Better Homes and Gardens January 2012 Recipes

Check out our newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens magazine: healthy dinners from Ellie Krieger, a budget-friendly dinner, and recipes to kick off a new year!

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Butternut Squash Risotto

    Nutritionist Ellie Krieger's Butternut Squash Risotto gets its velvety texture from the squash and short-grain rice, not butter.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   40 mins 
Sesame Chicken with Broccoli Stir-Fry

    A Chinese restaurant favorite, sesame chicken "hits the spot in terms of feeling indulgent, but this version is so much healthier because I add a generous amount of broccoli and serve it with fiber-rich brown rice," cookbook author Ellie Krieger says.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Marinate   20 mins 
Cook   15 mins 
Open-Face Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

    TV personality Ellie Krieger makes even the much-loved Philly-style cheesesteak sandwich healthier by starting with a lean cut of beef. "By serving them open-face with a light cheese sauce and lean meat, you can cut calories down to a third of the typical sandwich."

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   16 mins 
Minestrone Soup

    Minestrone is the quintessential vegetable soup, already healthful. Nutritionist Ellie Krieger pairs the soup with a good-for-you panini filled with arugula, part-skim mozzarella, and a touch of prosciutto.

Serving size: 6 servings plus leftovers
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   32 mins 
Green Salad with White Beans, Apples, and Walnuts

    This protein-packed salad from cookbook author Ellie Krieger could be dinner in itself.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Onions

    For $1 per serving, these pork chops are delicious with this onion sauce spooned over and fresh steamed green beans served on the side.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   10 mins 
Vegetable-Loaded Pasta Bake

    This hearty casserole features cauliflower, carrots, celery, kale, peas, and corn, but you can substitute with your favorite veggies.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Bake   40 mins  350° 
Baked Asiago Hummus

    For a warm twist on hummus, try this creative dip. Rosemary, sesame oil, and garlic add a punch of flavor.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
Bake   8 mins  450°F 

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