Steaming Recipes

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Dill Green Beans

I love this healthful alternative to salty munchies like potato chips. The steamed beans are addictive and easy. —Allison Gray, Freeport, Maine

Grape Leather

Instead of giving your kids packaged fruit snacks, offer them fruit leather! This nutritious treat keeps in a sealed bag...


Lemon Broccoli with Garlic

“This easy recipe is a great way to use up leftover broccoli. That’s what Mom did, and I tend to...


No-Knead Ciabatta

Ciabatta means slipper in Italian and the loaf resembles a well-worn slipper. This artisan bread has a firm, crispy crust...


Foil-Pack Vegetables

These grill-friendly veggies make it a cinch to offer a healthful variety of produce in one dish. Their robust flavors...

Garlic Green Bean Medley

“This is one of my favorite ways to cook green beans. Everyone loves it!” —Nancy Daugherty, Cortland, Ohio


Green Beans Provencale

Garlic, tomatoes and olive oil are wonderful ingredients often found in Southern French cooking. In this dish, they complement the...

Herby Pea Salad

We love spring vegetables. One Mother's Day I came up with this flavorful green salad that everyone enjoyed. You could...


Carrot Bean Salad

"My husband and I spend most summer days working in our gardens, so I like dinner dishes that are healthy...


Onions on the Grill

It's almost hard to believe that such a satisfying side dish can be so easy to make. This recipe calls...


Grilled Garden Veggies

This nicely seasoned veggies medley offers a wonderful taste of summer. The dish is also on the lighter side, so...

Mushroom Green Beans

In Duluth, Georgia, Mary Buhl dresses up green beans and mushrooms in a snap. She sparks the fresh taste of...


Sesame Broccoli

“This tasty broccoli dish has become a favorite at our house,” Janice Cawman says from Yakima, Washington. “It’s quick, easy...


Green Beans with Tomato Sauce

As an alternative to green bean casserole, serve up a saucy Italian side dish sporting festive red and green colors....


Lemon Green Beans

Delicately seasoned with lemon and dill, these tender green beans from Kara Lee Helminak of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin taste fresh...


Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Crisp asparagus is topped with soy sauce and sesame seeds in this delightful dish our Test Kitchen shares.

Artichokes with Lemon-Mint Dressing

The light green, fresh-tasting dressing is the perfect accompaniment for steamed artichokes. CW's test kitchen staff liked the dip so...


Sesame-Soy Broccoli Florets

“We love to eat healthy, and this recipe has an Asian flare with a touch of sweetness that’s sure to...


Spring Asparagus Tomato Salad

"This refreshing salad is one of the first requests from my family as soon as the spring asparagus is on...


Three-Vegetable Pasta Sauce

In an effort to sneak vegetables into my family’s food, I created this zesty sauce of cauliflowerets, baby spinach and...


Italian Broccoli

I have been making this dish for years. It is a great way to dress up broccoli, a colorful side...


Sesame Steamed Zucchini

Here’s a super-simple way to dress up zucchini from Wanda Penton of Franklinton, Louisiana. Asian flavor and sesame seed crunch...


Pasta Primavera with Soy Cream Sauce

“I invented this recipe so I could have a low-fat 'cream sauce', says Amber Rife of Columbus, Ohio. She adds,...


Peachy Green Beans

Apricot preserves lend a sweet flavor to tender green beans, while cayenne pepper gives this side a slight kick. Lisa...

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Broccoli with Walnuts and Cherries

“Power foods—broccoli, walnuts and cherries—star in this delicious, easy recipe.” Joan Ranzini - Waynesboro, Virginia


Red Pepper Bean Medley

“It’s nice to eat light now that spring is in the air,” notes Louise Watkins in Long Key, Florida. Her...


Garlic Green Bean Bundles

Joyce Turley of Slaughters, Kentucky shared a presentation for fresh green beans that is so pretty, it could serve as...


Asparagus ‘n’ Vinaigrette

"Living in the Midwest, we anticipate spring treats like fresh asparagus all winter long," affirms Mickey Kelly, Burnsville, Minnesota. "Our...


Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Honey

Sweet potato wedges are seasoned to please in this savory side dish from Gay Nel Nicholas of Henderson, Texas. "My...


Vinaigrette Vegetables

—Mary Buhl, Duluth, Georgia