Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

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, […]

Corn Salad

Ingredients: 1 can (11 ounce) corn, drained
 1 cup celery, finely chopped
 1/2 small pepper, finely chopped
 1 teaspoon mild onion, finely chopped

 Ingredients for Dressing:
 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard 
black pepper to taste Directions: Prepare and mix vegetables together in a medium mixing bowl.  In […]

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