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16 Filling Meals For Vegetable Cravings

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Fall might mean tucking into slow-cooked, comforting carbs willy nilly, but after bowls of hearty stews and creamy casseroles, it’s the thought of vegetables that makes my mouth salivate. I dream of crispy carrots, spicy arugula, and tender beets; of kale salads piled high with nutty squash and cauliflower; and of bitter, just-barely-cooked broccoli rabe. I crave vegetables to cut through the heaviness of the food we eat to warm us up in cold, dark months.

In anticipation of the platters of potatoes, turkey, and pies we’ll enjoy in just a few short weeks, here are some of our best vegetable dishes to fill you up—without weighing you down.

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Craving Vegetables *With* your meal

Broccoli Rabe Goma-ae
Broccoli Rabe Goma-ae
Turmeric-Roasted Carrots with Seeds
Turmeric-Roasted Carrots with Seeds
Spice-Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Tahini Drizzle
Spice-Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Tahini Drizzle
Martha Stewart's Sweet Potato, Celery, and Apple Salad

Martha Stewart's Sweet Potato, Celery, and Apple Salad by Genius Recipes

Joshua McFadden's Bitter Greens Salad with Melted Cheese

Joshua McFadden's Bitter Greens Salad with Melted Cheese by Genius Recipes

Roasted Root Vegetables with Cider Vinaigrette
Roasted Root Vegetables with Cider Vinaigrette
Shaved Broccoli Stalk Salad with Soft Feta & Golden Raisins
Shaved Broccoli Stalk Salad with Soft Feta & Golden Raisins

Craving Vegetables *For* Your Meal

Stuffed Zucchini with Freekeh Pilaf and Currants

Stuffed Zucchini with Freekeh Pilaf and Currants by Gena Hamshaw

Dan Barber's Cauliflower Steaks with Cauliflower Purée

Dan Barber's Cauliflower Steaks with Cauliflower Purée by Genius Recipes

Lemony Gumbo Z’herbes
Lemony Gumbo Z’herbes
Farro Gratin With Brussels Sprouts
Farro Gratin With Brussels Sprouts
Spiced Chickpeas with Wilted Kale and Roasted Carrots
Spiced Chickpeas with Wilted Kale and Roasted Carrots
Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto and Burrata

Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto and Burrata by Josh Cohen

Autumn Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette

Autumn Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette by Ali Slagle

Olive Oil-Braised Broccoli Rabe
Olive Oil-Braised Broccoli Rabe
Sri Lankan Kale Mallung
Sri Lankan Kale Mallung

How do you incorporate vegetables in your fall meals? Tell us your favorites in the comments!