Fall is officially here, which means it’s time to cover up the grill and fire up the stove and oven. In other words — it’s the season of comfort food. From hearty chilis to zesty soups and casseroles, there’s nothing that brings family and friends together like a good meal. With Green Valley, we know that delicious, healthy and wholesome comfort food is the best combination. By using our organic, non-GMO beans and vegetables, bringing the taste of your favorite nostalgic foods to the table is simple! Enjoying your favorite recipes and discovering new ones is even more satisfying when cooking with beans and vegetables responsibly grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or chemicals. Curl up on the couch or gather around the table to dig into some of these mouthwatering comfort food recipes.
Quick Red Kidney Bean Chili
A warm bowl of chili is the perfect remedy for a cold autumn day. The best part is, you can create it at home using ingredients you already have in your pantry in just under half an hour. Let Green Valley organic dark red kidney beans be the star of this comfort food favorite. Our organic dark red kidney beans are high in fiber, antioxidants and protein — so you can feel good about feeding your family these plump, flavorful beans.
Green Bean Casserole
Green bean casserole isn’t just for Thanksgiving. This creamy dish brings you the flavors of the holiday season any day of the week, using the classic trifecta of green beans, cream of mushroom soup and crispy fried onions on top. Use Green Valley organic cut green beans to add organic, wholesome goodness to this family dish. Our organic cut green beans are packed at the peak of freshness cut into bite-sized lengths for a tender-crisp texture and mild fresh flavor.
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Cheesy, creamy and filling — what’s not to like? This autumnal spin on macaroni and cheese will become an instant fall must-make dish. Use Green Valley organic pumpkin to make this meal even more tasty. Our organic pumpkin is grown and harvested in the USA by our family of farmers and packed with vitamin A — so don’t be afraid to go back for seconds.
Italian Minestrone Soup
Chilly fall nights are no match for a piping hot bowl of soup. Rather than reaching for a can of processed pre-made soup, why not make it from scratch with wholesome, organic ingredients? This Italian minestrone recipe features a heavenly combination of flavors — from al dente elbow pasta, to a variety of beans and vegetables including kidney beans, green beans, crushed tomatoes, celery and more.
Loaded Mashed Potato Bowls
Mashed potatoes are a crowd-pleaser in many households, but did you know this side can easily be enhanced to include a rainbow of organic beans and vegetables? Prepare your loaded mashed potatoes by adding protein of your choice with a variety of toppings including cheese, peppers, and Green Valley organic whole kernel corn and organic black beans. By choosing organic beans and veggies, you are choosing optimal flavor and color for a truly exciting dinner experience.
Mini Pumpkin Pies
Who can forget about dessert? Nothing says fall like the flavors and aromas of homemade pumpkin pie. Add a sweet treat to the end of every meal with these deliciously sweet mini pumpkin pies. Green Valley organic pumpkin is the perfect ingredient to making these treats even sweeter, because you know your family is receiving organic, wholesome nutrients like vitamin A and fiber. Top your pies with whipped cream and cinnamon for even more fall flavor.