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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.

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Seasoned with cilantro, this easy-to-prepare corn on the cob is sure to be a standout at your Labor Day picnic. Wrapping the corn in foil helps lock in the flavors. -Kara De la vega, Suisun City, California

Chili-Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Chili-Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Chili-Cheese Mashed Potatoes

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Peter Halferty jazzes up instant mashed potatoes with garlic, green chilies and cheese to create this speedy side dish. "It's really tasty and really quick," he assures.

Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers

Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers

Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers

Filled with corn, salsa, green onions, mozzarella cheese and bacon, these grilled pepper halves are sure to liven up your next cookout. "They have a wonderful taste and give a fun twist to the usual corn on the cob,"—Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland.
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Southwestern Fried Rice

Southwestern Fried Rice

Southwestern Fried Rice

This speedy skillet supper from Marcia Lee of Dewitt, New York combines tender cubes of chicken with a variety of vegetables, rice, salsa and seasoning. Try pairing her entree with refried beans or corn bread for fun fiesta fare.

Peppered Cilantro Rice

Peppered Cilantro Rice

Peppered Cilantro Rice

This colorful confetti rice is a traditional dish in Puerto Rico. We enjoy it in the summer alongside grilled shrimp kabobs, but it is good with most any entree. -Laura Lunardi of West Chester, Pennsylvania

Unfried Refried Beans

Unfried Refried Beans

Unfried Refried Beans

"Refried beans were a staple in our home when I was growing up, but the dish my dad made called for crisp bacon and bacon fat," writes Michelle Martinez of Albany, New York. "Being health-conscious, I lightened up the recipe and found that it remained as tasty as I remember from my childhood.

Spicy Creamed Corn

Spicy Creamed Corn

Spicy Creamed Corn

"One of my family's favorite vegetables is corn, and this quick corn dish is so easy to prepare," assures Nancy McDonald of Burns, Wyoming. "It tastes delicious and goes very well with turkey and chicken. It's a simple way to add a touch of spice to your meal."

Salsa Red Beans 'n' Rice

Salsa Red Beans 'n' Rice

Salsa Red Beans 'n' Rice

Diane Harrison of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania up this quick side dish using canned kidney beans, brown rice and salsa. It's an ideal accompaniment to Mexican-style entrees but can also be served as a meatless main dish for a light meal. "This is a family favorite," relates Diane.

Hot Green Rice

Hot Green Rice

Hot Green Rice

"Our boys don't like spinach, but they love this casserole," relates Judy Brown of Rockdale, Texas. "I think the jalapeno peppers disguise the spinach taste."

Chili-Stuffed Potatoes

Chili-Stuffed Potatoes

Chili-Stuffed Potatoes

Microwave baked potatoes and convenient canned vegetarian chili make this hearty dish a snap to take to the table! It's colorful, too, topped with goodies like fresh tomatoes, reduced-fat sour cream and shredded cheese. "These potatoes are great for cookouts or picnic meals," Laura Lunardi notes from West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Black Bean Medley

Black Bean Medley

Black Bean Medley

This sassy southwestern-style entree stars a blend of corn, black beans, sweet peppers and zesty stewed tomatoes that's spooned over brown rice. "I like to serve it for lunch," writes Sandra Shafer of Mountain View, California. "It's also tasty made with salsa instead of the tomatoes."
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