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Cinco de Mayo Side Dishes

Looking for Cinco de Mayo side dishes? Get easy to make Cinco de Mayo side dish recipes. Taste of Home has side dishes for Cinco de Mayo including Cinco de Mayo rice sides, corn side dish recipes, and more Cinco de Mayo side dishes.

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Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage

Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage

Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage

Looking for a different treatment for cabbage? Try this spicy cheese-topped dish that I adapted from a friend's recipe. I added a little of this and that until it tasted the way I wanted. Not only do my husband and kids like it, I get rave reviews when I make it for company or church functions. -Bobbie Soileau, Opelousas, Louisiana

Calico Beans

Calico Beans

Calico Beans

I made this once for my dad and now my mom has to make it often. It's one of his favorites. --Suzanne Kern

Southwestern Onion Rings

Southwestern Onion Rings

Southwestern Onion Rings

These light crispy onion rings are sliced thin and spiced just right with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder and cumin. My family likes them alongside grilled burgers. They're even good as leftovers. -Tamra Kriedeman, Enderlin, North Dakota
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Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

This group-size dish is quick, simple and tasty. People always ask for "just a little more". I guess you could call it one of my Southern favorites.—Kathy Rogers, Natchez, Mississippi

Baked Beans for Two

Baked Beans for Two

Baked Beans for Two

A few additional ingredients dress up canned beans. This recipe can be easily doubled.—Eldora Yoder, Versailles, Missouri

Chili Cheese Corn

Chili Cheese Corn

Chili Cheese Corn

“I got this yummy corn recipe from a co-worker more than 10 years ago,” writes Nadene Melton from Euless, Texas. “It’s so easy and tasty that it’s become a favorite in our family—especially for holidays or special meals. I’ve had many requests for the recipe.” TIP: To turn Nadene’s creamy side dish into a convenient meal, simply add cooked chicken, beef or shrimp. Serve with a leafy tossed salad and crusty loaf of bread.

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

Smoky Grilled Corn

Smoky Grilled Corn

Smoky Grilled Corn

A friend and I cooked up this corn one evening when getting ready to grill. The buttery corn, with its sweet-spicy seasoning, won top honors over our steaks. —Linda Landers Kalispell, Montana

Southwestern Rice

Southwestern Rice

Southwestern Rice

"I created this zippy side dish after eating something similar at a restaurant. It complements any Tex-Mex meal wonderfully," writes Michelle Dennis of Clarks Hill, Indiana. "Sometimes I add cubes of grilled chicken breast to the rice to make it a meal in itself."

Spicy Red Beans and Rice

Spicy Red Beans and Rice

Spicy Red Beans and Rice

I guess I'm one of those women "who have moved from the country in body but not in heart"! Although I'm an attorney in a large city, my parents are ranchers. And, since they once grew rice, that's a staple of my cooking. Because of my busy schedule, I like dishes like this that can be easily reheated throughout the week. This was actually a soup recipe when I first found it. I needed a side dish, however, so I simply reduced the amount of water.

Squash Stuffing Casserole

Squash Stuffing Casserole

Squash Stuffing Casserole

The recipe for this zippy side dish was given to me by my husband's grandmother. Convenient corn bread stuffing mix and a can of green chilies give fast flavor to sliced summer squash. Since I cook for just my husband and me, I often freeze the leftovers for another day. -Tara Kay Cottingham, Munday, Texas
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