Category Archives: Vegetable Side Dish

Grilled Broccoli and Cauliflower

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Broccoli and cauliflower florets tossed with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and grilled Yield:  4-6 servings Ingredients:  2 medium-large red onions, cut into halves and thickly sliced4 cups broccoli florets (bite-size)1 medium head cauliflower, washed, trimmed and cut into florets (bite-size)2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1-2 tablespoons minced garlic… Read more »

Italian Baked Spaghetti Squash

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Spaghetti squash stuffed with a cheesy Italian tomato filling! Yield:  4 servings Ingredients:  1 large spaghetti squash (about 2 pounds)1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese1 cup diced green bell pepper*2 cups tomato sauce**1/2 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon saltdash… Read more »

Three-Cheese Stuffed Peppers

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Colorful sweet bell peppers stuffed with red sauce, cheeses, and spinach Yield:  4 large servings Ingredients:  4 medium-large red, green, yellow, or orange bell peppers, stems and seeds removed1 cup diced onion1/2 tablespoon butter or oil10 ounces fresh spinach leaves*1 1/2 cups small curd lowfat cottage cheese1/4 cup grated Parmesan… Read more »

Easy Refried Beans

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Quick and easy homemade refried beans! These beans are soft, flavorful, and good enough to eat all by themselves! Yield:  about 2 cups Ingredients:  2 cups cooked pinto beans*2 tablespoons oil1 small clove garlic, minced1 tablespoon chopped onion1 tablespoon chopped green pepper1/4 teaspoon ground cumin~1/2 cup water, as neededSalt, to… Read more »

Butternut Squash with Pecans and Maple Syrup (Untried, but looks good)

4 lbs peeled, diced butternut squash 2/3 c maple syrup 3 T butter, diced 1/2 c chopped pecans Preheat oven to 400.  Using a 13×9 pan, sprayed with cooking spray, put in butternut squash, maple syrup, butter and salt & pepper to taste.  Bake for 35 minutes or until squash… Read more »