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Mexican Side Dishes

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Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Pecans

Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Pecans

Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Pecans

Your holiday sweet potatoes won't be ho-hum when you serve them this way. The slices of sweet potatoes take on an amazing smokey flavor from the chipotle peppers and the topping of spicy pecans add even more zing.—Donna Thomas, Dallas, Texas

Hot and Zesty Quinoa

Hot and Zesty Quinoa

Hot and Zesty Quinoa

“I created this healthy whole grain side to serve my family instead of potatoes or rice. It’s so easy and has a little kick. Quinoa’s a nurturing grain and a complete protein.” —Sandra Letizia, Providence, Rhode Island

Polenta Fries with Blue Cheese Dip

Polenta Fries with Blue Cheese Dip

Polenta Fries with Blue Cheese Dip

These fries are a great alternative to traditional ones made with potatoes. They bake up crispy and golden in the oven, too.—Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
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Chipotle Lime Corn Cobs

Chipotle Lime Corn Cobs

Chipotle Lime Corn Cobs

In Mexico, grilled corn sometimes comes slathered in mayonnaise, rolled in grated cheese and served with lime and chili powder. This is my family's take on the dish, with our own flavor enhancements. —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California

Cheddar Bacon Grits

Cheddar Bacon Grits

Cheddar Bacon Grits

In the South, grits are served plain with a little butter or loaded with extras, like our recipe with bacon, cheddar and green chiles. —Amanda Reed, Nashville, Tennessee

Fiesta Corn and Beans

Fiesta Corn and Beans

Fiesta Corn and Beans

Bursting with Southwestern flavors, the zesty veggie medley here can be served as a side dish or a meatless meal-in-one. The dollop of yogurt is a cool, creamy finishing touch.

Spicy Corn Kabobs

Spicy Corn Kabobs

Spicy Corn Kabobs

Corn transforms from so-so kernels to tangy sensation when grilled, dotted with sour cream and cheese and zinged with a splash of lime. —Leah Lenz, Los Angeles, California

Fiesta Grilled Corn

Fiesta Grilled Corn

Fiesta Grilled Corn

We love Mexican food and corn on the cob. So I combined them into something fresh and spicy. For Italian flair, I make this corn with basil and oregano butter and Parmesan cheese.—MacKenzie Severson, Germantown, Maryland

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Every bit as rich and creamy as the original recipe, this magical makeover has crunchy pecans, loads of cheese and a touch of jalapeno. Destined to become a favorite! —Sharon Beshoar, Montrose, Colorado

Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter

Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter

Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter

I created a lime butter especially for grilled corn and love to add fresh cilantro from my garden. — Andrea Reynolds, Rocky River, Ohio

Stuffed Tomatoes with Chorizo and Corn Bread

Stuffed Tomatoes with Chorizo and Corn Bread

Stuffed Tomatoes with Chorizo and Corn Bread

Vine-ripe tomatoes filled with sausage and corn bread taste out of this world. They’re terrific as a first course or partnered with grilled meat or shrimp.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
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