9 Creative and Delicious Ways to Prepare Veggies

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired June 16, 2016

Vegetables: they’re good for you, but aren’t always the most popular dish on the table. Here are nine flavorful veggie recipes that will make everyone beg for seconds!

No. 1: Cheesy Broccoli Rabe (Rapini con Cacio e Pepe)

Rach parboils her broccoli rabe, then sautees it in butter and olive oil. She adds lots of pepper, then when she plates it, she tops it with tons of shredded pecorino cheese.

No. 2: Haricots Frites with Sriracha Ketchup

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For this super easy veggie, just roast green beans and coat in a homemade sriracha ketchup!

No. 4: Noodle Bowls With Green Veggies

This vegan dish is an excellent way to get your family to eat their veggies. Rach sautees up beautiful green peas and fava beans with green onion, garlic, ginger and other delicious ingredients, then tosses with udon noodles.

No. 4: Kitchen Twins' Pea Pancakes with Guacamole and Pea Shoots

These light and healthy mini pancakes feature peas as well as healthy guac and pea shoots on top!

No. 5: Ratatouille Lasagna

This gluten-free take on lasagna features grilled or roasted vegetables instead of pasta. Rach layers her veggies with ricotta mixed with a parsley and walnut pesto. No one will miss the gluten in this dish!

No. 6: Broccoli and Blue on Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

Rach calls this recipe a “steakhouse recipe without the steak.” She makes mashed potatoes and parsnips loaded with crème fraiche and horseradish, then tops with a homemade mushroom gravy with broccolini, and finishes with blue cheese crumbles.

No. 7: The Kitchen Twins' Broccoli 'Stars'

Twin girls came up with this clever method for using broccoli stumps. They just slice them up thin and bake them off with olive oil and a pinch of salt!

No. 8: Three-Cheese Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

This is basically a mac and cheese with lots of brussels sprouts leaves, so there is less reason to feel guilty about the carbs! Rach kicks it up a notch in the cheese department, however, using mouthwatering Fontina Val’dosta, Parmigiano Reggiano and Gorgonzola Dolce. She tops with brown butter sage breadcrumbs and crispy sage leaves for the grand finale.

No. 9: Marc Murphy's Zucchini, Pecorino, and Mint Salad

This creative salad features zucchini cut into spaghetti-like strands tossed with a dressing of olive oil, lemon and mint and topped with shaved pecorino.

What veggie do you have trouble getting your family to eat? Share below.

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