Southern Green Beans with Potatoes and Bacon

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Tender green beans, baby potatoes, smoky bacon, and sweet onions are perfectly combined in this irresistibly classic southern side dish.

Green beans, potatoes, and bacon in white baking dish with blue rim

Southern Green Beans

It goes without saying we are a meat and potatoes kind of family. Adventurous eaters with tastebuds that favor the southwest, but put a classic, filling meal on the table and my crew of boys are ready to dive in

I served these Southern Green Beans and Potatoes along with our favorite Crispy Oven Baked Chicken. It was the perfect pairing, because the chicken finished cooking just as the potatoes were tender. The meal was a hit with my whole family.

When my friend Melissa (of Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen) told me she was writing a cookbook, I told her I wanted to be first on her list to review it. When I received my advance copy I couldn’t stop flipping through it and drooling over everything.

The cookbook, Melissa’s Southern Kitchen, was released a few years ago and you can find it here on Amazon or countless other retailers. I have loved cooking so many of the family recipes that she shared.

Whether you are looking for a full Sunday dinner or a casual weeknight supper, there is a recipe here for every occasion.

With recipes like Melissa’s unforgettable Buttermilk Fried Chicken, BLT Macaroni Salad, Pecan Praline Baked Brie, and so many others, I have had a lot of fun trying these recipes.

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Chicken Potato Broccoli Casserole

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This fully loaded Chicken Potato Broccoli Casserole starts with fluffy mashed potatoes that are mixed with tender bites of broccoli and chicken, then generously sprinkled with bacon and cheese. The result is an absolutely irresistible dinner.

cheesy mashed potatoes with broccoli and chicken

Chicken Potato Casserole

Yes! I just called a “casserole” irresistible and I stand by that. If you love mashed potatoes, chicken, and broccoli, not to mention bacon and cheese, you need to try this recipe! (although, technically, my boys don’t love broccoli and they LOVE this casserole, so….)

This recipe is one of many great ones in my friend Trish‘s cookbook, 100 Creative Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken. In case you can’t tell from the title, she has literally written the book on ways to cook with rotisserie chicken.

Her book really should be sold next to the rotisserie chicken display in every grocery store. I love how many great ideas she’s packed into this cookbook.

Chicken Potato Broccoli Casserole

This recipe will work well with rotisserie chicken, leftover roasted chicken, or with any cooked leftover chicken.

Monterey Jack, Cheddar, or a Mexican blend shredded cheese will also work with this recipe. I typically use a Mexican blend shredded cheese because I almost always have it on hand and it works great.

chicken broccoli potato casserole in white dish

This recipe can be mad

Sheet Pan Chicken with Potatoes and Green Beans

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This easy-as-can-be Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Green Beans has become a favorite in many of your homes over the past two years.

This is such an easy dinner recipe and my family continues to make it at least once a month. It only takes about 5 minutes of effort to toss the chicken, potatoes, and green beans in a simple lemon and herb vinaigrette before roasting until tender and crisp.

chicken with green beans and potatoes on pottery plate

Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

Whoever invented the sheet pan really should be given a medal. I use my half-size sheet pans at least once, if not multiple times a day. Sheet pan dinners are one of my favorite ways to use them.

All other baked chicken aside, this recipe for sheet pan chicken thighs and potatoes is probably going to remain my favorite for a long time.

It takes less than 5 minutes to pull this entire chicken dinner together and get it into the oven. Just scatter the chicken, green beans, and potatoes across the baking sheet. Drizzle with the lemon vinaigrette and bake until done.

The chicken will be crispy, the potatoes with be tender, and the green beans will be cooked to perfection every single time. Every bite will be flavorful and this whole meal is certain to make you smile.

chicken potatoes and green beans

Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs

While it’s cooking, you’re free to walk away from the kitchen. Your house will smell amazing and everyone will think you spent your day working hard in the kitchen.


Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze

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Lighter than a traditional pound cake, this Glazed Lemon Cake is tender with a bright sweet flavor and the lemon glaze adds the perfect touch–the literal icing on top.

Iced Lemon Loaf Cake

Glazed Lemon Cake

This cake recipe comes from my friend Christi’s new cookbook, The My Little Pony Baking Book. I loved this book from the moment I first opened it. Then I tried this lemon cake recipe and fell in love even more.

The My Little Pony Baking Book is a truly awesome dessert cookbook, whether or not you’re a My Little Pony Fan. Anyone who loves a great-tasting dessert should have this baking book on their shelf.

It has recipes suited for experienced cooks and new bakers alike. These are some of the best dessert recipes you’ll ever make.

Cake with Lemon Glaze

I’m a big fan of lemon desserts and enjoy making them often. Everything from Lemon Bars to Lemon Coffee Cake has had its moment in the spotlight in my kitchen.

This simple loaf cake with lemon glaze turned out moist, light and tender with plenty of bright lemon flavor. And nothing could be easier or tastier than the simple lemon glaze recipe that goes on top of the finished cake.

Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Glaze for Cake

Almost everyone enjoys a creamy, thick topping of buttercream frosting from time to time but some cakes call for a lighter more delicate