Blue Ribbon Vegetable Recipes

Eating your veggies has never tasted so good! Browse this collection of deliciously creative side dish recipes featuring vegetables of all kinds.


Slap Your Mama It's So Delicious Southern Squash Casserole

By Sherri Jackson
This is a tried and true Southern recipe that can be modified by adding meat or...

Giant Zucchini-Corn Fritter

By Lori McLain
Everything's bigger in Texas they say.....so I decided to prove it with a giant tasty fritter...

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

By Lorene Lloyd
Perfect salad for cookouts and summer meals. Put that veggie and herb garden to work!!!

Cheesy Baked Asparagus

By Janet Crow
When I was going through treatments for cancer 3 years ago, I learned a lot about...

Fried Zucchini

By Holly Grier- Wallace
I love using up my fresh garden zucchini, which seems to always be more than I...

BBQ Asparagus With Parmesan and Lemon Zest

By Brad Nichols
Another easy, dish-free, veggie side 'pouch' often used at our house. The lemon zest adds a...

Grilled Fresh Green Beans

By Lynn Socko
This bean and veggie combination is even more delicious cooked outside on the grill. Leave...

Green Beans, Chicken Breasts and Red Skin Potatoes

By LINDA BAILEY
This is such an easy dish for any dinner! Everyone loves it!

Grilled Corn on the Cob Three Ways

By Kitchen Crew
Corn on the cob is a summertime staple that is best served grilled. Using foil is...

Spinach Maria

By Dan Hammond
This is my favorite side dish with ribs or beef...this recipe is Hot! in that I...

Zucchini and Tomatoes Foil Packets

By Natalie Loop
My second favorite after zucchini boats. Something about squash is so satisfying I wish it were...

Summer Squash Casserole

By Cheryl Kopcak
Something different to do with ALL that yellow summer squash and zucchini that just keeps coming!...

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

By Betty Warren
One of our favorites. Quick and easy. It is a great side with any dish.

Pami's Chunky Chopped Salad

By Pami Toll
I've lost about 60 lbs eating this. It's delicious, filling and I look forward to making...

Tomato Pie

By Linda Wasko
It's that time of year. Fresh tomatoes from the farmers market or, if you're lucky, from...

Mediterranean Salad

By liz carrier
Light salad with a great Greek flavor...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Donna Brown
This is a good way to use an abundant supply of fresh veggies in the summer...

Spinach Pie (Spanakopita Casserole)

By Jolyn Barrow
Substitutions used with success: * Picture indicates half recipe in 8 X 8 dish, * 2 boxes frozen...

Tonya's Superlative Eggplant Parmesan

By Tonya Young
I found this recipe online when searching for a good Eggplant Parm recipe, and this ROCKS,...

Zucchini Chips

By Jenn Visser
In yet another attempt to foster a love for vegetables in my child, I came up...

Potato Artichoke Gratin

By Melissa Straub
I make this potato dish every Christmas with my prime rib. It is a favorite of...

Braised Collard Greens

By Sheila Charette
My Grandma Ollie-Belle made the best 'greens.' This recipe is as close to hers as I...

Baked Beans With Bacon

By Laura Huffman
My family and friends will ask me to bring my baked beans to our get-togethers. I...

Grilled & Stuffed Squash

By Holly Grier- Wallace
We always have an abundance of crookneck squash each year in our garden. I started...
10 Recipes for Ripe Pears

10 Recipes for Ripe Pears


Come fall, when you think of fruit typically it’s apple. This year try cooking and baking with pears, too. Sweet and juicy, pears are high in fiber and low in calories they’re a great source of vitamin C. Their taste and uses vary by variety. While there are over 3,000 types, two of the most […]

13 Non-Lettuce Healthy Summer Salads

13 Non-Lettuce Healthy Summer Salads


Ever get sick of eating lettuce-based salads? We definitely do. That’s when we turn to these easy, healthy, and refreshing summer lettuce-less salads to change things up! Bursting with summer vegetables and fruits, you’re going to love these flavorful dishes.

Make the Most of Summer Tomatoes

Make the Most of Summer Tomatoes


Tomatoes are at their juiciest right now, so it’s the perfect time to use them in your weekly menu. Did you know there are more than 3,000 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and a total of 15,000 known varieties? If you want to know some of the types, we have a rundown here. From breakfast casseroles […]