Side Dishes

Smoky Bacon and Cheese Baked Sweet Potato Tots with Honey Dip

Smoky Bacon and Cheese Baked Sweet Potato Tots with Honey Dip

How do you take sweet potato tots to the next level? Easy. You add bacon.  These smoky bacon sweet potato tots are made with crispy bacon, smoked paprika and black pepper, and two types of cheese for crunchy flavor bombs. They’re easy to make and […]

Southern Style Healthy Pasta Salad

Southern Style Healthy Pasta Salad

This southern inspired healthy pasta salad brings the flavors of classic potato salad to a simple side dish for burgers, sandwiches, or as a main at your next summer cookout.  The recipe makes a giant batch of pasta salad with a great macronutrient profile. Each […]

Low Carb Cauliflower Tots

Low Carb Cauliflower Tots

Whether you need a side for burgers, an appetizer like loaded chili cheese tots, or a day starter like my breakfast tot nachos, these low carb cauliflower tots are perfect for any occasion.  And even better, they’re super easy to make and have 16 grams […]

Spicy Sesame Air Fryer Green Beans

Spicy Sesame Air Fryer Green Beans

This air fryer green beans recipe transforms frozen green beans into a spicy, flavorful side dish in about 20 minutes. If you need a simple and healthy side dish for chicken or other proteins, add this recipe to the queue.  Making Air Fryer Green Beans […]

Southwest Sweet Potato Salad

Southwest Sweet Potato Salad

Living in Arkansas where the rivers partially flow with ranch dressing, extra creamy potato salad is a defacto side dish with chicken, barbecue, and burgers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly about that life. But I wanted to mix things up and make a sweet […]

Healthy Potatoes Au Gratin

Healthy Potatoes Au Gratin

I’ll spare you a lengthy intro about the origins of potatoes au gratin because, well, I don’t really know or care where this tasty dish came from. I’m just happy to have it.  Instead, I’d like to briefly explain what makes these creamy potatoes au […]

Extra Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Extra Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Growing up in the south, hash brown casserole was a staple at family gatherings. My favorite versions always had loads of cheese inside, creating a perfect creamy crunchy contrast with the roasted Corn Flakes on top. It’s no secret, however, that cheesy hash brown casserole […]

Healthier Copycat Wingstop Fries

Healthier Copycat Wingstop Fries

Chances are if you’re reading this you’re fully aware how awesome Wingstop fries are. I can say with confidence their fries are in my top three best fries rankings. So what makes them so good? Aside from being a perfectly crispy French fry, Wingstop seasons […]

Honey Mustard Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Honey Mustard Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts seem to be a bit like pineapple on pizza, with hardly any middle ground between love and hate. Attempts to sway people to team pineapple may be futile, but I hope to sway a few people on the fence about the sprout with […]

Air Fryer Potato Chips: BBQ, Cheddar and Sour Cream, Chipotle Ranch, and Spicy Sweet Chili

Air Fryer Potato Chips: BBQ, Cheddar and Sour Cream, Chipotle Ranch, and Spicy Sweet Chili

It took plenty of charred potatoes, but I’ve finally nailed down a super fast and simple way to make amazing air fryer potato chips. Even better, I’ve figured out a handful of ways to season them to mimic classic potato chip flavors. Other than the […]