Simple Southwest Potatoes {Alexia Blog Party + Giveaway}

Quick and easy – this recipe for Simple Southwest Potatoes is the perfect weeknight side dish!

Simple Southwest Potatoes | Crumbs and Chaos #sidedish #potatoes Potatoes…delicious, versatile and the perfect backdrop for so many flavor combos.  I’m stoked today to be joining Carrian {Sweet Basil}, Kristy {Sweet Treats and More} and Deborah {Taste and Tell} to share a healthy side dish using Alexia’s Smart Classics Potatoes.  Be sure to check out all of the recipes from today’s party further down in this post and stick around until the very end for an incredible giveaway!

Get Smart with Alexia Blog Party Side dishes are usually not the star of the meal and sometimes the time just isn’t there to prepare a tasty one.  Alexia has made healthy side dishes easy with their Smart Classics line of potatoes and fries.  Being 98% fat free and having 100 calories per serving makes them a great choice for any meal.  Follow Alexia on Facebook to discover even more ways to enjoy their products.

Simple Southwest Potatoes | Crumbs and Chaos #sidedish #potatoes The beauty of taking a little help from the freezer section for dinner is, that while you’re working on the main dish, your potatoes are baking away.  I chose to season mine simply and sprinkle them with a little bit of shredded cheese because potatoes and cheese just go together.  Adding fresh cilantro and finely chopped green onion brings the flavor explosion.  Don’t forget the dipping sauce – a little greek yogurt and hot sauce spices things up just a bit.  The potatoes come cut in chunks small enough to stab with a fork or big enough to be a finger food should you want to enjoy these as an appetizer for game day.

Want to make this a main dish?  Top with seasoned ground turkey or ground beef, pork carnitas or cafe rio chicken and dinner is served ;)

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Simple Southwest Potatoes | Crumbs and Chaos #sidedish #potatoes

Simple Southwest Potatoes

This recipe for Simple Southwest Potatoes is easy to make and packed with flavor.


  • 1 Tablespoon TACO SEASONING
  • 1/2 cup PLAIN YOGURT (or sour cream)
  • 1 Tablespoon HOT SAUCE (I used Frank's Red Hot - use more if you'd like it spicier)
  • SHREDDED CHEESE (use as much as you like)
  • FRESH CILANTRO, chopped
  • GREEN ONION, finely chopped


  1. Bake potatoes according to package directions.
  2. Make dipping sauce: mix together yogurt and hot sauce, set aside.
  3. When potatoes are done baking, sprinkle with taco seasoning and stir together to coat all of the potatoes. You can sprinkle on the cheese now and put back in the oven until the cheese is melted. Or if your serving dish is oven safe, you can put the potatoes in the serving dish and then top with cheese and put back into the oven to melt cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onion. Serve immediately with dipping sauce.
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For more fantastic recipes using Alexia’s Smart Classics Potatoes, be sure to check out all of the posts from today’s party!

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About Becca@CrumbsandChaos

mother of 4, Christ follower, lover of food, energized by a great cup of coffee, collector of kitchen gadgets, thrilled by an awesome thrift store deal


  1. I absolutely love the Alexia brand and these potatoes are a perfect side dish. Or main dish if you’re me!
    Amy @Very Culinary recently posted..Herb-Crusted Steaks with Oven Roasted PotatoesMy Profile

  2. I like carrots

  3. I love fresh fruits/veggies, nuts, and yogurt :)

  4. I can always use all the help I can get for dinner ideas! Love these simple but delicious looking potatoes!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Skinny Chocolate MuffinsMy Profile

  5. I love anything and everything with Southwest or Mexican flavors and I think this is the most innovative dish I’ve seen in a long time! I would never have thought to spruce up purchased potatoes! Brilliant; my dinner table will never be the same thanks to you!
    Toni | Boulder Locavore recently posted..Roasted Sweet Potato Chipotle Soup with Bacon BitsMy Profile

  6. Ooohh I love your use of taco seasoning as spice for the potatoes! So smart!
    Betsy | recently posted..Cranberry Sauce Orange SconesMy Profile

  7. Any fruit and I love avocados!

  8. Love this simple side and the dip sounds great too!
    Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More recently posted..Sausage & Potato Skewers with Spicy Avocado-Sriracha Sauce + GiveawayMy Profile

  9. Colleen Boudreau says:


  10. I love fresh fruits and veggies as a healthy snack!! These potatoes look awesome, and are going on our menu soon!!!
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted..Skinny Caramel MochaMy Profile

  11. Randi Todd says:

    I freaking love potatoes those sound so delicious. I always need pots and pans

  12. Barbara Bradford says:

    Our favorite winter snack is Cajun spiced dehydrated zucchini chips, with a simple Greek-yogurt with a package of dry Ranch dressing mixed in… so good!!

  13. I love potatoes in any form, but these look fantastic! Going on the menu soon!

  14. I love any type of fruit! Especially pineapple right now :) Great post Becca!
    Julie @ Julie’s Eats & Treats recently posted..Football ScotcheroosMy Profile

  15. Christy Spurlock says:

    Fruit and Yogurt

  16. barbara n says:

    hummus and carrots

  17. Celeste B. says:

    Greek yogurt

  18. Baby carrots and almonds

  19. Cabots sharp cheddar….that’s healthy, right?

  20. fruits/veggies….almond milk!

  21. Melissa Logan says:

    My fav healthy snack would be fruit salad :)

  22. I love fruit and nuts.

  23. apples with almond butter

  24. Love the idea of adding a little meat to this and serving it as a main dish! So good!
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction recently posted..Triple Chocolate BiscottiMy Profile

  25. We love potatoes–they’re pretty much the only vegetables all of my kids will eat. And with cheese AND dipping sauce! These would be a huge hit at my house!

  26. What a great recipe! My favorite healthy snack is greek yogurt with fruit and peanut butter!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted..Mini Cheesy Caprese SandwichMy Profile

  27. I buy potatoes by the 10 lb. size. Love any kind of potato

  28. Apple slices with peanut butter.

  29. Oranges are my favorite healthy snack right now.

    We love Alexia products!

  30. I love simple sides that are so flavorful like this! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
    Karly recently posted..Butterfinger Fruit DipMy Profile

  31. My favorite healthy snack is fresh fruit.


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