Category: Vegetable Dishes

Air Fryer Crispy Mini Potatoes

It doesn’t take long to make Air Fryer Crispy Mini Potatoes! Crispy outside, soft inside and seasoned well, they’re a great veggie side dish!
It doesn't take long to make Air Fryer Crispy Mini Potatoes! Crispy outside, soft inside and seasoned well, they're a great veggie side dish!

If you enjoy potatoes and have access to an air fryer, you’re more than likely going to LOVE these little potatoes! We sure do! They are cooked in an air fryer, which is a kitchen appliance that uses super hot circulating air to cook food, using very little oil.

The outside potato peel get all crispy and delicious, yet the inside stays fluffy and soft! These yummy little potatoes are so delicious, and the best part is they’re simple to make, and only take a few minutes to prep! Let me show you how to make this perfect side dish, which pairs well with poultry, fish, beef or pork!

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Prepping The Mini Potatoes For The Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F. for 3-4 minutes while you get the potatoes ready to cook. You can use small red or golden potatoes, but if you happen to have both kinds, USE them! Ours came already combined in a bag at our local grocery store.

My favorite way to make this recipe is using both red and gold potatoes. Try to use small potatoes, roughly about the size of a plum for this recipe (and for quickest cooking time). Clean or scrub the outside of the potatoes to remove any dirt, then dry them thoroughly. Slice each potato in half, then place the halves in a mixing bowl.

Red and gold mini potatoes are rinsed clean, then dried and cut in half before seasoning.

Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil, and then add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the potatoes. Toss the potatoes well, so they’re covered with the oil and the spices. That’s it… see how easy the prep work is? Now the mini potatoes are ready to cook!

Olive oil and seasonings are added to the bowl of halved mini potatoes.The mini potatoes have been tossed with olive oil and seasonings and are ready to cook.

Into The Air Fryer They Go!

Place the seasoned potato halves into the basket of your air fryer, trying to keep them in a single layer, if possible. Cook them at 400°F for 10 minutes, then remove the basket and stir them or give the basket a good shake.

Cook them for an additional 7-8 minutes, then check to see if they’re done. The outsides should be crispy and lightly browned. Stick a knife into a potato half. If done, the knife should easily glide into the softened insides of the potato. NOTE: If your potatoes are slightly larger in size, please be aware they may require 2-3 more minutes to finish cooking all the way through.

Seasoned mini potatoes are placed in a single layer in air fryer basket to cook.Air Fryer crispy mini potatoes are finished cooking, and are ready to serve.

Prepare Potatoes For Serving

Once done, transfer the hot air fryer crispy mini potatoes to a serving bowl. Generously squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top of the potatoes and gently stir. Sprinkle the top of the potatoes with chopped fresh parsley, and serve the potatoes immediately.

Fresh lemon juice is squeezed over the hot mini potatoes before serving.A white bowl of air fryer crispy mini potatoes garnished with parsley, ready to be eaten!

Time To Enjoy Some Air Fryer Crispy Mini Potatoes!

Wow… I think you’re going to love these little spuds! They were served (in the photo below) with Pan Seared Creole Salmon  and some of our home grown and canned green beans! What a delicious meal, and I’m not kidding… these little potatoes taste wonderful!

Salmon and green beans served on a plate with air fryer crispy mini potatoes.

I hope you have the chance to make some air fryer crispy mini potatoes soon for those you love, and trust you’ll enjoy them! Thank you so much for stopping by, and please come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a great day.

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Recipe adapted from: Delish.com

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Air Fryer Crispy Mini Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

It doesn't take long to make Air Fryer Crispy Mini Potatoes! Crispy outside, soft inside and seasoned well, they're a great veggie side dish!

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer crispy mini potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 123 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound baby potatoes (red /gold) (about 20 small potatoes), halved
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt + more if desired
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper + more if desired
  • fresh lemon juice a generous squeeze or two
  • fresh parsley chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F. for 3-4 minutes while you get potatoes ready.

  2. Clean potatoes to remove dirt, then dry. Cut potatoes in half; place in bowl.

  3. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil; add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss potatoes well, so they're covered with oil/spices.

  4. Place potatoes halves in air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook at 400°F for 10 minutes; stir potatoes or give basket a good shake. Cook potatoes 7-8 more minutes, then check to see if they're done. Stick a knife into a potato. If done, knife should easily glide in and out of the potato. NOTE: If potatoes used are larger, they may require 2-3 additional minutes to finish cooking.

  5. Transfer potatoes to serving bowl. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over them; gently stir to combine. Sprinkle with chopped parsley; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Crispy Mini Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 298mg13%
Potassium 496mg14%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 12IU0%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!It doesn't take long to make Air Fryer Crispy Mini Potatoes! Crispy outside, soft inside and seasoned well, they're a great veggie side dish!

Sweet Potato Apple Bake

You’ll love Sweet Potato Apple Bake! This yummy dish features layers of sweet potatoes, apples, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans!
You'll love Sweet Potato Apple Bake! This yummy dish features layers of sweet potatoes, apples, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans!

Today I want to share an absolutely delicious side dish! It’s a dish that requires minimal prep before it is baked to perfection. My husband and I both think it tastes like dessert, even though we enjoy it served as a side dish. It’s the best of two worlds… if you enjoy sweet potatoes and the taste of apple pie… then this dish is for YOU!

The sweet potato apple bake only takes about 10 minutes to get ready, then it bakes away the rest of the time. How easy is THAT? I really think you’re gonna love this tasty dish, so let me show you just how simple it is to prepare.

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Prepare The Sweet Potato And Apple

Before starting, preheat your oven to 350°F. It doesn’t take long to get the potatoes ready, so you want your oven preheated to save time! Peel a large sweet potato (the red skinned kind). Slice the sweet potato in half lengthwise. Cut each half into half-moon shaped pieces about ¼” thick. Separate the slices into two equal piles.

Peel the apple, then remove the seeds. Cut the apple in half from the stem down to the bottom. Cut each half into the same size half-moon shaped pieces (¼” thick). Keep the apple slices in one pile.

A large sweet potato is peeled, halved, then cut into moon shaped slices.An apple is peeled, then cut into thin slices, along with a sweet potato.

Time To Layer This Dish!

Spray or grease a 2 quart baking dish. Place the slices of HALF the sweet potato in a single layer in the dish. Evenly sprinkle the slices with ½ Tablespoon of brown sugar. Next, place ALL of the apples on top of the sweet potatoes, keeping the apple slices in a single layer, as much as possible.

Sprinkle the apple slices with ½ Tablespoon brown sugar and the cinnamon. Measure out 2 Tablespoon of chopped pecans and set them aside for later (not in the layering). Take the REMAINING chopped pecans and evenly sprinkle them over the brown sugar cinnamon apple slices.

A baking dish with bottom layer of sweet potato and brown sugar, topped with apple slices.Pecans and cinnamon are sprinkled on a layer of apple slices in baking dish.

Now add the final half of the sweet potato slices over the apples, placing them in a single layer, once again. Sprinkle the sweet potatoes with the remaining Tablespoon of brown sugar, then drizzle melted butter over the sweet potatoes.

Brown sugar is sprinkled on final layer of sweet potato slices in baking dish.Melted butter is drizzled over the sweet potatoes.

Ready To Bake

COVER THE BAKING DISH and bake at 350°F. for 35 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven, and top with the reserved 2 Tablespoons pecans (and a couple shakes of cinnamon, if desired).

Leave the lid OFF and place the dish back into the oven. Continue baking (uncovered) for an additional 30-35 minutes. When done, the sweet potatoes and apples will be lightly browned and tender. You can insert a knife into a sweet potato slice to make sure it is tender!

The sweet potato apple bake is covered with melted butter and brown sugar.Chopped pecans and cinnamon is added to the top of the dish when halfway done baking.

The Sweet Potato Apple Bake Is Ready To Enjoy!

Let the sweet potato apple bake cool for just a minute, then serve it with a favorite main course, and enjoy this amazing side dish! When I was photographing this recipe, my husband and I had just smoked a whole turkey on our Traeger grill.

We served slices of the smoked turkey with this sweet potato and apple dish, along with steamed broccoli. Even though we enjoyed this meal at the very beginning of MAY, it felt like it was THANKSGIVING! Turkey and sweet potatoes… yum! This dish would be a wonderful addition to any holiday feast!

Sweet Potato Apple Bake is golden brown and tender to the bite when done baking.A portion of the sweet potato apple bake, served with turkey slice and steamed broccoli.

I hope you have the chance to try this flavor-filled recipe, because it really does taste great. The recipe yields 4 servings, so it is also a fairly inexpensive side dish to make. Thanks for stopping by, and please come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a great day.

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Recipe adapted from the cookbook: “Southern Living Best-Loved Christmas Classics”, page 113, published in 2013 by Time Home Entertainment, Inc./Oxmoor House

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Sweet Potato Apple Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

You'll love Sweet Potato Apple Bake! This yummy dish features layers of sweet potatoes, apples, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans!

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato apple bake
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 206 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 large sweet potato (approx. 8 oz.)
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple (approx. 8 oz.)
  • 2 Tablespoons packed dark brown sugar **divided use
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • cup chopped pecans ** divided use
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray a 2 quart baking dish.

  2. Peel sweet potato; slice in half lengthwise. Slice each half into "half-moon" shaped pieces about ¼" thick. Divide slices into two equal piles. Peel apple; remove seeds. Cut apple in half from stem down to bottom. Slice each half into ¼" thick "half-moon" shaped pieces. Keep apple slices in one pile. You should have 2 piles of sweet potato (½ potato in each) and 1 pile of apple slices.

Three Layers:
  1. Layer#1: Place one pile of sweet potato slices (½ of total) in a single layer in baking dish. Evenly sprinkle slices with ½ Tablespoon brown sugar.

    Layer #2: Place ALL apple slices on top of sweet potatoes in a single layer. Sprinkle apples with ½ Tablespoon brown sugar and the cinnamon. **Measure out 2 Tablespoons from the chopped pecans - set them aside for later (not in the layering). Take REMAINING chopped pecans and sprinkle them over apples.

    Layer #3: Put remaining sweet potato slices in a single layer over apples. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, then drizzle with melted butter.

Bake:
  1. COVER baking dish; bake at 350°F for 35 minutes. Remove from oven; top with reserved 2 Tablespoons pecans (and a couple shakes of cinnamon, if desired). Place dish (uncovered) back into oven. Continue baking (uncovered) for 30-35 minutes. When done, sweet potatoes/apples will be lightly browned and tender. Insert a knife into a sweet potato slice to check for tenderness. Remove from oven; let cool for a minute, then serve.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Apple Bake
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 321mg9%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 8859IU177%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!You'll love Sweet Potato Apple Bake! This yummy dish features layers of sweet potatoes, apples, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans!

Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart

Enjoy a Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It’s yummy, and filled with caramelized onions, cheese, spinach & bacon.
Enjoy a Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It's yummy, and filled with caramelized onions, cheese, spinach & bacon.

If you’re interested in an absolutely scrumptious recipe that can do double duty as either breakfast, lunch OR dinner, may I suggest this bacon, onion and spinach tart? How convenient it is to make this tart, then have it in the fridge to enjoy the leftovers throughout the week!

Caramelized onions are the unabashed star of this dish, as their flavor and sweetness permeate every bite! Add some bacon, spinach, cheese, and eggs to the filling, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous recipe! Here’s how to make this flavor-packed bacon, onion and spinach tart.

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Prepare The Crust For The Tart

For this tart, feel free to use either a homemade pie crust OR a purchased, refrigerated rolled, flat pie crust. Roll the dough out, and fit the pie crust into a 9″ tart pan (with a removable bottom). Press the dough into the sides of the pan, then trim away excess crust from the top edge. You will want the top edge of the crust to be flush with the pan.

Use the tines of a fork to prick the dough in several places on the sides and bottom. Keep the prepared crust in the refrigerator while the filling for the tart is made.

Pie dough is placed and shaped in a tart pan, to be ready for the filling.

Cook The Bacon And Spinach

Cut 4 strips of bacon crosswise into small thin strips. I use kitchen scissors and stack the bacon strips to quickly cut the pieces. Place the bacon strips into a large non-stick skillet and cook on Medium heat, stirring often. Cook the bacon for approximately 6-8 minutes.

Add 6 cups of fresh baby spinach into the skillet with the bacon. It looks like a lot of spinach, but will greatly reduce in size as it cooks. Continue to stir and cook for 1 minute, or until the spinach has wilted. Transfer the bacon/spinach mixture out of the skillet with a slotted spoon. Place on a plate lined with paper towels, to absorb excess grease.

Strips of bacon are quickly cooked in a large skillet.Baby spinach leaves are added to the cooked bacon in a large skillet.After cooking, the bacon and spinach will be removed from the pan to cool.

Caramelize The Onions

Caramelized onions will take about 25 minutes to turn out perfect, so plan ahead! Place sliced onions, dried thyme and (part of) the salt into the same large skillet you cooked the bacon/spinach in. Turn the heat to MEDIUM, and put a lid on the skillet.

Cook the onions (covered) for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook (covered) until the onions have caramelized. They will also reduce in size as they become browned and fully cooked. The longer they cook, the more caramelized and sweeter the onions become! TIP: PREHEAT your oven while the onions are cooking!

Once the onions have caramelized, take the skillet off the heat, stir, then let them cool, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

Sliced onions, salt and thyme are placed in large skillet to cook.A lid is placed on the skillet of onions while they cook and caramelize.Once caramelized, the onions in the skillet become brown in color.

Prepare The Bacon, Onion And Spinach Tart For Baking

Now it’s time to make the filling for the Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart! In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, pepper and remaining salt until fully combined. Stir in the bacon and spinach mixture. Add the cooled caramelized onions, and stir until all ingredients are incorporated.

Carefully pour the tart filling into the prepared crust. The filling will come very close to the top of the crust. Make sure the spinach and bacon are evenly distributed in the filling. Now the bacon, onion and spinach tart is ready for baking.

Cooked bacon and spinach are added to the tarts egg filling in a large bowl.Filling for the bacon, onion and spinach tart is poured into prepared crust in a tart pan.

Bake And Broil

Bake the tart at 375°F. for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325°, and bake another 20 minutes at the lower temperature. Remove the tart from the oven and turn the oven to the BROIL setting. Sprinkle the top of the tart with shredded cheese, then place the tart about 6″ from the broiler heating element. Let it broil for 1-2 minutes, or only until the cheese has melted!. Keep an eye on it so you don’t burn the top!

Transfer the bacon, onion and spinach tart to a wire rack and let it cool about 5 minutes, before you attempt to slice and serve it.

After baking, cheese is sprinkled on top of the tart and placed under broiler to melt it.A baked bacon, onion and spinach tart cools on wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.

Slice And Serve The Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart

Carefully remove the tart rim from the tart by pushing up from the bottom to separate the tart from the metal rim. Slice the tart into 8 slices, serve, and enjoy! Keep any leftovers covered and refrigerated for up to 4-5 days.

The leftovers can be easily microwaved to reheat, which makes this delicious tart a perfect choice to enjoy again for breakfast, lunch or dinner the next day! When we had this for dinner, we enjoyed it served with fresh fruit and Pistachio Asparagus In Orange Sauce!

A slice of the bacon, onion and spinach tart is removed from the pan, for serving.Asparagus and fresh fruit are served alongside a slice of bacon, onion and spinach tart.

I really do love the versatility of this dish! The leftovers are wonderful as they hold up well taste-wise, even after being refrigerated for several days! I’m confident you’re going to enjoy this meal. Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more family friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day! 

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Recipe adapted from and printed from original source in April, 2018 at FamilyCircle.com

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Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Enjoy a Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It's yummy, and filled with caramelized onions, cheese, spinach & bacon.

Category: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon onion and cheese tart
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 258 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 refrigerated rolled pie crust or homemade
  • 4 slices bacon crosswise cut into ¼" strips
  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves
  • pounds yellow onions (about 4) cut into ¼" slices (about 6 cups total)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • cup shredded cheddar cheese or Gruyere
Instructions
Prep:
  1. Roll out dough; fit it into a 9" tart pan (with removable bottom). Press dough into sides of pan; trim away excess crust from top edge, so top of crust is flush with pan. Use fork tines to prick dough on sides and bottom. Refrigerate crust while making tart filling.

  2. Cut 4 strips of bacon crosswise into small thin strips. Place bacon strips in a large non-stick skillet. Cook on Medium heat, stirring often. Cook approx. 6-8 minutes. Add spinach. Continue to stir; cook for 1 minute, or until spinach has wilted. Transfer bacon/spinach mixture out of skillet with a slotted spoon. Place on plate lined with paper towels, to absorb excess grease. Do not clean skillet.

Caramelize Onions:
  1. Place onions, thyme and ¼ teaspoon salt into the same skillet. Turn to Medium heat; put a lid on skillet. Cook onions (covered) for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook (covered) until onions have caramelized, softened and are a rich brown color. When done, remove skillet from heat. Stir, then let them cool, uncovered, for 5 minutes. TIP: Preheat oven to 375°F. while onions are cooking.

Make Tart Filling:
  1. In large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, pepper and remaining ½ tsp. salt until combined. Stir in bacon/spinach. Add cooled onions; stir until combined. Carefully pour filling into crust, making sure spinach/onions/bacon are evenly distributed.

Time For The Oven:
  1. Bake at 375°F. for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325°, and bake another 20 minutes at lower temperature. Remove tart from oven, and turn oven to BROIL setting. Sprinkle top of tart with shredded cheese. Place tart about 6" from broiler heating element. Let it broil for 1-2 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Keep an eye on it so you don't burn the top! Transfer tart to wire rack. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from tart pan, slicing and serving.

  2. Carefully remove metal rim from the tart by pushing up from the bottom to separate tart from outer rim. Cut into 8 slices, serve, and enjoy! Keep any leftovers covered/refrigerated up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/8 of total))
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 470mg20%
Potassium 353mg10%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 2346IU47%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Enjoy a Bacon, Onion and Spinach Tart for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It's yummy, and filled with caramelized onions, cheese, spinach & bacon.

Country Skillet Potatoes

Country Skillet Potatoes are tender potatoes, caramelized with onions, garlic and bell peppers. It’s a great side dish for a breakfast or entree.
Country Skillet Potatoes are tender potatoes, caramelized with onions, garlic and bell peppers. It's a great side dish for a breakfast or entree.

We love potatoes! Do you enjoy them, too? There are so many different ways to use them in recipes, because they are such a versatile vegetable. Today I want to share a recipe for country skillet potatoes that can double as a breakfast side dish or as a tasty veggie that is a delicious side for a variety main dish meats.

When I found the original recipe online they were called potatoes O’Brien, apparently named after a famous restaurant. But growing up, my Dad (who was from Texas) occasionally made cubed potatoes or hash browns using almost identical ingredients, and called them fried potatoes or skillet potatoes. This recipe I found reminded me of my Dad’s recipe (which I never got from him before he passed away). Whatever you want to call them is just fine with me, because they are truly delicious potatoes!

Potato cubes are cooked in butter and olive oil with caramelized onions and red and green bell peppers until tender on the inside and a bit crispy on the outside. The recipe I am sharing today will make about 3-4 small servings of these yummy skillet potatoes! They are really delicious, so let me show you how to make them.

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Cook The Peppers And Onions

Heat 1 Tablespoon of butter and ¾ Tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet on Medium-High heat. Once the butter has melted, add chopped onions and chopped red and green bell peppers. Let the veggies cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

As they cook, the peppers and onions will soften and will begin to slightly “char” on the outside. Continue to stir every minute or so while they finish cooking.

Onions with red and green bell peppers cook in butter and oil in skillet.Bell peppers and onion continue to cook in skillet until charred and tender.When done cooking, the onions and bell peppers are charred on the outside and tender.

Add The Potatoes

While the onions and peppers are cooking for 8-10 minutes, peel and cube the potatoes into approximately ½”- ¾” cubes. The reason to wait until this time to peel and cut them is so they don’t turn brown from exposure to the air! When the onions and peppers have finished cooking, add the cubed potatoes to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.

Turn the stove down to Medium heat, and cover the skillet with a lid. Cook the potatoes and veggies for 10-12 additional minutes, stirring every 1-2 minutes. Steam will condense on the inside of the lid on the skillet and drip back into the skillet to help cook the potatoes. TIP: If it seems the potatoes are sticking to the skillet, add a Tablespoon or so of water to help with the steaming/cooking.

Russet potatoes are peeled, then cut into 1/2" cubes before cooking.Potato cubes are combined with the charred bell peppers and onions in skillet.A lid covers the pan of country skillet potatoes to steam them until tender.

When Are The Potatoes DONE?

The country skillet potatoes are ready for the final step when the potatoes are fork-tender. They may need a bit longer to become tender, depending on the size of the potato cubes. If so, simply keep a lid on the skillet, and let them cook a bit more, until tender.

Once the potatoes are fork-tender, remove the lid from the skillet. Add the remaining ½ Tablespoon of butter and the remaining ¾ Tablespoon olive oil to the skillet, and stir to combine. Turn the heat to HIGH, and let the potatoes cook (uncovered) an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring often, to let them get crispy on the outside. Take a taste, and if desired, season with additional salt and pepper.

Butter and additional olive oil is added to the country skillet potatoes to help them get crispy.Country skillet potatoes cook a few more minutes (uncovered) to crisp up the potatoes.

Serve The Country Skillet Potatoes!

When the country skillet potatoes are hot and crispy on the outside, remove the skillet from the heat. Serve immediately while hot, and enjoy this delicious side dish for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner!

A serving of country skillet potatoes, served with ham slices and green beans.

I hope you enjoy making and eating these country skillet potatoes. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit this blog. I hope you will choose to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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Recipe Adapted from Jack and Martha at: https://www.afamilyfeast.com/potatoes-obrien/

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Country Skillet Potatoes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Country Skillet Potatoes are tender potatoes, caramelized with onions, garlic and bell peppers. It's a great side dish for a breakfast or entree.

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: country skillet potatoes, fried potatoes
Servings: 3 (or 4 small portions)
Calories Per Serving: 270 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • Tablespoon butter DIVIDED USE
  • Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil DIVIDED USE
  • 1 cup red bell pepper seeded, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup green bell pepper seeded, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup yellow onion peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 pound Russet potatoes (approx. 2 large or 3 medium)
  • ½ Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon butter and ¾ Tablespoon olive oil in large skillet on Medium-High heat. Once butter melts,, add onions and red/green peppers. Cook 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Peppers and onions will soften and slightly "char" on the outside. Continue to stir occasionally.

  2. While onions/peppers cook, peel and cube potatoes into ½"- ¾" cubes. When onions and peppers are done,, add potatoes to skillet. Season with salt/pepper.

  3. Turn heat to Medium; put lid on skillet. Cook potatoes 10-12 minutes, stirring every 1-2 minutes. Steam will condense on inside of skillet lid and drip back into skillet to help cook potatoes. TIP: If it seems potatoes are sticking to skillet, add a small amount (1 Tablespoon or so) of water to help them steam/cook.

  4. Potatoes are ready when they become fork-tender. They may need longer to become tender, depending on size of the cubes. If so, simply keep lid on skillet; let them cook a bit more until tender.

  5. Once potatoes are fork-tender, remove skillet lid. Add remaining ½ Tablespoon butter and ¾ Tablespoon olive oil; gently stir to combine. Turn heat to HIGH; let potatoes cook (uncovered) 2-3 minutes, stirring often, to let them get crispy on the outside. Taste; if desired, season with additional salt and pepper. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Country Skillet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/3 of total))
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 445mg19%
Potassium 868mg25%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1871IU37%
Vitamin C 106mg128%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Country Skillet Potatoes are tender potatoes, caramelized with onions, garlic and bell peppers. It's a great side dish for a breakfast or entree.

Pistachio Asparagus In Orange Sauce

Pistachio Asparagus In Orange Sauce is a delicious, simple side dish! Steamed asparagus is topped with browned butter orange/pistachio sauce.
Pistachio Asparagus In Orange Sauce is a delicious, simple side dish! Steamed asparagus is topped with browned butter orange/pistachio sauce.

My husband and I love fresh asparagus, especially when it comes into season here locally. Many years ago I came across a unique sounding recipe while browsing through a food magazine I subscribed to. The idea of adding crunchy pistachios, orange juice and zest in a browned butter sauce to steamed asparagus made me want to try that recipe. Let me tell you… this veggie dish does not disappoint!

Overall the recipe is quite simple. Trimmed asparagus are steamed for just a few minutes, and while it’s steaming, you make a simple butter/orange/pistachio sauce. Serve the asparagus drizzled with the pistachio and orange sauce, and enjoy! All in all, it only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish, and the recipe makes 4 servings. It’s delicious! Here’s how to make this dish:

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Prepare The Asparagus

Cut or snap off the “woody” ends of the asparagus stalks. Place 1″ of water into a large skillet (you need a skillet with a cover). Put the asparagus into a steamer basket, and place the basket in the skillet, over the water.

Bring the water to a boil on medium-high heat, then place a lid on the skillet and steam the asparagus for 4-5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat once the asparagus is crisp-tender, and keep the asparagus warm.

The woody ends of fresh asparagus are cut or snapped off.Asparagus stalks are steamed in basket over water in skillet until crisp tender.

Make The Pistachio And Orange Butter Sauce

While the asparagus is cooking, make the orange pistachio butter sauce. Melt butter in a separate large skillet on medium heat. Add chopped pistachios, and cook them for 3-4 minutes, until the nuts are lightly browned. Add orange juice and orange zest to the skillet, and stir to combine with the other ingredients.

The liquid will become foamy as it cooks, and the butter will begin to brown as the butterfat solids separate. Stir the sauce often as it cooks.

Chopped pistachios are cooked in butter until browned.Orange juice and orange zest are added to butter and pecans in skillet, creating a foamy liquid.

You can see (below) the butter has begun to brown, resulting in a slightly nutty flavor. Once the butter has browned, turn off the heat, and the foaminess will dissipate, leaving a richly colored brown butter, pistachio and orange sauce.

As butter begins to brown, the orange pistachio sauce comes together.The browned butter orange pistachio sauce is ready to drizzle on asparagus.

Time To Serve The Pistachio Asparagus In Orange Sauce

Place the asparagus stalks on a serving platter, then drizzle the orange sauce and pistachios evenly over the top of the asparagus. Season with a dash of black pepper, and serve immediately, while hot.

Pistachio Asparagus in Orange Sauce is served hot, on a white platter.A close up photo of the Pistachio Asparagus In Orange Sauce.

I hope you have the chance to make this simple, yet delicious veggie side dish for yourself or those you love. Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you’ll come back soon for more recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day.

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Original recipe source: “Taste of Home” magazine, April/May 2001 edition, pages 33-34, Reiman Publications

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Pistachio Asparagus In Orange Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Pistachio Asparagus In Orange Sauce is a delicious, simple side dish! Steamed asparagus is topped with browned butter orange/pistachio sauce.

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pistachio asparagus in orange sauce
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 186 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus ends trimmed
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • teaspoons orange zest (finely grated peel)
  • 1 pinch black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut or snap off "woody" ends of asparagus. Pour water in a large skillet to a depth of 1". Lay asparagus on a steamer basket; place basket over water in skillet, Bring water to a boil on medium-high heat. Put lid on skillet; steam asparagus for 4-5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat when asparagus is crisp-tender; keep asparagus warm.

  2. While asparagus cooks, make the sauce. Melt butter in a separate large skillet on medium heat. Add chopped pistachios; cook for 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned. Add orange juice and zest to skillet; stir to combine. Liquid will become foamy as it cooks; butter will turn brown as butterfat solids separate. Stir sauce often until sauce is heated through and nicely browned.

  3. To serve, place asparagus on serving platter. Drizzle sauce and pistachios evenly over asparagus. Season with a dash of pepper. Serve immediately while hot.

Nutrition Facts
Pistachio Asparagus In Orange Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 318mg9%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1347IU27%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus is a delicious veggie dish, that’s oven-roasted and topped with melted mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus is a delicious veggie dish, that's oven-roasted and topped with melted mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Do you enjoy fresh asparagus? We really do, especially when it is in season in the Spring, and prices come down for this delicious vegetable. A couple asparagus recipes we really enjoy are cream of asparagus soup and grilled asparagus with lemon and Parmesan! Today I want to share a wonderful recipe I found online (on Pinterest) that’s a yummy way to enjoy fresh asparagus.

Fresh asparagus spears are coated in a garlic/olive oil mixture, oven-roasted, and then coated with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. After that, the asparagus is then put back in the oven to melt the cheese. Once melted, and the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, it’s ready to serve in all it’s cheesy goodness! It’s delicious, and today I want to show you how simple it is to prepare.

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How To Make Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus

First things first- preheat your oven to 425°F.  It doesn’t take long to prepare the asparagus, and you’ll need the oven hot and “ready to go” once you’re done seasoning them.

This recipe requires one pound of fresh asparagus. Snap or slice off the “woody” ends of the stalks, then discard the ends. Gather the ingredients needed, which are olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, shredded mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese.

"Woody" ends of fresh asparagus are snapped or cut off.Salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, mozzarella and Parmesan and asparagus are ingredients used.

Place olive oil and the minced garlic in a small bowl or cup, and stir well to combine. Lay the prepared asparagus stalks in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the asparagus. Toss the asparagus to cover each stalk with the garlic and oil mixture, then place them back in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Minced garlic cloves are combined with olive oil to season asparagus.A garlic and olive oil mixture is drizzled over fresh asparagus before baking.

Ready To Roast

Sprinkle the asparagus spears with salt and black pepper. Now the asparagus is ready to roast in the oven. Bake at 425°F for approximately 12-15 minutes. The asparagus should be tender, but not FRIED.

Keep in mind that the thicker the stalks, the longer it will take them to become tender. Keep an eye on them as they bake, and check on them around 10 minutes into the baking time. When done, remove the pan from the oven.

The asparagus stalks are now seasoned with salt and pepper.

Final Step – Add The Cheeses

Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese and then the shredded mozzarella cheese across the middle section of the asparagus spears (as shown below). I like to keep the bottom and the top of the asparagus free of cheese (for presentation). Feel free to totally cover the asparagus with cheese, if you prefer.

Place the pan back into the oven and continue baking for a couple of minutes, until the cheese has fully melted. Once melted, turn the oven broiler on, and place the baking sheet 4-5 inches away from the heating element. Broil only until the cheese is bubbling and has turned golden brown on top. Please keep an eye on it, because you do NOT want it to burn under the broiler!

A layer of Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses are added to roasted asparagus.Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus, hot out of the oven, and ready to serve.

Time To Eat Some Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus!

Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and transfer the cheesy garlic roasted asparagus to individual plates (or a serving platter) using a large spatula. I separate up a section (or serving) at a time, and move it to our plates. When I photographed this dish, we enjoyed it served with pan seared Creole salmon, and it was a great pairing!

A portion of the cheesy garlic roasted asparagus is served alongside salmon on plate.

Thanks for stopping by, and I truly hope you have the opportunity to make this delicious cheesy garlic roasted asparagus side dish! Take care, have a great day, and please come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. May God bless you and those you love.

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Original recipe source: Meaghan, at: https://4sonrus.com/garlic-roasted-cheesy-sheet-pan-asparagus/

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Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus is a delicious veggie dish, that's oven-roasted and topped with melted mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy garlic roasted asparagus
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 219 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus woody ends removed
  • Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt or seasoned to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or seasoned to taste
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 

  2. Mix olive oil and garlic in small bowl. Lay asparagus spears on large baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil/garlic. Toss asparagus to cover with oil; put back in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake at 425°F for 10-15 minutes, until tender, but not fried. Thicker spears will take longer to become tender. Keep an eye on them as they bake; once tender, remove from oven.

  4. Evenly spread Parmesan and mozzarella across middle section of asparagus. Put pan back in oven: bake 1-2 minutes, until cheese melts. Turn oven broiler on; place pan 4-5 inches away from heating element. Broil until cheese is bubbling and golden brown on top. Keep an eye on it, because you don't want it to burn!

  5. Remove pan from oven; use spatula to transfer asparagus to plates. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 615mg27%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1067IU21%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 337mg34%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus is a delicious veggie dish, that's oven-roasted and topped with melted mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Apple Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash

Apple Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash is a yummy baked side dish filled with cranberries, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, apples and pecans.Apple Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash is a yummy baked side dish filled with cranberries, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, apples and pecans.

While looking for different ways to cook acorn squash, I found a recipe in The Farmers Almanac that sounded really good. I made a couple changes to the original recipe, and cut the recipe in half (to make 2 servings, instead of 4).

This recipe for Apple Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash is amazing, and it’s super easy to prepare. An acorn squash is stuffed with apples, cranberries, pecans, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. The squash is then re-baked until the fruit filling and squash is soft and tender.

There is minimal prep time involved, which is always a win-win in my book! Here’s how to make this delicious side dish:

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Prepare The Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is a vegetable that belongs to the winter squash family, and is dark green in color, with long ridges from top to bottom. Some people think it resembles the shape of an acorn.

An acorn squash is a golden color inside, and becomes slightly sweet in flavor, once it has been fully cooked.

To prepare the acorn squash for this recipe, carefully cut the squash in half, lengthwise, from top to bottom, and remove the stem.

Once the squash is cut, use a spoon to remove seeds and pulp from each half. Be careful to NOT cut through the outer skin on the bottom. This will leave a large well in the center.

One acorn squash ready to be prepared for baking.After slicing it in half, the acorn squash seeds and stringy pulp are removed.

Place the squash halves, cut side down, in a large baking dish. Pour boiling water into the dish around the squash halves, to a depth of about ¼”.

Bake The Squash

Place the pan into a preheated 375°F. oven, and bake the acorn squash (uncovered) for 30 minutes.

When the squash is done, remove the pan from the oven. Carefully turn the baked squash halves over with a spatula, so the flesh side is facing up.

Acorn squash halves are baked in 1/4" water in an oven-safe rimmed pan.

Stuff The Squash And Bake

Now it’s time to make the filling. Place chopped apples, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter in a bowl and stir well, to combine.

Divide the fruit mixture evenly between the squash halves, filling the well in the center, and mounding it on top.

TIP: Use aluminum foil to help level the squash, by crumpling it up and wedging it under the front of each squash half.

Place the pan back into the oven (uncovered). Continue baking the squash for 30 minutes, or until the squash and apples are tender. Remove the pan from the oven.

A filling with diced apples, cranberries, pecans, etc. is combined to fill acorn squash halves.Each of the squash halves are filled with the apple pecan mixture before baking again.

Serve The Apple Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash

Serve the apple pecan stuffed acorn squash once it’s removed from the oven. Use a heavy spatula to transfer the squash halves to individual plates, then serve.

The apples, chewy cranberries, cinnamon, butter, brown sugar and crunchy pecans taste amazing, when paired with the slightly sweet acorn squash!

We enjoy apple pecan stuffed acorn squash, served with Pan Seared Creole Salmon and Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus.

My husband said the acorn squash was “almost” like eating dessert! I think this yummy side dish would be great for Thanksgiving, because of its unique presentation.

The apple pecan stuffed acorn squash, shown served with asparagus and salmon on plate.A close up picture of the apple pecan stuffed acorn squash, with cranberries.

I hope you have the opportunity to make this wonderful tasting veggie dish! We really love it, and trust you (and those you love) will, too!

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Apple Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Apple Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash is a yummy baked side dish filled with cranberries, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, apples and pecans.

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pecan stuffed acorn squash
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 388 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple (or other cooking apple) peeled, cored, chopped in ½" pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons dried cranberries or raisins
  • Tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • Tablespoons butter melted
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise, from top to bottom. Use a spoon to remove seeds/stringy pulp from center of each piece.

  3. Pour boiling water into large baking dish, to a depth of ¼". Place squash cut side down into dish. Bake (uncovered) at 375°F. for 30 minutes. Once done, remove from oven; turn squash over with a spatula, so flesh side is facing up. TIP: Use aluminum foil to help level the squash by crumpling and wedging it under the front of each piece of squash.

  4. Place apples, cranberries, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter in a bowl. Stir well, to combine. Divide mixture evenly between squash halves, filling the well, and mounding it on top.

  5. Place pan back into oven (uncovered). Continue baking for 30 minutes, or until squash/apples are tender. When done, remove from oven. Use a heavy spatula to transfer squash halves to plates. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Apple Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash
Amount Per Serving (1 half squash)
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 946mg27%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1078IU22%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cannellini Bean Salad

Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!
Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!

Today I want to share with you a recipe for cannellini bean salad. It’s SUPER EASY to make in just a couple minutes, and can be enjoyed as is, OR on top of mixed greens (delicious) OR served as a dip with pita chips, etc. However you choose to serve it, the flavors are wonderful, and I’m confident you’ll enjoy this simple salad!

I found the original recipe in one of the cookbooks I own called “100 Days Of Real Food”, by Lisa Leake. It’s a great cookbook for those looking to cook with wholesome family-friendly foods. She serves this salad as a dip, which we love, but I’ve found I enjoy it the most served as a topper over a mixed green salad.

The beans and the delicious dressing they are covered with make it a double whammy salad. Lots of protein and fiber is provided from the beans and tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar with seasoning create a salad dressing! It’s a win-win, no matter how you serve it! Here’s how to make this delicious vegetarian and gluten-free salad:

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How To Make This EASY Cannellini Bean Salad

Drain, and then rinse one can (approx. 15 oz.) of cannellini beans. After the beans are drained and rinsed well, place them into a small or medium-sized serving bowl.

Cannellini beans are drained from the can and rinsed well before making the salad.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl of drained cannellini beans. The remaining ingredients are tomato, red onion, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper. Stir, to fully combine these ingredients. 

At this point the cannellini bean salad is finished and can be served immediately. Stir the ingredients a couple of times to keep the beans coated with the simple dressing. OPTIONAL: Cover the bowl and let the flavors “mingle” in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes before serving, for even more flavor. Your choice!

All the ingredients for the cannellini bean salad are combined in a bowl.

Enjoy This Salad On Mixed Greens! 

My favorite way to enjoy the cannellini bean salad is to place a portion on a bed of chilled mixed greens. Stir the beans before serving, and don’t forget to spoon some olive oil/balsamic dressing (from the bottom of the bowl) on top. 

The beans provide fiber and protein, and the red onion, garlic and tomato add flavor, texture and color. Another added bonus is that the oil/balsamic mixture creates a simple, but delicious salad dressing, so there’s no need to add any. It’s delicious, just as it is!

Cannellini bean salad is served as a topper for a mixed green salad.

Cannellini Bean Salad Can Be Served As A DIP, Too!

My husband enjoys the cannellini bean salad served as a dip, too! Just stir it well, and serve it with pita chips, crackers or pieces of firm, crusty bread! It’s a simple, yet tasty dip I’m sure you will enjoy! This easy salad (or dip) has a lot of flavor!

The cannellini bean salad can be served as a dip with pita chips, crackers or crusty bread.A bowl of cannellini bean salad ready to be served as a dip or eaten as is.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll try this easy to prepare dish, and trust you will enjoy it as much as we do. It should keep well (covered) in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Please come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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Original recipe source: The cookbook “100 Days Of Real Food”, by Lisa Leake, page 195, published by Harper Collins Publishers in 2014

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Cannellini Bean Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!

Category: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cannellini bean salad
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 190 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 15 ounces cannellini beans drained/rinsed
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • cup red onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt use more if needed, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse cannellini beans. Place the beans in a small or medium-sized serving bowl.

  2. Add remaining ingredients, and stir to fully combine. Serve and enjoy! OPTIONAL: If desired, cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes for flavors to mingle.

  3. Can be served as a dip with pita bread, crackers or crusty slices of bread OR as a salad topper, OR eaten as is. If using as a salad topper, be sure to spoon some olive oil/balsamic dressing (from bottom of the bowl) over the salad.

  4. Store leftovers (covered) in refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Canned cannellini beans vary in weight from 15 ounces up to 15.5 ounces. Use a whole can; the various weights will all work just fine!

Nutrition Facts
Cannellini Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 378mg16%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 257IU5%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!

Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

Cheesy Vegetable Casserole is an easy side dish to make, with red potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and carrots baked in a yummy cheese sauce.
Cheesy Vegetable Casserole is an easy side dish to make, with red potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and carrots baked in a yummy cheese sauce.

Looking for a tasty way to get your kids (or even other adults) to eat their vegetables? Why not bake them in a luscious cheese sauce! Every now and then it takes either twisting their arms OR a great cheesy sauce to entice them, right? RIGHT! Once again, I found this recipe in an OLD recipe box, handwritten on a 3×5 index card, so I don’t know where it originated from, but it sure is good.

This recipe is a simple baked veggie casserole I think you, and those you love, will enjoy. Potatoes, asparagus, cauliflower and baby carrots are par-boiled for a very short time, them covered in a simple cheese sauce and baked. That’s it! The end result is a delicious vegetable casserole that pairs well with beef, chicken, lamb, and pork! YUM! Here’s how to make this cheesy vegetable casserole which can feed 6 (or 2, with great tasting, easy to reheat leftovers!).

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Cook The Fresh Veggies Until Tender

Preheat your oven to 350°F. before starting this recipe. Place small red potatoes (whole), cauliflower florets, baby carrots and sliced asparagus pieces in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Cover completely with water, and bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Once the water is boiling, cook the veggies for 7-8 minutes, or until they become crisp-tender. When done, the potatoes should be able to be easily pierced with a sharp knife. Drain the cooked veggies in a strainer.

Butter or spray a 2 quart baking dish on the bottom and sides with non-stick spray. Place all the vegetables in the baking dish, spreading them so they are evenly distributed. Set aside. 

Cauliflower florets, carrots, asparagus and red potatoes are par-boiled in water until tender.

Make The Cheese Sauce

In a separate saucepan, melt 3 Tablespoons butter on medium heat. Sprinkle the melted butter with 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour, then stir to fully combine. Pour 2 cups of milk into the saucepan and stir again, to combine these ingredients. Cook, stirring often, until the sauce has thickened.

Season the sauce with salt, pepper and garlic powder, to suit your taste. Add grated cheddar cheese to the sauce and cook, stirring until the cheese has fully melted

Flour is stirred into melted butter to start making a cheese sauce for the vegetables.Milk is added to a butter and flour mixture in a saucepan.Grated cheddar cheese is stirred into the thickened white sauce in saucepan.

Finishing The Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

Pour the hot cheese sauce evenly over the top of the veggies in the buttered/greased baking dish. Try to get all the veggies covered in sauce. Sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro on top of the cheesy vegetable casserole.

Par-boiled veggies are placed in a buttered 2 quart baking dish.Cheese sauce is poured over the top of the veggies in the baking dish, to cover.

Bake The Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

Place the baking dish on the middle rack of the preheated 350°F. oven. Bake at 350°F., uncovered, for 20-22 minutes. When done, the sauce should be bubbly around the edges of the baking dish. The sauce will not brown very much. Remove the casserole to a hot pad or wire rack and let it cool for 3-4 minutes before serving.

Chopped cilantro is sprinkled on top of the cheesy vegetable casserole before baking.

Ready To Serve

After the cheesy vegetable casserole has been allowed to cool for 3-4 minutes, it is ready to serve. Spoon out portions onto individual serving plates, trying to evenly distribute the various veggies. The veggies should be very tender and be coated in the rich, velvety cheese sauce. Serve alongside your favorite meat dishes… and enjoy!

After baking, the cheesy vegetable casserole cools for 3-4 minutes on a wire rack.Cauliflower, potatoes and carrots are covered in a creamy cheese sauce.A portion of the cheesy vegetable casserole is served on a white plate.

I hope you enjoy this veggie dish. We think it is really good, and trust you will find it delicious, too. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day, and remember to thank God for the many blessings that come your way today.

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Cheesy Vegetable Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Cheesy Vegetable Casserole is an easy side dish to make, with red potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and carrots baked in a yummy cheese sauce.

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy vegetable casserole
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 337 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Baking Dish:
  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 1 small cauliflower ,broken into florets
  • 8 baby carrots
  • 4 stalks fresh asparagus cut in 2" pieces ("woody" ends discarded)
  • butter OR non-stick baking spray to grease bottom/sides of baking dish
For Cheese Sauce:
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk 1% or 2%
  • salt/pepper/garlic powder used to season sauce to taste
  • ¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter or use non-stick spray to coat a 2 quart baking dish on bottom/sides.

  2. Place red potatoes, cauliflower florets, baby carrots and sliced asparagus pieces in large saucepan/Dutch oven. Cover with water; bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Once boiling, cook veggies for 7-8 minutes, or until crisp-tender. When done, potatoes can be easily pierced with a sharp knife. Drain veggies; put in baking dish, spreading to evenly distribute. Set aside.

  3. In separate saucepan, melt 3 T. butter on medium heat. Add flour; stir to combine. Pour milk into pan; stir again, to combine. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens. Season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add grated cheddar cheese; cook, stirring until cheese has fully melted. Pour cheese sauce evenly over veggies to cover. Sprinkle casserole with cilantro.

  4. Place dish on middle rack in oven. Bake at 350°F. (uncovered) for 20-22 minutes. Casserole will be bubbly around edges. Transfer dish to wire rack; let cool 3-4 minutes. before serving. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Vegetable Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 627mg27%
Potassium 1347mg38%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 2341IU47%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 238mg24%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Cheesy Vegetable Casserole is an easy side dish to make, with red potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and carrots baked in a yummy cheese sauce.

 

Double Stuffed Potatoes

Double Stuffed Potatoes are a tasty side dish! Potato skins are filled with mashed potatoes, sour cream, bacon, cheese, butter and scallions!
Double Stuffed Potatoes are a tasty side dish! Potato skins are filled with mashed potatoes, sour cream, bacon, cheese, butter and scallions!

Today I want to share my recipe for making double stuffed potatoes. Most of the time they are called “twice baked potatoes”, but I like to call them double stuffed (like OREO cookies-wink, wink), because there is so much extra yummy stuff piled onto the potato skins!

The process is fairly simple. Russet potatoes are baked, and then the insides are scooped out and combined with bacon, cheese, butter, sour cream and green onions. The mixture is loaded back into the potato “shells”, topped with more cheddar cheese and baked for a brief time. The result? An absolutely lip-smackin’ side dish, appetizer, or party treat! Each serving is half of a potato (or have two halves if you want to make an entire meal out of it), and they are very filling, if you ask me. Here’s how to make them:

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First Step – Bake The Potatoes!

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Begin by washing two large Russet potatoes. I recommend russets because their skin is fairly sturdy and tends to hold its shape after the insides are scooped out. After they’re cleaned, dry them very well with paper towels. Rub each potato with vegetable oil to cover the entire surface, then sprinkle with a little bit of salt.

Use a sharp knife to pierce the potatoes a couple of times (per side). Lay the potatoes on a foil-covered baking sheet, then place them into the preheated oven. Bake the potatoes for 50-60 minutes, OR until they can be easily pierced with the blade of a sharp knife. NOTE: If the potatoes are REALLY large, you may have to bake them 10-15 minutes more.

Two large russet potatoes are covered with oil before baking.

Prep The Other Ingredients While The Potatoes Bake

While the potatoes are baking, you will have time to prep the other ingredients. Cook the bacon in a large skillet until it is very crispy. When done, transfer the bacon slices to paper towels to absorb the grease, and let the bacon cool. Once cooled, crumble it into small pieces.

Grate cheddar cheese and slice the scallions (green onions), so they are ready to go once the potatoes are done baking. The potatoes are stuffed fairly quickly (while hot), so I recommended having the prep work done ahead of time.

Bacon is cooked in skillet until nice and crispy, and it can be crumbled.Crispy bacon is cooled on paper towels, then crumbled into small pieces.Chopped green onions, bacon crumbles and grated cheddar are ready to add to potatoes.

Let’s Make Some Double Stuffed Potatoes!

When the potatoes are finished baking, remove them from the oven. TURN THE OVEN HEAT DOWN TO 350°F.. Let the potatoes rest for 2-3 minutes, then slice them in half lengthwise (be careful- they’re HOT). Place 2 Tablespoons of butter in a large mixing bowl. 

Use a large spoon to remove the potato pulp from each half, making sure to leave a  ½” rim of potato left in the shell around bottom and the edges. That “rim of potato” left in the shell will help support the filling that will be added. Place the potato pulp on top of the butter in the bowl, and mash lightly with a fork. The hot potato pulp will help melt the butter! 

Hot baked potatoes are sliced in half before scooping out the insides.The baked potato insides are scooped out with a spoon, leaving a rim of potato intact.Hot, cooked potato is scooped onto butter in a large bowl, so the butter melts.

Now Add The REALLY GOOD STUFF!

Add the crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese and sliced green onions to the potatoes. Combine (and lightly mash) the potatoes with these ingredients with a fork until well combined. They don’t have to be creamy! Add the sour cream, and stir until it has been incorporated into the potato mixture.

Crisp bacon crumbles, green onions, and grated cheese are added to the cooked potato.Sour cream is added to the potato mixture before stuffing it into the potatoes.

Bake, Then Serve The Double Stuffed Potatoes

Place the potato shells on the foil-lined baking sheet (again). Divide the potato mixture evenly between the four halves, mounding the filling up on top. Sprinkle each of the double stuffed potatoes with additional grated cheddar cheese.

Place the baking sheet back into the 350° F. oven. Let the double stuffed potatoes bake for 15 minutes (uncovered). This baking time will allow time for the potatoes to re-heat, and for the cheese topping to melt. Once done, remove the potatoes from the oven, and serve! They taste great on their own, OR paired with beef, chicken, or pork. I really think you’re gonna love these potatoes!

The double stuffed potatoes are topped with grated cheese before baking.One of the double stuffed potatoes on a white plate, ready to eat and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these yummy double stuffed  potatoes as much as we do! This recipe can easily be doubled… or tripled! Thank you for stopping by, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day!

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Double Stuffed Potatoes
Prep Time
0 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Additional Baking Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

Double Stuffed Potatoes are a tasty side dish! Potato skins are filled with mashed potatoes, sour cream, bacon, cheese, butter and scallions!

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: double stuffed potatoes
Servings: 4 (1/2 potato per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 438 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 large russet potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil or oil of choice
  • 1 teaspoon salt to sprinkle on potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 stalks scallions (green onions) sliced (white and green parts)
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • cup sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons grated cheddar cheese for topping potatoes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Wash potatoes; dry completely with paper towels. Rub potatoes with vegetable oil to cover entire surface; lightly sprinkle with salt. Using a knife, pierce potatoes a couple of times (per side). Lay potatoes on foil-covered baking sheet. Bake 50-60 minutes, or until they can be easily pierced with the blade of a sharp knife. TIP: If potatoes are REALLY large, you may have to bake 10-15 minutes more.

  3. Cook bacon in skillet until very crispy. Transfer slices to paper towels to absorb grease. Once cool, crumble into small pieces.

  4. Place 2 Tablespoons of butter in a large bowl. When potatoes are done, remove from oven. **TURN OVEN HEAT DOWN TO 350°F.. Let potatoes rest 2-3 minutes, then slice in half lengthwise Use a spoon to remove potato pulp from each half, leaving a  ½" rim of potato on the bottom and around edges. Put potato pulp on top of butter in bowl; mash lightly with fork. 

  5. Add bacon, cheese and green onions to potatoes. Combine ingredients, mashing potatoes with a fork (they don't have to be creamy) until well combined. Add sour cream; stir until incorporated into potato mixture.

  6. Place potato shells on foil-lined baking sheet. Divide filling evenly between potatoes mounding filling on top. Sprinkle each potato half with additional grated cheese (1 T. per potato)

  7. Place potatoes back into oven. Bake at 350° F. for 15 minutes (uncovered). Once done, remove potatoes from oven, and serve! (Leftovers will keep 2-3 days in refrigerator and can be reheated in microwave). Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Double Stuffed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/2 of potato))
Calories 438 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 1087mg47%
Potassium 896mg26%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 222mg22%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Double Stuffed Potatoes are a tasty side dish! Potato skins are filled with mashed potatoes, sour cream, bacon, cheese, butter and scallions!