Keto Loaded Radishes – With Bacon and Cheese!
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Does a side dish loaded with bacon and cheese sound good?!
If you miss eating high-carb potatoes, you’ve gotta try pan frying some radishes! It’s an easy idea I’ve been obsessed with ever since I made breakfast radishes to put in these yummy bacon and egg burritos.
It’s so interesting how cooked radishes taste nothing like raw radishes, and pan frying them is a fantastic way to go!
In this radish recipe, we are pan frying them in a little bacon grease until tender, then topping them with cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives. I love how the radishes get caramelized and the texture and taste is so delish!
These would be a great accompaniment for anything on the grill, like steak, chicken, or fish.
Hip Recipe Tips:
- I’m using a 10 inch cast iron skillet, and love how it does an excellent job of caramelizing the outsides of the radishes for awesome texture.
- Cook your bacon in the skillet first to make this a simple one-skillet dish! Reserve a tablespoon of the bacon grease in the pan to cook the radishes – because bacon grease is oh so TASTY!
- I’m using freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese because I love how it melts. You could possibly pick another type of cheese if desired, or the pre-shredded.
Keto Loaded Radishes
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 20 MINUTES
total time: 30 MINUTES
Tender pieces of caramelized radishes pan fried in a skillet, topped with cheese, bacon and chives.
- 4 slices bacon
- 1.25 pounds fresh radishes, cut in halves or quarters if large
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- optional topping ideas: ranch dressing drizzle or dollop of sour cream
Add bacon to a skillet on the stove and cook until crisp and brown. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel to drain, and then chop into small pieces. Reserve a tablespoon of bacon grease in the pan.
Heat skillet with bacon grease to medium/high heat. Add radishes, and season them with garlic powder, minced onion, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir and let sauté for about 15-18 minutes until the radishes become caramelized and tender.
Reduce heat to low, then add the cheese and bacon over the top. Place a lid over the skillet for a minute until the cheese melts. Top with chopped chives.
Serve radishes warm, and drizzle with a teaspoon of ranch dressing or sour cream as an optional topping.
Yield: 4, Serving Size: 3/4 cups loaded radishes
Amount Per Serving: 201 Calories | 14g Fat | 7g Total Carbs | 3g Fiber | 12g Protein | 4g Net Carbs
Turns out loaded radishes are awesome!
As far as vegetable side dishes go, this one tastes so great and is a frugal recipe idea, too. Radishes are only .99 per pound at my store and this is such a great way to prepare them. I really think your family will love them- enjoy!
Here’s how to take care of your cast iron skillet to make it last!
Could you use radishes to make a mock mashed potatoes?
I don’t think the texture would be right. I would stick to cauliflower with this recipe here.
Try Kohlrabi, they are a great substitute for mashed potatoes
I’m really excited about trying this recipe! I don’t like raw radishes at all, but have recently discovered that I LOVE them roasted or fried as a potato substitute (I agree they probably wouldn’t work as mashed potatoes). Could you please clarify the amount of radishes? 1.25 lbs, is that with or without the greens (when weighing them at the grocery store they would have the greens on them)? Approximately 2 or 3 bunches (there are usually 12-14 radishes per bunch, although size varies)? Or, approximately how many cups of quartered/halved radishes? Thank you for the recipe!
I weighed them with the greens -and got a little over 1.25 pounds. If that makes sense. for me it was about two bunches but unsure how many total radishes. Hope that helps!
Thank you for responding so quickly. I happen to have one bunch of radishes and everything else needed, so I will make 1/2 the recipe. I already know it’s going to be delicious, it has all the right stuff in the recipe!
I just made these and followed your recipe exactly. These are awesome and since my hubby doesn’t eat them, they are all mine to enjoy the rest of the week. The combination of cheese and bacon is a great compliment to the radishes!!
Hi Ester! Thank you so much for the awesome feedback. I’m so glad you enjoyed them♥
I’m confused as to what the actual carb content is?
Hi Tammy! This has 7g of total carbs and 4g of net carbs. We have more information on Total vs. Net carbs over here –> https://hip2keto.com/tips/ask-nutritionist-carbs-exercise-collagen/
Hope this helps!
Made this & it was a hit with my diabetic husband!
Yay! SO glad to hear that! 🙌 Thanks for letting us know! ❤️
Yum! This was even better than I expected. I added a half tsp of chili powder to the seasoning and used a mix of Colby Jack and Mild Cheddar on top. The radishes were nice and tender and so flavorful.
Oh yum! I so glad and thanks for sharing!
Radishes are also wonderful if you slice them very thin, and bake them in the oven. They shrink up a bunch, but with a sprinkle of sea salt when you take them out of the over, they are crispy and a great substitute for chips..
Yum I love that idea! Thanks for sharing 🥰
How do you keep from your cholesterol from going sky high after eating bacon, frying in bacon grease, cheese, etc.?
Hi Patti! Be sure to check out the information and details we have on that over here –> https://hip2keto.com/tips/keto-cholesterol-facts/
Hope this helps!
I do not like radishes at all, and wanted to use the radishes from my CSA. I’ve tried roasting them, which isn’t bad, but can leave too much radish flavor and texture. This recipe was amazing, except I sliced the radishes, for less radish flavor. I sautéed the sliced radishes on the stove. I didn’t need to bake them, just the heat from the stove melted the cheese and gave some crispy edges. I used bacon grease to fry them instead of butter/olive oil. Then I put a bit of sour cream. So flippin good!
Hi Theresa! So glad to hear that you enjoyed this. I use bacon grease too. Great idea to use sour cream. Sounds delicious 😋
Does the paprika go in with the garlic powder, salt, pepper etc.?
Yes! Sorry for the confusion, Connie! Thanks so much for asking. That can be added with the other seasonings in step 2 above. That has been updated.