Quick Vegetable Recipes

Cabbage Roses, a favorite quick vegetable - click photoFive-minute vegetables, really? Yes, really! All these vegetable recipes require no more than five minutes of hands-on prep time.

Some can be served in five-minutes flat, most within 30 minutes. So enjoy a quick browse, then a quick cook - with any luck, this list will become your go-to place for the best fast vegetable recipes. ~ Alanna





Quick Fresh Vegetables

Prep & serve fresh vegetables in Five Minutes Flat or with Five minutes of Prep, Serve in 10 - 90+ Minutes

Prep & Serve Fresh Vegetables in Five Minutes Flat
(recipes marked call for an already-cooked vegetable)

Asparagus with Creamy Mustard Dip 5min/5min – WW1/WW2
Asparagus with Dip 2min/2min – WW1 - NetCarb3
Beets with Feta 5min/5min – WW1
Fresh Kohlrabi 5min/5min – WW0
Fresh Tomato with Fresh Mozzarella 5min/5min
German Salad Dressing 5min/5min – WW0 - NetCarb2
Insalata Caprese 5min/5min – WW2 - NetCarb5
Kellogg’s Breakfast Tomatoes 5min/5min – WW0 - NetCarb8
King Hill Farms Simple & Sublime Beets 5min/5min – WW2 - NetCarb6
Lemon Mint Cucumber Water 5min/5min – WW0 - NetCarb0
Parade-Day Gin & Tonics
Quick Ears of Corn in the Microwave 3min/3min – WW0/NetCarb6
Quick Ways to Doctor a Bag of Green Beans
Sautéed Watercress 2min/3min – WW1 - NetCarb5
Simple Arugula Salad 5min/5min – WW0 - NetCarb1
Slow-Roasted Tomato Salad Dressing 5min/5min – WW0/NetCarb0
Tomato on Rye 5min/5min – WW5

Prep Fresh Vegetables in Five Minutes, Serve in 10 - 90 Minutes

10 minutes
(recipes marked call for an already-cooked vegetable)

Artichoke & Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 5min/10min – WW6
Broccoli Rabe with Peppers 5min/10min – WW1 - NetCarb4
Broccoli with Rice Wine & Oyster Sauce 5min/10min – WW1 - NetCarb4
Broiled Tomatoes with Oregano 5min/10min – WW0
Ginger Asparagus 5min/10min – WW0 - NetCarb2
How to Cook Artichokes in the Microwave 3min/10min – WW1 - NetCarb6
Microwave Acorn Squash 2min/10min – WW0 - NetCarb13
Sautéed Okra & Garlic 5min/10min – WW1 - NetCarb5
Slow-Roasted Tomato Soup 5min/10min – WW?
Steamed Broccoli Rabe 5min/10min – WW0 - NetCarb8
Sugar Snap Peas with Soy Sauce 5min/10min - WW1 - NetCarb6
Zucchini with Tomatoes & Cheddar 5min/10min – WW1
Wilted Asian Cabbage 5min/8min – WW1 - NetCarb4

15 minutes
(recipes marked call for an already-cooked vegetable)

Asian Broccoli in the Microwave 5min/15min – WW0
Asparagus with Pimenton 5min/15min – WW0 - NetCarb2
Butter-Simmered Carrots 5min/15min – WW1/WW2
Cabbage Roses 2min/15min - WW0 - NetCarb5
Chayote Squash 5min/15min – WW1/NetCarb3
Chutney-Glazed Carrots 5min/15min – WW1/WW2
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms 5min/15min – WW2
Leeks & Asparagus 5min/15min – WW1
Lemon Asparagus 5min/15min – WW1 - NetCarb3
Sautéed Broccoli Coleslaw 5min/15min – WW0
Sautéed Cabbage with Dill 5min/15min – WW1
Simple Pattypan Squash with Squash Blossoms 5min/15min – WW0 - NetCarb2

15 - 30 minutes
(recipes marked call for an already-cooked vegetable)

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes 5min/30min – WW0 - NetCarb2
Cabbage with Winter Pesto 5min/20min – WW2 - NetCarb 15
Carrot & Fruit Oatmeal Slump 5min/30min – WW3 - NetCarb37
Fiddlehead Ferns 5min/15min – WW2
Fire-Charred Tomatoes 5min/15min – WW1 – NetCarb3
Grilled Pattypan Squash 2min/25min – WW0
Microwave Beets 5min/20min-30min – WW0 - NetCarb8
Microwave Baked Potato 2min/20min – WW1/WW3/WW5/WW7 - NetCarb19/38/57/76
Miso Soup 5min/25min – WW1 - NetCarb4
New Potatoes with Browned Butter 5min/30min – WW2 - NetCarb17
Pan-Roasted Broccoli 5min/20min – WW0
Roasted Asparagus with Anise 5min/30min – WW1 - NetCarb3
Roasted Asparagus with Feta 5min/30min – WW1 - NetCarb3
Simple Braised Celery 5min/20min – WW0 - NetCarb3

30 - 60 minutes
(recipes marked call for an already-cooked vegetable)

Acorn Squash Roasted Face Down 5min/55min – WW1/NetCarb19
Braised Shanghai Bok Choy 5min/35min – WW1 - NetCarb9
Brushed Eggplant 5min/40min – WW1
Brushed Eggplant II 5min/35min – WW1/WW0
Carrot Pudding 5min-60min – WW4 - NetCarb22
No Waste Leek Stock 5min/60min – WW0
Roasted Cauliflower 5min/50min – WW2 - NetCarb3
Smoked Potatoes 5min/50min – WW1 - NetCarb16

60 - 90 minutes
(recipes marked call for an already-cooked vegetable)

Acorn Squash Roasted Face Up 5min/65min – WW1
Acorn Squash with Mustard & Honey 5min/100min – WW3/NetCarb25
Baked Beets 5min/60-90min – WW0/WW1 - NetCarb8
How to Roast a Whole Pumpkin 5min/90min – WW1 - NetCarb25
Roasted Beets with Balsamic Vinegar 5min/65-95min – WW1
Spaghetti Squash Cooked Whole 1min/70-90min – WW0 - NetCarb3

More than 90 minutes
(recipes marked call for an already-cooked vegetable)

(Slooow) Baked Potatoes 5min/3hrs – WW1/WW3/WW5/WW7 - NetCarb19/38/57/76





Convenience Products (including bags of frozen vegetables, a busy cook's 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
Golden Carrots 5min/5min – WW1
Green Beans with Jalapeño Lime Butter 5min/15min – WW1
Green Beans with Lemon & Pine Nuts 5min/25min – WW2/NetCarb6
Green Beans with Onion & Almonds 5min/15min – WW2 - NetCarb5
Green Envy Noodles 5min/15min – WW5/WW9 - NetCarb7/8/49/88
Just-Picked Radishes & Spring Onions 5min/5min – WW0
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
Quick Ways to Doctor a Bag of Green Beans
Satisfying Lunch in One Point 5min/5min – WW1
Spinach with Nutmeg 5min/15min – 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
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 - WW1/WW2 - NetCarb11/13
Yummy Snack Cake 1min/1min - WW1/WW2 - NetCarb6/7








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