Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner #SundaySupper

Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner gives you a quick, one pan meal for busy nights or meatless meals. Cabbage, squash, onions and spinach sautéed in a light garlic basil sauce.
Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner
School is in back in session. I work at a college, so that means my summer vacation is over too! A new semester brings new faces and new appetites to the campus. I’m excited to get back into swing of things. New menu ideas with seasonally based foods like cabbage, winter squash and apples start filling the charts.
We’re always on the lookout for more vegetarian meal plans. Typically we have about a 20 percent vegetarian population on campus. On top of that, many students choose a vegetable based meal at least once per week.
I’m the same way at home. I try to make at least one meatless meal per week. Often these meals wind up being skillet dinners.
This week Sunday Supper is focusing on easy, skillet meals for busy back to school schedules. Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner let me play around with creating a meatless dinner that’s ready in under 30 minutes.
You can add cooked pasta or rice if you like. We like it straight up with just veggies!

Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner

Healthy Vegetable Skillet

Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner

Yield: serves 4 to 6


  • 4 cups cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch divided (optional)


  • Saute squash, cabbage and onions in butter and oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes until squash browns and cabbage begins to wilt.
  • Add garlic, spinach and lemon juice cook about 1 minute until spinach begins to wilt.
  • Add stock and basil. Reduce heat and simmer until cabbage is tender and sauce begins to thicken. Stir in dill. Add cornstarch 1 teaspoon at a time if necessary to thicken to desired consistency.


Omit butter and add additional oil to create a vegan version.

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Healthy Skillet Vegetable Dinner

Thank you Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake for hosting this week and Marion from Life Tastes Good for organizing this event!

Food for thought…Which vegetable is your go to star for skillet dishes? I like cabbage or zucchini ribbons. I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below!

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30 Responses to Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner #SundaySupper

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  8. Liz says:

    Mmmm….I love this veggie packed dish!!!

  9. Impressive that 20 percent of the school population is vegetarian..Almost as impressive as your mix of cabbage, spinach and squash. Love the fresh touch of dill, too =)
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  10. I love the surplus of veggies in this! What a delicious meatless meal!
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  11. Chelsey says:

    What a wonderful collection of recipes…and your veggie skillet looks sooo good! I would love to top with an egg for a little protein boost too! YUM!
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  12. I love that you try to incorporate vegetarian options at home. It’s so great to try new things and incorporate variety :) Also, LOVE that this is a one pan dish!

  13. Jessica says:

    This looks delicious, simple to make, and all in one pot! Awesome! Can’t wait to try it.

  14. Great share Cindy…we do Meatless Monday here so this recipe will come in handy.

  15. Deanna says:

    A great way to use cabbage – always looking for ideas like this!

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