Steaming Recipes

Keep your vegetables tasting fresh-picked and your seafood tender with these healthy steaming recipes.

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Herbed Veggie Mix-Up

A simple treatment of mixed herbs and seasonings brings out the best in this colorful medley of vegetables.—Marie Forte Raritan, New Jersey

Tangy Broccoli with Peanuts

"My mother-in-law always made this side for special occasions," says Susan Riley from Allen, Texas. "It may sound unique, but...


Herb-Buttered Green Beans

Dishes don't have to be elaborate in order to be delicious. Rosemary, basil, oregano and parsley season green beans for...


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...

Celebration Green Beans

“My husband loves green beans, and really likes this recipe. It's a nice change from a regular green bean casserole!”


Swiss Angel Hair ‘n’ Asparagus

I found this recipe in an old community cookbook that I paid 50 cents for at a garage sale! My...

Colorful Green Bean Medley

With its bright colors, this veggie side makes a pretty partner for all kinds of meat entrees.
Elke Rose...


Sesame Vegetables

When I go out to my garden in summer to "pick" dinner, my family knows I plan to fix this...


Garlic Green Bean Bundles

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


Garlic Broccoli Pasta

"This recipe takes under a half-hour to fix and makes a great weeknight entree or side dish," suggests Michele Thompson...

Garlic Cauliflower

Teri Anne Finnerty of Marshalltown, Iowa shares this no-fuss way to jazz up cauliflower...or most any vegetable. "A friend used...


Baked Vegetable Medley

If you get all the chopping done the night before, it’s smooth sailing when company arrives the next day. “Just...


Mushroom Green Beans

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


Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

This tasty side dish is seasoned with herbs and butter. Just tuck the foil packet beside any meat you happen...


Sweet Onion Blossom

"Using fresh asparagus from my garden, I created this side dish for lunch one day...and was delighted by the unusual...

Artichokes and Green Beans

This easy and elegant treatment for vegetables complements a variety of main courses. "Whenever I make it, someone always asks...


Honey Cashew Green Beans

Folks always comment how tasty this dish is with home-grown beans.


Steamed Broccoli

I first tried this sunny side dish because it seemed to be a fresh, nutritious and easy combination. Now it's...


Broccoli with Walnuts and Cherries

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


Vegetable Swiss Casserole

With four different vegetables, this creamy and comforting casserole has something for everyone. It's easy to double the recipe when...


Gingered Carrots ‘n’ Parsnips

Guests at my holiday table are surprised to hear that this tasty side dish has just five ingredients.


Savory Green Beans with Mushrooms

When we have family get-togethers, this is the dish I'm always asked to bring.


Broccoli with Roasted Red Peppers

Here's an easy and appetizing way to dress up broccoli. Our Test Kitchen staff teamed up that garden-fresh vegetable with...

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Salsa Squash

"You can't beat this combination of sweet squash, zippy salsa and eye-catching orange color for a deliciously different and fun...


Steamed Lemon Broccoli

I first tried this sunny side dish because it seemed to be a fresh, nutritious and easy combination. Now it's...


Homemade Pierogi

Pierogi, dumplings stuffed with a filling, make for a wonderful change-of-pace side dish. —Diane Gawrys, Manchester, Tennessee


Cauliflower with Mushroom-Almond Sauce

The roots of Elinor Levine's recipe go back a generation. "It was the dish my mother always made for my...


Green Beans with Mushrooms

This is a tried-and-true favorite! After I first tried this recipe, my family liked it so much they requested it...


Steamed Kale

With this good-for-you steamed kale, it's easy to eat healthy and get out of the kitchen quick. A wonderful accompaniment...