Quick Vegetable Recipes ♥ Five-Minute Recipes

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If you love vegetables (or just want to eat more vegetables), you're going to love A Veggie Venture! If you're short on time, you'll love this collection of five-minute vegetable recipes!

Because, oh man, it's #MyPainToo. This is the situation, right? We scramble to get a reasonable dinner on the table at a reasonable time while in a reasonable mood. It's already been a long day when, whoops, we realize: no salad, no vegetable. That's why I've collected all my quick vegetable recipes, the ones which take no more than five minutes of hands-on time to prep.

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About This Collection of Five-Minute Vegetable Recipes
(We Do Have Five Minutes, Right?)

Every single vegetable recipe in this recipe collection is prepped in five minutes.
Three dozen recipes are ready for the table in five minutes flat! Those recipes are tagged 5min/5min.
The remaining recipes do take longer to get to the table, maybe ten minutes, maybe 24 hours, depending. They're tagged 5min/10 or 5min/24hrs, say.
Each recipe's hands-on time and time-to-table are right here on this page, no clicking through trying to figure it out.

But In General, How To "Create" Quick Vegetable Recipes

TO SAVE PREP TIME Stock up on fresh vegetables that required little trimming and cutting. Think eggplant and tomatoes versus butternut squash and leeks.
FOR ZERO PREP WORK Keep "convenience vegetables" on hand for serving at the last minute. For frozen vegetables, think bell peppers, corn, green beans and spinach, say. For fresh vegetables, think bags of arugula, cabbage, salad greens, sugar snap peas and snowpeas, say.
FOR ZERO COOKING TIME Stock up on fresh vegetables that are eaten raw. Think cucumbers and tomatoes versus potatoes and sweet potatoes.
TO TIME-SHIFT THE COOKING TIME Meal prep vegetables ahead of time, then use them later in different sides and salads. Think asparagus and beets and roasted vegetables versus leafy greens and .
Collect recipes that cook quickly, a microwave helps (here are my Microwave Vegetable Recipes), so does a quick sauté.

So enjoy a quick browse, then a quick cook. With any luck, this list will become your go-to place for the very best fast vegetable recipes! ~ Alanna

PS And if "quick meals" are your speed, check out Quick Supper Recipes from Kitchen Parade, my food column, where "quick supper" means easy on the clock, the budget, the waistline and the dishwasher!

Apple Cider Vinaigrette 5min/24hrs – WW0 – PP0 – SP1 – FS1 – NetCarb4
Five-Minute Homemade Cocktail Sauce 5min/5min – WW1 – NetCarb4
German Salad Dressing 5min/5min – WW0 – NetCarb2
How to Cook Quinoa for Meal Prep 5min/45min – WW2 – PP2 – SP3 – FS0 – NetCarb17
How to Roast Garlic 5min/60min
Perfect Stovetop Brown Rice 5min/45min – WW2 – NetCarb23

Artichoke & Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 5min/10min – WW6
How to Cook Artichokes in the Microwave 3min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb6

Simple Arugula Salad 5min/5min – WW0 – NetCarb1

Some vegetable recipes are "quick" because the vegetables are cooked ahead of time, that's such smart meal prep! Those recipes are marked with a . For asparagus, I usually cook a pound or two in the microwave.

Asparagus with Creamy Mustard Dip 5min/5min – WW1/WW2
Asparagus with Dip 2min/2min – WW1 – NetCarb3
Asparagus with Pimenton 5min/15min – WW0 – NetCarb2
Ginger Asparagus 5min/10min – WW0 – NetCarb2
How to Microwave Asparagus 5min/10min – WW0 – PP1 – SP1 – NetCarb2
Leeks & Asparagus 5min/15min – WW1
Lemon Asparagus 5min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb3
Roasted Asparagus with Anise 5min/30min – WW1 – NetCarb3
Roasted Asparagus with Feta 5min/30min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb3

Some vegetable recipes are "quick" because the vegetables are cooked ahead of time, that's such smart meal prep! Those recipes are marked with a . For beets, I usually roast several beets at a time in the oven.

My Favorite Way to Roast Beets
My Favorite New Way to Roast Beets 5min/2hrs – WW0 – PP0 – SP2 – FS0 – NetCarb8
How to Make a Roasted Beet Salad 5min/5min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb7

Baked Beets 5min/60-90min – WW0/WW1 - NetCarb8
Beets with Feta 5min/5min – WW1
Beet Smoothies 5min/5min – WW1/2 – PP2/3 – NetCarb13/17
King Hill Farms Simple & Sublime Beets 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb3
Microwave Beets 5min/20min-30min – WW0 - NetCarb8
Pickled Beet Salad with Fresh Blueberries & Mint 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – SP2 – NetCarb9
Raw Beet Sandwiches 5min/5min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb13
Roasted Beets with Balsamic Vinegar 5min/65-95min – WW1

Some vegetable recipes are "quick" because the vegetables are cooked ahead of time, that's such smart meal prep! Those recipes are marked with a . For bell peppers, I usually roast a bunch of bell peppers in the oven but I also rely on jars of roasted peppers or, for one or two, grabbing a few strips from the grocery store olive bar. Frozen peppers? Not bad!

How to Roast Peppers in the Oven
How to Roast a Pepper on a Gas Stove 1min/20min

Balsamic Peppers 5min/12min – WW1 – NetCarb8
Artichoke & Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 5min/10min – WW6

Braised Shanghai Bok Choy 5min/35min – WW1 – NetCarb9

How To Steam Broccoli (Step-by-Step Photos)

Asian Broccoli in the Microwave 5min/15min – WW0 – PP1 – NetCarb3
Sautéed Broccoli Coleslaw 5min/15min – WW0
Broccoli with Ginger & Garlic 5min/12min – WW1 – NetCarb4
Broccoli with Rice Wine & Oyster Sauce 5min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb4
Pan-Roasted Broccoli 5min/20min – WW0

BROCCOLI RAAB (aka Broccoli Rabe & Rapini)
Broccoli Rabe with Peppers 5min/10min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb4
Steamed Broccoli Rabe 5min/10min – WW0 – NetCarb8

Cabbage Roses 2min/15min – WW0 – PP1 – NetCarb5
Cabbage with Winter Pesto 5min/20min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb15
Easy Coleslaw with Blue Cheese & Apple 5min/5min – WW1/2 – PP1/2 – NetCarb9/10
Sautéed Cabbage with Dill 5min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb5
Wilted Asian Cabbage 5min/8min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb4

Butter-Simmered Carrots 5min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – NetCarb9
Carrot & Fruit Oatmeal Slump 5min/30min – WW3 – PP5 – SP8 – NetCarb36
Carrot Pudding 5min/60min – WW3 – PP4 – SP8 – NetCarb26
Chutney-Glazed Carrots 5min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – SP5 – NetCarb15
Easy-Easy Slow Cooker Honey Carrots 5min/3hrs – WW1 – PP2 – SP4 – NetCarb12

Roasted Cauliflower 5min/50min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb6

Parade-Day Gin & Tonics
Simple Braised Celery 5min/20min – WW0 – NetCarb3
Watermelon & Celery Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette 15min/15min – WW2 – PP3 – SP4 – NetCarb14

Chayote Squash 5min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb3

Quick Microwave Sweet Corn 5min/5min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb13

Lemon Mint Cucumber Water 5min/5min – WW0 - NetCarb0
Miss Jennie's Famous Benedictine Spread 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb1
Party Rye with Tomato & Cucumber 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb6

Brushed Eggplant 5min/40min – WW1
Brushed Eggplant II 5min/35min – WW1/WW0

Fiddlehead Ferns 5min/15min – WW2

Some vegetable recipes are "quick" because we rely on the convenience of frozen vegetables, that's such smart thinking! Those recipes are marked with a . I love frozen green beans, especially when fresh beans are a little wonky. And don't laugh but I'm also a huge fan of canned green beans!

Green Beans with Jalapeño Lime Butter 5min/15min – WW1
Green Beans with Lemon & Pine Nuts 5min/25min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb6
Green Beans with Onion & Almonds 5min/15min – WW2 – NetCarb5
Quick Ways to Doctor a Bag of Green Beans

Fresh Kohlrabi 5min/5min – WW0 – PP0 – NetCarb3

Leeks & Asparagus 5min/15min – WW1
No Waste Leek Stock 5min/60min – WW0

Loaded Iceberg Steaks with Homemade Thousand Island Dressing 5min/5min – WW1 – PP2 – SP3 – FS2 – NetCarb6

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms 5min/15min – WW2

Sautéed Okra & Garlic 5min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb5

Savory Oatmeal with Scallions & Soy Sauce 2min/5min – WW1 – NetCarb13

Sugar Snap Peas with Soy Sauce 5min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb6

Microwave Baked Potato 2min/20min – WW1/WW3/WW5/WW7 - NetCarb19/38/57/76
New Potatoes with Browned Butter 5min/30min – WW2 – NetCarb17
Smoked Potatoes 5min/50min – WW1 – NetCarb16
(Slooow) Baked Potatoes 5min/3hrs – WW1/WW3/WW5/WW7 – NetCarb19/38/57/76

How to Roast a Whole Pumpkin 5min/90min – WW1 – PP2 – SP2 – NetCarb25
Pumpkin Smoothies 5min/5min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb14
Tofu Pudding - Blackberry, Mango and Pumpkin 5min/5min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb18

Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothies 5min/5min – WW2/3 – PP2/4 – NetCarb9/27

Seared Radicchio 5min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb4

Finn Crisp with Laughing Cow & Radishes 5min/5min – WW1 – NetCarb11
Just-Picked Radishes & Spring Onions 5min/5min – WW0

Spinach with Nutmeg 5min/15min – WW0 – PP2 – NetCarb6

Baked Sweet Potatoes 5min/75min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb15
Delicious Microwave Sweet Potato 1min/10min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb33
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in a Slow Cooker 5min/5-10hrs – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb19
Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary & Lime Juice 5min/45min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb21

Easy-Easy Barely Roasted Zucchini & Yellow Squash 5min/30min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb2
Grilled Pattypan Squash 2min/25min – WW0
Simple Pattypan Squash with Squash Blossoms 5min/15min – WW0 - NetCarb2
Simple Zucchini Ribbon Salad 15min/15min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb4
Zucchini with Tomatoes & Cheddar 5min/10min – WW1

Miso Soup 5min/25min – WW1 – NetCarb4
Tofu Pudding - Blackberry, Mango and Pumpkin 5min/5min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb18

Some vegetable recipes are "quick" because the vegetables are cooked ahead of time, that's such smart meal prep! Those recipes are marked with a . For tomatoes, I'm partial to Slow-Roasted Tomatoes.

Cooked Tomatoes
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes 5min/30min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb2
Broiled Tomatoes with Oregano 5min/10min – WW0
Fire-Charred Tomatoes 5min/15min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb3
Simple-As-Campbells Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup 5min/10min
Slow-Roasted Tomato Salad Dressing 5min/5min – WW0 – NetCarb0

Raw Tomatoes
Fresh Tomato with Fresh Mozzarella 5min/5min
Insalata Caprese 5min/5min – WW2 – NetCarb5
Kellogg's Breakfast Tomatoes 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb8
Party Rye with Tomato & Cucumber 5min/5min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb6
Two-Can Ten-Minute Homemade Tomato Soup 5min/10min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb7
Tomato on Rye 5min/5min – WW5
Tomato Smoothie 5min/5min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb12

Turkey & Turnip Soup 5min/5min

Sautéed Watercress 2min/3min – WW1 - NetCarb5

Acorn Squash Roasted Face Down 5min/55min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb8
Acorn Squash Roasted Face Up 5min/65min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb 19
Acorn Squash with Mustard & Honey 5min/100min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb25
Coconut Yams 5min/15min – WW3
How to Roast a Whole Butternut Squash 5min/90min
Microwave Acorn Squash 2min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb13
Roasted Delicata Squash 5min/40min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb8
Spaghetti Squash Cooked Whole 1min/90min – WW0 – PP0 – NetCarb3

Convenience Products

(including frozen vegetables and packaged soups, busy cooks' best friends)

Balsamic Peppers 5min/12min – WW1
Broccoli with Ginger & Garlic 5min/12min – WW1 - NetCarb4
Frozen Turnip Greens with Diced Turnip 5min/20min – WW1 - NetCarb1
Green Beans with Jalapeño Lime Butter 5min/15min – WW1
Green Beans with Lemon & Pine Nuts 5min/25min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb6
Green Beans with Onion & Almonds 5min/15min – WW2 - NetCarb5
Green Envy Noodles 5min/15min – WW5/WW9 - NetCarb7/8/49/88
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries: Are They Worth the Price? the Calories?
Mann's Sugar Snap Peas
Microwave “Baked” Potatoes 2min/5min – WW2
Microwave “Baked” Sweet Potato 2min/10min – WW1
Mixed Bean, Carrot & Grilled Pepper Medley 5min/10min – WW1 - NetCarb7
Product Tip: Ajvar Red Pepper & Eggplant Spread on FinnCrisp 5min/5min – WW0
Swedish Vegetables 5min/24hrs – WW0
Steamed Frozen Broccoli 2min/15min – WW0
“Stir-Fried” Frozen Vegetables 5min/10min – WW1 - NetCarb8
Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Soup 1min/2min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb14
Trader Joe's Coconut Yams 5min/15min – WW3
Trader Joe’s Fire Roasted Vegetables 5min/15min – WW2 - NetCarb4
Trader Joe’s Ginger & Carrot Soup 1min/10min
Weight Watchers Pumpkin Smoothie & Weight Watchers Mocha Smoothie 5min/5min – WW2/WW3 – PP2/4 – NetCarb11/19
Yummy Snack Cake 1min/1min - WW1/WW2 - NetCarb6/7

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