Category Archives: side dish

Oven Roasted Onion Potatoes

Pictured with the Italian Turkey Casserole I posted yesterday.

This recipe came about because I had potatoes I wanted to use up. As you can tell from the pic, I got a bit distracted so my potatoes ended up a tad more well-done than I intended. (I say that because it sounds nicer than burnt. Hehe!)

Adapted from a recipe at South of Your Mouth


  • 4 large red potatoes
  • 1 envelope of Lipton’s onion soup mix
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. Cut up potatoes into a bowl and mix with olive oil and onion soup mix.
  2. Spread onto a greased pan. (Trust me on this, the baking spray is so important.)
  3. Bake at 400 for 30 to 40 minutes.

Verdict: Win

Okay, so despite the fact that they were a bit burnt, these were surprisingly tasty. They had tons of flavor. I was worried at first they would be too oniony, but they were just right. If I make them again, I will definitely try to keep my eye on them better so they don’t end up quite so well done.



Bacon Cheddar Potatoes

I had a coupon recently for Tyson Smokey Steakhouse Chicken. These are with the regular frozen chicken breasts and are exactly the same, but are already seasoned. I thought I’d give them a try since they were a good deal, but what I could serve with them? That’s when I came across a pin on Pinterest for Baked Potato Casserole. It looked yummy, so I had to try it.

Adapted from a recipe at Hott Mama in the City.


  • About 6 large red potatoes, rinsed.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 package of bacon bits.
  • Butter or margarine.


  1. Butter the bottom of a the pan or baking dish. Then place small pats of butter on the bottom. (I used 6 small pats, you can omit this if you like less butter.)
  2. Cube the potatoes and spread them out in the pan. Make sure they are spread out evenly.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hours. (I took mine out after 30 minutes and covered them with aluminum foil before putting them back in to prevent the ones on top from burning.)
  4. Once the potatoes are cooked, take them out and add bacon bits and cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Verdict: Win

These were super yummy AND super easy, which are the two most important things. You can add onion or sour cream as well to complete the loaded baked potato experience. Plus, they went really well with the chicken. I will definitely make it again.