Side Dishes

Bowl of Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts with chopsticks.

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

You’ve never tasted Brussels sprouts this good before! Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and covered in a sweet and spicy kung pao sauce. Toss with roasted peanuts and red chilis for a crazy delicious spin on a classic roasted vegetable. 

I’m a big fan of flavorful Brussels sprouts. One classic flavor combination is Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction and Cranberries. I also love Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Tahini Sauce.

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Hands holding slow cooker filled with baked potatoes in foil topped with toppings.

How to Make Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Learn how to make perfect slow cooker baked potatoes with minimal effort. Just season the potatoes with olive oil and salt, wrap in foil, and cook in the crockpot. Serve them with your favorite toppings like cheese and sour cream, or chili. Or, host a Baked Potato Bar.

PS – Want an even faster way to make them? Be sure to try my Instant Pot Baked Potatoes or my Air Fryer Baked Potatoes.

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Risotto in grey bowl next to shards of parmesan cheese.

EASY Instant Pot Risotto Recipe + VIDEO

Instant Pot Risotto is hands-down the best way to make risotto! It has the signature creamy, rich goodness you expect without all the stirring and fuss of making it on the stove. Plus there are 6 add-in options to make your risotto extra flavorful. 

If you’ve been around for awhile, you know I’ve published several risotto recipes. This Caprese Tomato Risotto is one of my favorites, but you can’t go wrong with Shrimp Risotto, Lemon Risotto with Mascarpone or this Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese.

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Kale Caesar Salad Recipe // Vegetarian

Insanely good Kale Caesar Salad! Topped with crispy homemade croutons and parmesan cheese. Massaging the creamy garlic dressing into the kale makes it extra tender and delicious. This vegetarian salad can also be topped with your favorite protein like instant pot hard boiled eggs, chicken, or chopped almonds to make it a full meal.

If you’d like a recipe that’s vegan, be sure to try my Vegan Caesar Salad!

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Roasted brussel sprouts in bowl drizzled with balsamic glaze and sprinkled with cranberries.

Balsamic Glazed Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries + VIDEO

Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts with cranberries is a simple side dish recipe that both kids and adults love! They’re crispy and delicious. I get asked to make this dish every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

PS – Craving more crispy brussel sprout recipes? Be sure to try these Smashed Brussel Sprouts with Lemon Tahini Sauce or these Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts.

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Overhead shot of baked goat cheese mashed potatoes in white casserole dish with serving spoon.

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes with garlic take a classic comfort food dish to a new level! Made with tangy goat cheese, sour cream, and Parmesan cheese, these potatoes are perfectly creamy and flavorful every time. 

Mashed potatoes are just one of those foods that instantly makes you feel better. Whether you serve Classic Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream, make these Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, or switch things up and make Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes, you just can’t help but love the creamy goodness. 

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