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Mardi Gras Side Dishes

Looking for Mardi Gras side dishes? Get easy to make Mardi Gras side dish recipes. Taste of Home has side dishes for Mardi Gras including Mardi Gras rice sides, grits recipes, and more Mardi Gras side dishes.

Savory Corn Bread Dressing

Savory Corn Bread Dressing

Savory Corn Bread Dressing

Nothing gets the family hanging around like the aroma of this savory dressing baking alongside the turkey. Drizzled with hot gravy, it tastes even better than it smells.

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

This pleasant pasta dish offers an elegant way to round out almost any meal. And with so few ingredients, it couldn’t get much easier! Mandi Smith - Knoxville, TN

Crispy Cajun Potato Wedges

Crispy Cajun Potato Wedges

Crispy Cajun Potato Wedges

A sprinkle of Cajun seasoning lends spunk to these hearty, cornflake-coated wedges. “My husband, Jim, and I love potatoes, so I’m always trying to come up with new, lower-fat recipes,” notes LaDonna Reed of Ponca City, Oklahoma.
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Red Beans 'n' Rice with Sausage

Red Beans 'n' Rice with Sausage

Red Beans 'n' Rice with Sausage

Red beans and rice is classic, comforting fare from my hometown of New Orleans. Our Mardi Gras celebration isn't complete without it.

Creole Corn

Creole Corn

Creole Corn

Colorful veggies combine with bay leaf and bacon in this zippy Southern-style side dish from field editor Joyce Turley of Slaughters, Kentucky.

Grilled Summer Veggies

Grilled Summer Veggies

Grilled Summer Veggies

After tasting a delicious mix of vegetables that a friend threw together and grilled, I went home and came up with a similar medley that I really like. You can adjust the ingredients to your taste.

Cajun Buttered Corn

Cajun Buttered Corn

Cajun Buttered Corn

In Duluth, Georgia, Anne-Lise Botting whips up a seasoned butter to spice up corn-on-the-cob. "Flavored with garlic and chili powders, the butter is the perfect complement to fresh corn," she says.

Spicy Asparagus Spears

Spicy Asparagus Spears

Spicy Asparagus Spears

This no-fuss dish gets its zippy taste from Cajun seasoning and crushed red pepper flakes. Even those who don't like asparagus will enjoy these buttery spears.

Corn Bread Dressing

Corn Bread Dressing

Corn Bread Dressing

Drew Weeks sent the recipe for this old-fashioned dressing from his home in Edisto Island, South Carolina.

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

The phrases “holiday dinner” and “low-fat” are seldom used together, unless Rebecca Baird’s corn bread stuffing is on the menu. Made with turkey sausage, herbs, fruit and veggies, this recipe lets you enjoy all the trimmings without the guilt, notes the field editor from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cajun Red Beans

Cajun Red Beans

Cajun Red Beans

I like to make this main dish when I'm having company for dinner, since it serves a bunch. Warm corn bread makes a great accompaniment.
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