Carne Asada Fries – french fries topped with Carne Asada, melted cheese, and guacamole! A dinner that will please even your pickiest eater!
Planning dinner can be tough. Especially when you have to do it every night, over and over and over and over….. Really, we never stop having to figure out what we are going to have for dinner. Having a few go to recipes, a few side dishes you know everyone will eat, and having a well-stocked freezer and pantry make getting dinner on the table on busy nights so much easier! And, if you can get it done in less than 30 minutes, make it fun, and give everyone what they love, you are sure to be the hero. Today I have 5 nights worth of ideas to get you through the week. Family friendly ideas, so you know your kids won’t complain, but you will be happy too!
Alexia Foods frozen sides are great for busy nights. You can bet your kids are not going to complain when they get sweet potato fries with dinner. Alexia has frozen potatoes, appetizers, breads and side dishes with real, all-natural ingredients, that are a tasty addition to any well balanced meal.
My family is partial to the Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt. They are the perfect side dish for homemade Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders. You already have the oven on for the chicken tenders, why not throw in a tray of sweet potato fries to help round out the meal. I like to dip mine in ketchup, but my 9 year old likes a little ranch with his.
I am a sucker for onion rings. If they are on a menu, I will order them as an appetizer, or get them with my meal. So the Alexia Onion Rings with Panko Breading are perfect for me. They are crispy and delicious. You can even sprinkle a little season salt, or garlic salt over them to give them a little twist. Serve the onion rings with homemade Bruschetta Meatball Subs for a meal the whole family is going to love. My husband loves a little spicy dipping sauce with his onion rings. So mix a few drops of Sriracha with your ranch for an easy dip.
Philly Cheese Steaks are one of my favorite sandwiches ever! They are quick, easy, and everyone loves them. To make a complete weeknight meal serve some Alexia Waffle Cut Fries alongside. The fries are crispy and stand up to any dip. Perfect to mop up any of the cheese or onions that drip off your sandwich. Or, turn them into Idaho Nachos! Trust me, everyone will love you for this one!
Alexia Smart Classics are on 100 calories per serving, and 98% fat free. Serve with frozen fish fillets or homemade Crispy Fish Fillets for fish n’ chips night at home. Greek Meatball Sandwiches are a quick and tasty meal. Add the Smart Classic fries and it is like you are going out to your local Greek restaurant. Only you are in the comfort of your own home, and you get to eat sooner!
To take dinner to a new level Carne Asada Fries are perfect. They are super fun, filling, and great for the whole family. You start with straight cut fries, top with cheese, carne asada, guacamole, sour cream, tomatoes, jalapenos and anything else you want. Make a big skillet of them, and the just let the whole family dig in. My grocery store has carne asada already marinated in the meat case. But you can quickly throw together a marinade and have this ready on any night of the week.
- 1 bag frozen Alexia Smart Classics Straight Cut Fries
- 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese , shredded
- 1 pound carne asada (store bought or recipe here)
- Guacamole (recipe here)
- Diced Tomatoes
- Sliced Jalapenos
- Sour Cream
- Cook fries according to package directions.
- Preheat grill or skillet to medium high heat. Cook carne asada for 4 minutes per side, until desired doneness. Let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice, against the grain.
- Top fries with cheese. Return to the oven for cheese to melt.
- Remove and top with cane asada, guacamole, tomatoes, jalapeno, and sour cream
Alexia frozen sides are a delicious addition to any weeknight meal! They are that little something extra to help create a balanced meal with real ingredients and an exceptional taste!