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Loaded Radishes

Loaded radishes are soft and tender and loaded up with cheddar, bacon, and green onions. This low carb side dish will quickly become a favorite.

white spoon scooping loaded radishes

I have a thing for ‘loaded’ recipes. Cheddar, bacon, green onions, sour cream or ranch – those all make EVERYTHING better, if you ask me. This time around, I’m making pan-fried radishes even more amazing by adding those goodies.

Have you tried cooked radishes yet? They’re surprisingly good and I really hope you’ll give them a try if you haven’t yet.

Radishes lose their bite when you cook them and they soften up and become really juicy.

skillet full of cooked loaded radishes

They’re definitely not a potato, but when you pan fry or roast them, they are closer than you’d expect to being potato-y. They never take on that fluffy, starchy potato texture, but the flavor is similar.

How to make loaded radishes:

cut radishes on wooden cutting board

To start, you’ll want to quarter your radishes.

Cooked radishes in skillet

Add them to a hot skillet along with some avocado oil and season them up with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook the radishes for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are fork tender.

The longer you cook them, the softer they’ll get. Once the radishes are cooked to your liking, turn the heat off and top them off with a big handful of freshly grated cheddar cheese.

loaded radishes in a pan

Cover the pan to let the cheese melt. Once the cheese has melted, sprinkle on some fried and crumbled bacon and top it off with some chopped green onions. Such a simple low carb side dish and oh so good! Even my kiddos will eat radishes when they’re cooked!

What to serve with these loaded radishes:

Low Carb Pulled Pork: One of the easiest slow cooker recipes and the pork is so tender and flavorful!

Steak Bites: Always a favorite in our house and perfect for those busy nights when you forgot to marinate your steak!

Spinach Stuffed Chicken: This chicken is a big hit with everyone that tries it!

close up of loaded radishes cooking

Slow Cooker Chicken Wings: Another slow cooker favorite in my family! The easy BBQ sauce will surprise you! More low carb side dish recipes: 

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: Simple and delicious!

Broccoli Casserole: This one is for the cheese lovers out there!

Cauliflower Casserole: Another one that’s loaded with cheddar, bacon, and green onions! Also a good option if you’re craving potatoes.

close up shot of radishes cooking

German Cucumber Salad: Light, refreshing, and beyond simple.

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A bowl of food, with Bacon and Radish

Loaded Radishes

If you're missing loaded potatoes but trying to cut carbs, give these loaded radishes a try! So cheesy and the radishes get nice and soft when you cook them.

Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 ½ pounds radishes, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups grated cheddar
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add the radishes to the skillet and sprinkle with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to coat radishes in seasoning. 
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until radishes have softened and browned in spots, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and top the radishes with the cheddar and bacon. Cover the pan and let sit for 2 minutes to melt the cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately.


Drizzle with ranch dressing or sour cream before serving, if desired. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 991mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 20g

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39 thoughts on “Loaded Radishes”

  1. These were amazing. So glad I found this recipe. My husband was doubtful and loved them as much as I did.

  2. Does this use avocado oil or butter at first as the video and recipe are different? Thank you for your help ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Kristina! Yes, you’re welcome to use a photo along with a link back. Thanks for including us! ๐Ÿ™‚

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