Hearty Recipes for Long-Lasting Vegetables
Stocking up on long-lasting vegetables like carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash and cabbage? We’ve got recipes for main dishes, sides, soups and more. Browse through our ideas to inspire your dinner tonight!
Squash and Sausage Gnocchi
Hello, comfort! This one-pan supper dish is loaded with Italian sausage, butternut squash, spinach and cheese.
Sausage, Sweet Potato and Cider Soup
Sweet potatoes contribute their sweet taste to this hearty weeknight soup which is balanced by tart apple cider.
Carrot Fritters with Tahini-Lemon Yogurt
Serve these addictive, cumin-spiced fritters as an appetizer or a side dish with the creamy, Middle Eastern-style sauce.
Smoked Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash
This colorful one-skillet meal lends itself to improvisation; you could trade the red sweet peppers for green, the spinach for kale, the turkey for ham or the fried eggs for scrambled. Of course, we think the original recipe is pretty darn perfect, with a blend of potatoes and tasty browned onions whose caramelly flavor ties the dish together.
New Potato and Chicken Casserole
Green beans, mushrooms, leeks, potato and handy rotisserie chicken make this creamy casserole a true one-dish meal.
Carrot Soup with Tarragon and Cream
Thickened with a little potato and flavored with leeks, shallot, white wine and the faintly anise-y herb tarragon, this sleeper hit of a soup is subtle, springy and unexpectedly special.
Nutty Asian Cabbage with Plums
Consider this oven-roasted mélange a hands-free stir-fry. It’s fantastic over rice or as a side to pork.
Chard and Sweet Potato Frittata
Breakfast, brunch or dinner-this colorful meat-free frittata is a 30-minute meal that tastes nutritiously delicious any time.
Roasted Potatoes, Fennel and Lemon
Roasting lemon mellows it out without losing its brightness. All the while, it adds a lemony taste to the potatoes, fennel and sweet shallots.
Roasted Butternut Burrito Bowls
You can have this deliciously nutritious Mexican-inspired meal on the table in under an hour--or even less if you cheat and use precooked brown rice.
Sweet and Spicy Cabbage and Peanut Slaw
Fresh ginger and red pepper flakes add welcome zing, but the real surprise here is napa (aka Chinese) cabbage. Cara Mangini, of Little Eater in Columbus, Ohio, likes it for slaws because it's more tender than ordinary cabbage but still holds up better than lettuce.
Slow-Cooker Pot Roast Stew
Butternut squash, apples and onions cook with boneless beef chuck pot roast. Serve over hot cooked couscous.
Butternut Squash Bake
This creamy squash casserole calls for mascarpone—a mild, soft, butterlike cheese—as well as Parmesan. You can substitute softened cream cheese for the mascarpone if you prefer. Time-saver: Look for precut squash in your supermarket. (You can also bake the squash in your oven first to make it easier to peel and cut.)
Carrot Tart with Goat Cheese, Lemon and Mint
Since no one wants the soggy middle piece of a square tart, we cut a sheet of puff pastry in half to make two small ones: crisp edges for everyone! Eat as a meal with a salad or slice into petite wedges for a grab-and-go snack.
Quinoa Harvest Chili
This hearty and uber-healthy vegetarian chili recipe with sweet potatoes and canned black beans comes from Brianne Jamerson of Indiana. If you'd prefer a looser texture, just add extra water or broth.
Chicken and Corn Hash-Brown Bake
This comfort food hotdish offers a new twist on the usual hash brown casserole.
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
The classic mashed potato recipe! Cooking tips: If you leave the skin on the potatoes, mash them with a potato masher rather than an electric mixer (because the skin will get caught in the beaters). If you want to use a potato ricer, wait to add the butter until after you've passed the potatoes through the ricer.
Carrots' natural sweetness shines in this recipe from Urban Roots Farm in Springfield, Missouri, so shop your farmers market for the freshest ones, even if they aren't heirloom.
Sweet Potato Corn Chowder
Cincinnati-area chef Paul Dagenbach upgraded the classic Midwest corn chowder. Sweet potatoes and andouille sausage made their way into the mix, along with cumin, chili powder and Cajun spice for a little zing.
Shaved Cabbage Salad with Apples, Ham and Mustard
Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites
These sweet and salty caramelized bites are so good, you may not even want to dip them. But be sure you do for a tangy, creamy finish.
Peas 'n' Carrots Salad with Buttermilk Ranch
Bright with lemon and dill, the blanched carrots and snap peas get "dipped" in the pool of creamy dressing underneath when you spoon up a helping—a playfully pretty twist on two nostalgic carrot classics.
Hummus-Sesame Sweet Potatoes
Hummus makes an unexpected but tasty partner with sweet potatoes for this vegetarian main dish. Sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds and broccoli add flavor and texture.
Honey-Sage Sweet Potatoes, Pears and Walnuts
A colorful mixture of sweet potatoes, red onion and pears blends with sage and sweet honey in this easy roasted side.
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
The combo of butternut squash, rigatoni, bacon and smoked cheese makes for a delicious twist on traditional mac and cheese.
Pork Tenderloin with Lemon-Thyme Cream and Cabbage Apple Slaw
The sweet and savory flavor of warm cabbage apple slaw pairs well with tender pork. Lemon-thyme sauce with cream cheese gives the dish a rich finish.