Baked Ziti with Summer Vegetables

We lightened up the usual baked pasta with loads of in-season squash and tomatoes—this is a delicious way to use up your farmers’ market haul. When making a pasta dish, one simple trick will take the dish from good to great. Quality ingredients are a must; always choose the best cheese, sausages, and vegetables available. The key to making great tasting ...

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Slow-Cooker Green Beans

This green bean recipe frees up precious stove-top space and reminds us of the traditional green beans our grandmothers used to make. There’s something about mixing vegetables and bacon that leads to the perfect Southern side dish. From collard greens to potpie filling, we like to incorporate savory, crispy bacon into every possible dish—including this ...

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Smashed Baby Red Potatoes - Southern Living

Meet your new favorite baby red potatoes recipe. Crispy on the outside and tender and creamy on the inside, with an herby garlic coating, these roasted potatoes are hard to stop eating and so fun to make. Baby red potatoes get a double dose of flavor through our unique two-step cooking process—don’t worry, it’s incredibly easy to pull off. First, the ...

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Black-Eyed Pea and Grain Salad

This filling vegetarian dish comes together in less than 30 minutes. Texas caviar, the classic combo of black-eyed peas, peppers, cilantro, and scallions, inspired this zesty main dish salad. Black-eyed peas have been a favorite legume in the South for generations. The traditional method of serving is to boil them with ham hocks or bacon and serve with ...

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Watermelon Gazpacho

Cool off this summer with our favorite chilled soup. Gazpacho is a classic Spanish soup made of seasonal fruits and vegetables and served cold. Think of it as eating a fresh salad that’s been blended to form a smooth, creamy, and rich base. When the sweltering heat demands hydrating and refreshing foods, turn to summer’s superfruit—watermelon. Not only is ...

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Roasted Tomato Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese is always a winner with the kids, but the addition of roasted tomatoes will delight grown-ups too. Seemingly self-indulgent and time-intensive, this luxuriously cheesy (but quick and easy) twist on traditional mac and cheese is actually just 411 calories. For the smoothest, creamiest results, let the white sauce cool slightly before whisking ...

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Burrito Bowls

Charred corn, seasoned black beans, creamy avocado, tangy pico de gallo, cilantro-lime rice—every bite of this burrito in a bowl is a delicious surprise. Your family will think they are at a street food festival when you serve these flavor-filled, meatless, burrito bowls with a Southwestern flair. Make dinner more fun by setting out all of the toppings so ...

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Sheet Pan Shrimp and Vegetables with Rice

Succulent, fresh-from-the-gulf shrimp is usually reserved for a special meal on the weekends. However, in less than thirty minutes, your family can enjoy shrimp, rice, and flavorful vegetables with this quick and easy sheet pan supper recipe. It’s a great way to spice up your weeknight dinner routine from the usual easy chicken or pork chops (which are ...

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Baked Shells and Greens

Give your go-to lasagna the week off, and try this hearty, meaty baked pasta that’s easier to make and just as much of a crowd-pleaser. This delicious recipe is so hearty and satisfying, you might find it hard to believe that it comes together in just thirty minutes. With a taste similar to a traditional Italian-style baked cheesy pasta dish, this recipe ...

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Quick Chicken and Barley Stew

This chicken stew is filled with good-for-you vegetables and whole grains. Perfect for those first cool nights of autumn, this savory and satisfying stew tastes like it simmered for hours on the stovetop. It will actually take you just thirty minutes to have these bowls of goodness, at just 469 calories a serving, on the family supper table, which makes it ...

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Black-Eyed Pea Fritter Sandwiches with Slaw

Black-eyed peas stand in for chickpeas in this Southern spin on falafel. To save on prep time, look for pre-shredded bagged red cabbage and matchstick carrots in the produce section of your grocery store before giving them a citrus and white wine vinegar bite (with a little honey to balance it). Tuck the crunchy red cabbage slaw into the pita bread, or ...

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