2 cups cabbage, chopped
1 cup corn
1 cup green beans, sliced
1 cup macaroni

Place the ground beef in a large stock pot and fry until browned; drain. Add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, water and bouillon cubes. Then season with the parsley, oregano and basil. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the cabbage, corn, green beans, and pasta. Bring to a boil and simmer until the vegetables are tender and the pasta is cooked. Add more water if needed. Another easy vegetable recipe is seven layer salad (recipe below). I love it.


1/2 cup candied pecans
1 bunch spinach, washed and torn into bite size pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado – peeled, pitted and chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

2 TBS red raspberry jam
2 TBS red wine vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper to taste
kosher salt to taste

In a large bowl, toss together the first 6 ingredients and chill. In a small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients and chill. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to coat before serving. This is an excellent easy vegetable recipe; great any time of the year.

Following, please share your easy vegetable recipe (or favorite recipe) with us. I would love to hear from you.

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