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27 Of The Most Delicious Things You Can Do To Vegetables

Nobody puts these babies in the corner (of their plates).

1. Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese

Restoring broccoli's good name. Recipe here.

2. Creamed Kale

For those still uninitiated to the wild world of kale, a little cream never hurt. (Sub in coconut milk and voila! Paleo.) Recipe here.

3. Homemade Tater Tots

Love a good tot. Recipe here.

4. Spicy Roasted Bok Choy

Bok choy: So hot right now. Recipe here.

5. Brown Butter Sweet Potato Alfredo

I think I just found my soulmate. Recipe here.

6. Asian-Style Sesame and Garlic Green Beans

Fifteen minutes to heaven. Recipe here.

7. Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin

8. Perfect Sauteed Mushrooms

Nothing fancy, just perfect. Recipe here.

9. Garlic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Add to anything. Anything you want to be more delicious, that is. Recipe here.

10. Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Sauce

Appetizer, side dish, your entire meal: Whichever you prefer. Recipe here.

11. Tomato Cobbler

When you say "Cobbler" I say... nothing. I'm eating the cobbler. Recipe here.

12. Extra Crispy Oven Baked French Fries

LOL, did you think I wasn't going to mention fries? Silly you. Recipe here.

13. Kolhrabi Carrot Fritters with Avocado Cream Sauce

See, kohlrabi can be used for more than just coleslaw! Recipe here.

14. Baked Parmesan Zucchini "Fries"


Recipe here.

15. Authentic Greek Tzatziki

There are cucumbers hiding in that pot of creamy goodness. Recipe here.

16. Vegan Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Chile Peppers

If you need to convince yourself to eat vegetables, piling mac 'n' cheese on top of them isn't a bad method. Recipe here.

17. Julia Child's Eggplant Pizzas (Tranches d'aubergine á l'italienne)

Don't ask questions. Just start cooking. Recipe here.

18. Orecchiette with Rapini and Goat Cheese

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BTW, rapini is just a fancy way of saying broccoli rabe. Recipe here.

19. Creamed Peas and Onions

20. Maple-Glazed Carrots

Did you know that carrots pair perfectly with butter? They do. Recipe here.

21. Fried Artichoke Hearts with Tartar Sauce

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If you can't beat 'em, fry 'em. Recipe here.

22. Asparagus Gruyere Tart

23. Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas

Totally works as a main, too. Recipe here.

24. Spinach, Feta, and Potato Gratin

Popeye would approve. Recipe here.

25. Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing

Don't believe the hype: It's still grilling season. Recipe here.

26. Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

If there's anything I've learned in my life, it's that all vegetables taste better with pasta. Recipe here.

27. Sweet Corn Bacon Ice Cream with Cacao Nibs

Not a side dish, I know, but still. Recipe here.