Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Basic Stir Fry

Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 teaspoon low-sodium chicken bouillon granules 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon vinegar 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin pieces or small cubes 8 cups fresh or frozen vegetables, chopped 1 tablespoon minced ginger (optional) […]

Glazed Carrots and Green Beans

Ingredients: 6 cups water 1/2 pound fresh baby carrots 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon sugar Salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add carrots; cover and cook for 1 minute. Add beans; cover and cook 2 minutes […]

Sweet Potato Bake

Ingredients: 7 large sweet potatoes (about 6 pounds), peeled and cubed 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup orange marmalade 1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground ginger Topping: 12 oatmeal cookies, crumbled 6 tablespoons butter, softened Directions: Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with […]

Cider Baked Squash

Ingredients: 2 medium acorn squash 1/2 cup apple cider or juice 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground mace Directions: Place squash in a 15-inch by 10-inch by 1-inch baking pan. Pour cider over squash. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and mace; sprinkle over squash. Cover with […]

Squash and Potatoes

Ingredients: 6 bacon strips, diced 1 large potato, peeled and diced 1 small onion, diced 1 medium zucchini, diced 1 medium yellow summer squash, diced 1 tablespoon fresh minced dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Directions: In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a […]

Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Casserole

Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash (about 4 pounds) 4 (about 12 ounce) Italian-style sausage links, casings removed 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons (salt-free) garlic and herb seasoning, such as Mrs. Dash 1 medium tomato, diced 1 cup chopped baby spinach Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9 by 13 baking pan with nonstick cooking […]

Spaghetti Squash with Lemon and Capers

Ingredients: 2 large spaghetti squash 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 8 tablespoons sweet butter 2 tablespoons capers, drained 1/4 cup diced zucchini (rind only) 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves 1/4 cup tomato (peeled and seeded) Directions: Preheat the oven to 400°. […]

Gingered Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients: 1 small spaghetti squash cut in half, deseeded 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger Salt and black pepper to taste Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375°. Place squash on baking dish and add the butter, honey, ginger and seasoning. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes until squash is al dente. Do […]

Winter Squash Soup

Ingredients: 4 pounds sorted winter squash 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons minced shallots 4 to 5 cups chicken/vegetable stock 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Salt and white pepper to taste Sour cream for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with foil. Quarter […]

Stuffed Squash with Pears and Cheese

Ingredients: 2 medium acorn squash 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium pears (2 cups), cored 4 green onions sliced (1/2 cup) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup raisins chopped 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg […]

Sweet Southern Squash

Ingredients: 1 (12-ounce) package frozen butternut squash, thawed 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 egg whites Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 1-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients then pour into prepared casserole dish. Bake, covered, for 40 to […]

Fruit Pizza

Ingredients: 10 ounces roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough  1/8 teaspoon cinnamon  1 package (8-ounce) reduced calorie cream cheese  1/4 cup skim milk  2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 3 or 4 varieties of fresh fruit in season (enough to cover a 14-inch pizza)  1/2 cup all-fruit apricot jam or jelly  […]

Creamy Peaches

Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in extra-light syrup, drained 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 tablespoon sugar  Directions: Thinly slice four peach slices; set aside for garnish. Place remaining peaches in a food processor; add cottage cheese. Cover and process […]

Chunky Peach Spread

Ingredients: 7 medium peaches (2 to 2 1/2 pounds) 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup cold water 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Directions: Fill a large saucepan two-thirds with water; bring to a boil. Cut a shallow “X” on the bottom of each peach. Using tongs, place peaches, a few at a time, […]

Peach Cobbler Bread

Ingredients: 1/3 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup diced peeled peaches 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup chopped pecans Topping: 2 tablespoons chopped pecans 2 tablespoons brown sugar Directions: […]

Peach Pie

Ingredients: 1 egg white, lightly beaten 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches) 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed 6 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches Directions: Brush egg white over pastry shell; set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour and sugars; cut in butter […]

Fresh Peach Salsa

Ingredients: 4 medium peaches, peeled and pitted 2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges and seeded 1/2 sweet onion, cut into wedges 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies 4 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/4 teaspoon pepper Baked tortilla chip scoops […]

Peaches and Cream Muffins

Ingredients: 1 egg 1/2 cup milk or sour cream 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches, thawed  Directions: In a bowl, beat egg; add milk and oil. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into […]

Peachy Cream Pie

Ingredients: 3/4 cup sugar 5 teaspoons cornstarch 1 1/2 cups cold water 1 package (3 ounces) peach, apricot or orange gelatin 1 1/2 cups frozen unsweetened peach slices, thawed 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon milk 1 1/2 cups whipped topping 1 extra-servings-size graham cracker crust (9 ounces)  […]

Peach Cobbler

Ingredients: 6 medium ripe peaches, peeled and sliced (about 4 cups) 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Dash salt 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup cold water Vanilla ice cream Directions: Arrange peaches in a greased 11-inch by 7-inch baking dish. […]

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