Category Archives: SIDE DISHES

Asparagus-Vinaigrette

Asparagus-Vinaigrette is an easy and quick (30) minute recipe for an Italian-style side. This would work well for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and/or Easter holiday menus. Vegetables Include: Asparagus, peas, sugar-snap peas and shallots which are boiled and then sauteed and served with a made from scratch tarragon vinaigrette and crumbled bacon. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Asparagus-Vinaigrette will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

3 quarts water
2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
(1-1/2 lbs) fresh asparagus, trimmed, halved crosswise
(1 lb) fresh or frozen sugar-snap peas, thawed
5 center-cut bacon slices
3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped shallots
2 Tbsp tarragon vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp lemon zest

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is an easy option for a delicious and quick (1) hour total time vegetable side recipe. Suggested Uses: For Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays. Ingredients include: Cauliflower florets, bell peppers, corn, cream cheese, parsley, shredded cheese and Parmesan cheese. It is an oven-baked casserole which is both creamy and cheesy. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

7 cups small cauliflower florets
1 cup frozen corn
1 (8 oz) bar cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
20 round crackers (such as Ritz), coarsely crushed
1 cup shredded Mexican-style Four Cheese blend
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Indian-Style Salad

Indian-Style Salad is a delicious,easy and quick (25) minute recipe for a spicy vegetable side. Ingredients include: radishes, cucumber, tomatoes, onions, lime juice, apple and hot chiles. It is well-seasoned with cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and crushed red pepper. This is also a very-healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol (0mg), low sodium, low sugars (<1g), low carbohydrates, low saturated fat (0mg), heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (1 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Serving Size: (1-1/3) cups per serving. Indian-Style Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.indian-style salad

Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup quartered radishes
1 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4to5 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tsp roasted ground cumin
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
3 Persian cucumbers, (halved lengthwise;
then cut crosswise into 1/4″ slices)

1 Honeycrisp apple,
cored & finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 serrano chile, finely diced (about 1 Tbsp)

Spinach-Arugula Salad

Spinach-Arugula Salad is a quick (10) minute recipe for an Italian-style salad, which includes a delicious, creamy Parmesan dressing. Ingredients include: Fresh spinach, arugula and shredded turnips. Dressing Ingredients: Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. It is well-seasoned and takes only (10) minutes total time. Use it as a side or a light meal. This is also a low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low sodium, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings with a (1-1/3) cup serving size. Spinach-Arugula Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Total Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

6 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup canola mayonnaise
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 cups baby spinach leaves
4 cups baby arugula leaves
3/4 cup matchstick-cut or shredded turnips, divided

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole is an easy to prepare slow cooker recipe for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner options. It takes only (20) minutes to prepare and (3) hours to cook. Spare the space in your oven for other items and try this delicious casserole. Ingredients include: Sweet Potatoes, brown sugar, butter, pecans, marshmallows and is well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (12) servings. Sweet Potato Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.sweet-potato-casserole

Equipment Needed: 5-6 Quart Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 3 Hours.
Total Time: 3Hours-20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:
(3 lbs) sweet potatoes, peeled, diced (1/2″)
2 Tbsp light brown sugar
3 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans