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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.

Veggie Bean Casserole

Veggie Bean Casserole

Veggie Bean Casserole

I serve this as a meatless main dish, but it also makes a nice side dish. It freezes and reheats well, so I’ll sometimes double the recipe. It has a colorful combination of carrots, corn, beans and tomatoes.

Hot Potato Dippers

Hot Potato Dippers

Hot Potato Dippers

These crunchy oven fries are always a hit with Ray Luoma’s family in Mansfield, Ohio. For a little variety, he sometimes substitutes Parmesan cheese and Italian herb seasoning for the chili powder and garlic salt.

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.
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Salsa Zucchini

Salsa Zucchini

Salsa Zucchini

It took Teri Wolfson just three ingredients to create this tasty and super easy side dish. The reader from Knoxville, Tennessee writes, “It's great on the grill but the best part is there's no clean up.”

Basil Polenta with Beans 'n' Peppers

Basil Polenta with Beans 'n' Peppers

Basil Polenta with Beans 'n' Peppers

Basil livens up polenta and beans in this colorful, meatless supper from Kimberly Hammond, Kingwood, Texas. Add a salad and fresh fruit to complete the nice, light meal.

Cilantro Corn Saute

Cilantro Corn Saute

Cilantro Corn Saute

“This is an easy side dish that goes with most anything,” says Lisa Langston of Conroe, Texas. With cilantro and cumin, it's strong on Southwest flavor.

Sweet Corn 'n' Peppers

Sweet Corn 'n' Peppers

Sweet Corn 'n' Peppers

Peppers add punch to this mouthwatering grilled sweet corn.—Grace Camp, Owingsville, Kentucky.

Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice

"As a wife and mother on a busy farm, I like family-pleasing recipes that are simple," says May Anderson of De Valls Bluff, Arkansas. "This is a favorite of ours that came from Liz Cazer, a member of the local 4-H club that I lead."

Western Skillet

Western Skillet

Western Skillet

Onion soup mix accents the flavor of this easy beef-and-rice combo shared by Carol Trussler, "Just add a green salad, and your meal is ready," says the Petersburg, Ontario cook. TIP: Don't have these exact ingredients on hand? Feel free to replace the frozen peas with corn or green beans, or use Swiss cheese instead of shredded cheddar cheese.

Cilantro Potatoes

Cilantro Potatoes

Cilantro Potatoes

Fresh cilantro gives exotic Syrian-style flavor to these easy skillet potatoes. They’re a great complement to Mom’s tangy kabobs. —Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Salsa Chicken Potatoes

Salsa Chicken Potatoes

Salsa Chicken Potatoes

In Warsaw, Indiana, Janice Torrence serves her potatoes southwestern-style with salsa and a little sour cream. "My whole family enjoys this recipe," she relates. "Plus, I can prepare it using cooked chicken that is left over from another meal."
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