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25 Of The Most Delicious Things You Can Do To Vegetables

Mom said to eat your greens.

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1. Sriracha Buffalo Cauliflower

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These spicy cauliflower bites call for just four ingredients. If you don't want to make the dipping sauce from scratch, a store bought blue cheese or ranch dressing will do the trick. Get the recipe.

2. Brussels Sprouts and Zucchini Fritters

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While they won't get quite as crispy as if they were fried, you could also make a lightened-up version of these fritters in the oven. Get the recipe.


4. Roast Carrots in a Blanket

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Hosting a crowd? These roasted carrots wrapped in puff pastry are guaranteed to be a party pleaser. Get the recipe.

6. Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

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Roasted mushrooms make the perfect vessel for chowing down on cheesy spinach and artichoke dip. Get the recipe.


8. Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin

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Ground mustard and onion powder give these Brussels sprouts tons of flavor, while cream cheese, milk, and Parmesan make the dish super thick and creamy. Get the recipe.

9. Eggplant Fries with Marinara

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If you like eggplant parm, you'll love these thick, seasoned veggie fries with marinara dipping sauce. Get the recipe.

10. Slow Cooker Creamed Corn with Ricotta and Bacon

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Whether you're looking for a side dish for your holiday table or just any average night, this creamed corn is a must-try. Get the recipe.


11. Honey-Glazed Hasselback Butternut Squash

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Topped with honey, Dijon mustard, and herbs, you may never go back to eating butternut squash any other way. Get the recipe.

12. Mexican Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dipping Sauce

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These fries are baked from start to finish in the oven, but they still manage to get nice and crispy. Don't forget the avocado sauce, made with just four ingredients: Green pepper, avocado, lime, and cilantro. Get the recipe.

13. Kung Pao Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Skip the Chinese take-out and make this 30-minute side dish in your own kitchen. The Brussels sprouts are baked in the oven and tossed with peanut and chiles, which are sautéed in a mixture of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Get the recipe.


16. Creamy Eggplant and Caramelized Onion Dip

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You won't believe that a dip this sweet and creamy is made with mostly all veggies. Get the recipe.

17. Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Mushrooms

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Sometimes simple is best, like when it comes to these mushrooms, which get tossed in butter, garlic, lemon juice, thyme and rosemary and roasted to perfection. Get the recipe.

18. Mexican Street Corn Fritters


19. Roasted Brown Butter Honey Garlic Carrots

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This might just be the easiest veggie side dish in the world. All you need are five ingredients (and the willpower not to eat the glazed carrots straight from the oven). Get the recipe.

20. Crispy Sesame Cauliflower

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Looking to spice up meatless monday? These sticky, sweet cauliflower bites are the perfect shareable app. Or eat them as a main course over your favorite grains with some stir-fried veggies. Get the recipe.

21. Zucchini Hummus

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Serve this lean, green hummus with crudités for double the veggies. Get the recipe.

22. Roasted Beet Tartare with Sesame Labneh

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Don't let the long ingredient list scare you. Just focus on the beet tartare, and you can improvise everything else. If you don't have time to make sesame labneh, just use plain yogurt. Get the recipe.

23. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

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Do you have kids who put up a fight about eating their broccoli? They won't with these.Get the recipe.

24. Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Burgers

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Vegetables will steal the dinner show when you make these spicy cauliflower burgers. The sliders — made with just cauliflower, olive oil, butter, and hot sauce — couldn't be easier. Get the recipe.

25. Miso-Glazed Eggplant

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You might just mistake this melt-in-your-mouth eggplant for candy. The secret is in the miso glaze, which is made with miso paste, sake, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame seeds. Get the recipe.

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