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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.

Spicy Beans 'n' Rice

Spicy Beans 'n' Rice

Spicy Beans 'n' Rice

Savory Cajun flavor zips up this quick skillet dish that's loaded with beans, tomatoes, rice and seasonings. "It's delicious served with corn bread muffins," notes Ranae Jones from Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Spicy Roasted Potatoes

Spicy Roasted Potatoes

Spicy Roasted Potatoes

"I came up with this recipe when I had some leftover taco seasoning mix. I used it to spice up oven fries...and they were an immediate hit!" writes Linda Tepper of Clifton Park, New York.

Indian Baked Corn

Indian Baked Corn

Indian Baked Corn

Corn is a popular side dish at our family gatherings, and this deliciously different recipe may be why! So colorful and zesty, it's a blue-ribbon winner and a time-tested treasure.
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Corn 'n' Red Pepper Medley

Corn 'n' Red Pepper Medley

Corn 'n' Red Pepper Medley

This fresh-tasting side dish is a fun treatment for corn. It's colorful, comes together quickly on the stovetop and goes well with just about any main course, particularly grilled items.—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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.”

Mexican Zucchini Casserole

Mexican Zucchini Casserole

Mexican Zucchini Casserole

Use some of your garden bounty to whip up this zesty quiche-like casserole that teams zucchini with cheese, onion, egg and jalapeno pepper. Dolores Kitzinger of Appleton, Wisconsin sent in the recipe. "You could serve it as a meatless main dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner," she notes.

Black Bean Tart

Black Bean Tart

Black Bean Tart

"This colorful dish was a hit at a get-together I had for friends," say Ellen Papa, who works as a caterer in Miami, Florida. "I served the tart with sour cream on the side, a green salad and crusty bread."

Western Potatoes

Western Potatoes

Western Potatoes

"I love to fix this saucy casserole for potluck dinners or when I need to feed a crowd," shares Janice Thompson of Martin, Michigan. "The zippy potatoes go well with grilled foods such as barbecued chicken and beef shish kabobs."

Corn and Peppers

Corn and Peppers

Corn and Peppers

Add a little pep to plain corn with this flavorful recipe. It's as colorful as it is fresh tasting.—Carol J. Gaus, Itasca, Illinois

Slow-Cooked Beans

Slow-Cooked Beans

Slow-Cooked Beans

This flavorful bean dish adds nice variety to any buffet...it's a bit different than traditional baked beans. It's a snap to prepare, too, since it uses convenient canned beans and prepared barbecue sauce and salsa.

Zucchini Mexicali

Zucchini Mexicali

Zucchini Mexicali

Try this swift skillet sensation when you're strapped for time. "This vegetable side dish goes with practically any meal," notes Pauletta Bushnell of Lebanon, Oregon. For more south-of-the-border flavor, simple increase the taco sauce.
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