Adding vegetables to every meal is important to a balanced diet. Here are 15 easy vegetable recipes that add in color and nutrients to every dish!

One of the biggest hang ups Ben and I had when we first started dating was the he thought I lacked vegetables in my cooking. Okay, fair. I’m a Czech girl – we subsisted on meat and potatoes for eons. Adding in other colors was a feat. Not that I didn’t like veggies, but I just went with what was easy.

But adding in vegetables to dishes became much easier the more I did it. Whether you’re looking for an easy side dish like the sweet and spicy gochujang and bacon carrots, or this super easy vegetable soup recipe in the potato leek soup, which is vegetarian and can be made vegan friendly – veggies are great ways to boost your nutrient counts and stay full for longer.

Some of my favorites in this round up are the 5 minute garden salsa which I put to use every summer with my overabundance of tomatoes. It’s done in a food processor, so easy! Then there is the asparagus and egg avocado toast. It’s taking avocado toast to a new level, especially with homemade sourdough.

Roasted squash with a wooden tray and nuts on top

Harissa Roasted Butternut Squash with Dates

This recipe is Whole30 compliant, packed with fiber, healthy fats, and jammed with warm flavors like harissa and cinnamon.

Sweet and Spicy Gochujang and Bacon Carrots in cast iron skillet

Sweet and Spicy Gochujang and Bacon Carrots

Sweet and spicy gochujang and bacon carrots are an excellent side dish to any meal, with fresh garlic, ginger and crispy bacon! Made all in one skillet means no added dishes for you either!

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Delicata Squash

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Delicata Squash

This easy 30 minutes side dish is a perfect sidekick to any meal! Garlic parmesan crusted delicata squash is super fast, and there is hardly any prep required!

Fresh Garden Salsa in bowl with tortilla chips

5-Minute Fresh Garden Salsa

This chunky, garden-fresh salsa is the best way to use homegrown tomatoes!

Asparagus and Egg Avocado Toast

This is a complete breakfast in one slice of toast. With roasted asparagus, sliced egg and avocado with a dollop of dijon mustard this asparagus and egg avocado toast is a heck of a way to begin your day. Or even happy hour.

Potato Spinach and Cheddar Quiche close up overhead on white distressed background and wire rack

Potato Spinach and Cheddar Quiche

This potato spinach and cheddar quiche is quick and easy for a fabulous brunch using leftover ingredients to boot!

Oil Free Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins - The perfect breakfast or dessert?

Oil Free Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Are these oil free double chocolate chip zucchini muffins breakfast or dessert? You decide! Filled with vegetables for a healthier muffin.

Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

Impossibly crispy, and utterly kid friendly, these crispy baked zucchini fries are a hit with everyone. And don’t forget to serve them with marinara for dipping!

Overhead shot of Skillet Roasted Broccoli and Sausage with Polenta on rustic plate

Skillet Roasted Broccoli and Sausage with Polenta

This rustic dinner is hearty, filling, and absolutely packed with flavor.

Roasted baby potatoes in white enamel skillet with lemon slice and fresh dill

Easy Roasted Potatoes with Lemon and Dill

Fresh and easy roasted potatoes with lemon and dill are a great side dish for a weeknight meal, or alongside any protein!

Overhead view of skewers of roasted vegetables

Tabasco Grilled Veggie Skewers

Perfect for packing in the vegetables, these Tabasco Grilled Veggie Skewers are spicy, smoky and full of summer flavor. Even your kids will get after these vegetables!

Vegetarian Potato Leek and White Bean Soup

Creamy Vegetarian Potato Leek and White Bean Soup

With winter coming, make a delicious creamy vegetarian potato leek and white bean soup to keep you warm! Gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian, this will keep you warm and satisfied all winter long!

How-To :: Make the Perfect Baked Potato

There is something special about the humble baked potato! See how to get the perfect fluffy inside in this baked potato recipe, every time! What Happens When Bloggers Invade Potato Country? 12 bloggers, one state, 2 chefs, lots of cameras and one famous tuber – This is our story, The Real World :: Bloggers do

Portobella Mushroom Au Jus Sandwiches

Vegetarian Portabella Mushroom Au Jus Sandwiches

Hearty Portabella mushrooms gives these a meaty texture without having meat in them.  And butter caramelized onions make these ultra decadent, especially when you melt white cheddar cheese on top.

Dukkah Roasted Veggie Pilaf Bowls - Nourishing Superfood Bowls - Paleo and Vegan options! All Gluten Free!

Dukkah Roasted Veggie Pilaf Bowl

This is your one stop shop for a jazzy meatless Monday meal, with African spices and veggies galore! This Dukkah roasted veggie pilaf bowl is done in 30 minutes, serves a whole family, and is gluten free, vegetarian, and has paleo and vegan options to make it suit your dietary needs!

Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies

An all in one sheet pan dinner, this Sheet Pan Flank Steak and Veggies will serve the whole family with three veggies and a great seared flank steak that is perfectly cooked!

FINE! There are 16 here in this round up! But are we really complaining? ha!