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Cinco de Mayo Side Dishes

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Mild-flavored yellow squash gets a big boost from flavor-packed chilies, jalapenos and red onion. This side dish also works with zucchini. —Tommy Lombardo, Euclid, Ohio
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Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Danielle Williams of Westville, Oklahoma submitted the recipe for this smoky, buttery sweet potato mash. The chipotle pairs nicely with the spuds, and the creamy texture is delightful.

Rice with Chilies 'n' Veggies

Rice with Chilies 'n' Veggies

Rice with Chilies 'n' Veggies

I turned to a particular dish when I wanted to use peppers I grew in my garden. I promptly rewrote the recipe to include several other fresh veggies and this was the result. It's a perfect side dish for just about anything. —Kate Selner of Lino Lakes, Minnesota

Cuernavaca Casserole

Cuernavaca Casserole

Cuernavaca Casserole

This dish is the perfect complement to any kind of barbecued meat; just add a salad for a complete meal. Leftovers are good served with a chili topping.
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Chili-Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

Chili-Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

Chili-Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges

These are bound to become your new favorite side for sandwiches. A little chili powder adds a lot of flavor. —Toni Cordova, Pueblo, Colorado

Quick Spanish Rice

Quick Spanish Rice

Quick Spanish Rice

We were always glad to see a big bowl of this festive rice on the table. The carrots, peas and tomatoes make it so pretty. This versatile side dish goes great with any meat or Mexican meal. — Jerri Moror, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."

Southwestern Hominy Casserole

Southwestern Hominy Casserole

Southwestern Hominy Casserole

This colorful cheese-topped dish gets its great flavor from green chilies and a variety of seasonings. "It's sure to add pizzazz to most any meal," assures Martha Holland of Reno, Nevada.

Tangy Corn

Tangy Corn

Tangy Corn

This fun vegetable dish gets its zip from barbecue sauce. My family is thrilled every time this corn appears on the dinner table.

Red Bean Toss

Red Bean Toss

Red Bean Toss

I discovered this recipe several years ago at a church function. The combination of flavors is tantalizing-this dish is a real crowd-pleaser! The kidney beans, chili beans and corn chips all represent the cooking of the West/Southwest region. This dish is great for your family, or for family gatherings.

Cumin Rice Pilaf

Cumin Rice Pilaf

Cumin Rice Pilaf

“Rice doesn’t have to be a boring side dish,” declares Aurora, Colorado’s Janice Mitchell. “Beef consomme and a dash of hot sauce really warm up this recipe for a moist, savory pilaf. It goes well with pork, beef or chicken.”

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

“This is such an excellent recipe and one of my very best side dishes,” writes Karen Grant from her home in Tulare, California. “It looks lovely and is much easier to make than it might sound.”
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