Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients 3 firm green tomatoes, sliced Salt ½ cup cornmeal ½ cup flour ½ tsp Cajun seasoning ½ cup buttermilk 1 egg 3 Tbsp vegetable oil for frying Directions Spread tomato slices on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Allow 15 minutes resting for salt to remove excess water from tomatoes. Blot each side dry with […]

Sweet Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 cup complete pancake & waffle mix (or 1 8-ounce package) 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/2 cup pumpkin (baked or canned) 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional) Directions: Combine all ingredients and stir just until large lumps disappear. Over-stirring will cause tough pancakes. Pour slightly less than […]

Pumpkin Mac & Cheese for One

Ingredients: 3/4 cup cooked pasta (in any shape) 1 1/2 tablespoons cheddar cheese soup (from can) 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree 1 1/2 tablespoons milk, 1% 3/4 tablespoon cheese, low-fat 1 teaspoon deli mustard Directions: Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta for 8 to 10 minutes; drain when finished and let cool to […]

Baked Pumpkin

Ingredients: 1 pumpkin (small, peeled and cut into cubes) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Place pumpkin cubes in a baking dish and sprinkle with sugar and salt. Cover pan with foil and bake until soft. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

Ingredients: 1 pkg.  (16 oz.) penne pasta 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) cream cheese, cubed 1/2 cup  grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup  (1 stick) butter or margarine 1/2 cup  milk 1 cup  canned pumpkin 1/2 tsp.  ground red pepper (cayenne) Ground nutmeg to taste Directions: Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook cream cheese, Parmesan, […]

Creamy Curried Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp.  olive oil 1 small  onion, finely chopped 1 can  (29 oz.) pumpkin 1 can  (14 oz.) chicken broth 2 cups  water 3 Tbsp.  brown sugar 3/4 tsp.  curry powder 1/2 tsp.  salt 4 oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) cream cheese, cubed Directions: Heat oil in large saucepan on medium heat. Add onion; […]

Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Ingredients: 1 can  (15 oz.) pumpkin 1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) vanilla flavor instant pudding 1 tsp.  pumpkin pie spice 1 tub  (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed Directions: Mix pumpkin, dry pudding mix and spice in large bowl with whisk until blended. Stir in whipped topping. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Reader Recipe: Gaye V. Ochs of Leeper, PA Ingredients for Cake: 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 cup salad oil 2 cups pumpkin 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt Ingredients for Icing: 1 stick butter 1 1-lb. box powdered sugar 8 oz. softened cream cheese 2 tsp. […]

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

Reader’s Recipe: D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin 3/4 cup vegetable oil 2 cups bran cereal (not flakes) 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup raisins powdered […]

Pumpkin Pie Cake

Reader’s Recipe: D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 1 (29 oz.) can pumpkin 1 (13 oz.) can evaporated milk 4 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 yellow cake mix 1 cup melted butter 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1/4 cup brown sugar whipped topping or ice cream Directions: […]

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Reader’s Recipe: D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 2/3 cup margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, divided 1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin 1 3/4 cup flour 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle brand milk 1/4 cup light molasses 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract powdered […]

Pumpkin Bread

Reader’s Recipe: D. Flinner of Canton, OH Ingredients: 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 cups pumpkin 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup water Directions: Cream sugars and oil. Sift dry ingredients together. Add pumpkin to creamed […]

Peanut Butter Streusel-Banana Bread

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter 3/4 cup  old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup  packed brown sugar 3  eggs 1-1/2 cups  mashed fully ripe bananas (about 4) 1/3 cup  oil 1 pkg.  (12 oz.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 1 pkg.  (2-layer size) yellow cake mix 1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding Directions: Heat oven […]

Creamy Peanut Butter Dip

Ingredients: 1/4 cup peanut butter
 1 Tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt Directions: Mix peanut butter and orange juice until well mixed.  Stir in yogurt.  Mix until smooth. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting to serve. Great with bananas and […]

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients: 35  vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 1 cup) 1/4 cup  butter, melted 2 oz.  semi-sweet chocolate, divided 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2  bananas, cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into quarters 2 pkgs. (3.4 oz. each) vanilla flavor instant pudding 2 cups  cold milk 2 cups  thawed whipped topping, divided 2 Tbsp.  salted […]

Garden Chili

Ingredients: 3/4 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey breast 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped 1/2 onion, large, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 2/3 cup kidney beans (canned, drained and rinsed) 1/2 cup corn 8 ounces tomato sauce 1 cup tomatoes, diced 1 dash black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons chili powder Directions: […]

Fiesta Skillet Dinner

Ingredients: 1 cup prepared brown rice (1/2 cup uncooked) 1 can (15.5 ounces) Mexican style tomatoes 1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed 1 cup frozen corn 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 cups cooked diced chicken 1/2 cup 2% reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded Directions: Prepare the brown rice according to package directions. While the rice […]

Mexican Chicken Soup

Ingredients: 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes (Mexican style) 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups frozen corn or 1 15-ounce can corn, drained and rinsed 1 14.5-ounce can sodium-reduced chicken broth or 2 cups homemade chicken broth 2 cloves garlic, minced or 1/2 tespoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon […]

Spanish Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
 1 cup instant brown rice
 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
 1/4 teaspoon oregano
 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes (can use Mexican style with green chilies)
 1/3 cup corn, (drain and rinse if using canned corn)
 1/3 cup black beans (drain and rinse if using […]

Corn and Pepper Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: Cherry tomatoes or roma tomatoes 2 ears corn 1 each red or yellow bell pepper 1 each portobello mushroom 1 each jalapeno or banana pepper ¼ bunch Basil 1 each zucchini 2 cloves garlic 1 each shallot To taste salt and pepper Olive oil Directions: Wash all vegetables, let dry. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Cut ears of corn in half lengthwise, […]

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