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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.

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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

Corn Bread Casserole

Corn Bread Casserole

Corn Bread Casserole

It's easy to add variety to this dish by stirring in cooked, crumbled bacon. since my husband likes spicy foods, I frequently sprinkle chopped jalapeno peppers over half of the casserole for him.—Carrina Cooper, McAlpin, Florida

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
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Grits Casserole

Grits Casserole

Grits Casserole

Grits is a main ingredient for many Southern meals. I've had this recipe for years and never grow tired of it. It's especially good to serve on a lazy weekend, since leftover portions are very tasty served cold.

Meatless Hopping John

Meatless Hopping John

Meatless Hopping John

"I traditionally make this black-eyed pea dish for New Year's celebrations," notes Ann Buckendahl of Benton, Kansas. "This version has more seasonings and veggies than the classic Southern dish."

Wedge Potatoes

Wedge Potatoes

Wedge Potatoes

“These simple-to-fix potato wedges are great with burgers, chicken sandwiches, fish and other entrees,” says Barbara Trautmann from Ham Lake, Minnesota.

Bacon Collard Greens

Bacon Collard Greens

Bacon Collard Greens

A staple of Southern cuisine, these collard greens are tossed with smoked bacon for one incredible side dish. —Marsha Ankeney, Niceville, Florida

Sweet Potato Wedges with Chili Mayo

Sweet Potato Wedges with Chili Mayo

Sweet Potato Wedges with Chili Mayo

Cajun spices bring the zing to roasted sweet potatoes—a side dish my family eats frequently. We dunk them in chili-spiced mayo. —Raymonde Bourgeois, Swastika, Ontario

Crab-Stuffed Potatoes

Crab-Stuffed Potatoes

Crab-Stuffed Potatoes

Crabmeat is a favorite in this part of the country. It gives twice-baked potatoes great flavor, and the onions add zip-potato lovers rave about them.

Deluxe Corn Bread Stuffing

Deluxe Corn Bread Stuffing

Deluxe Corn Bread Stuffing

When my husband and I were newlyweds and far from family, we invited friends over for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. I searched for stuffing recipes and combined the best aspects of several to create this one. Everyone liked it, and I still make it for holidays.

Okra Medley

Okra Medley

Okra Medley

My husband, Charles, came up with this recipe. Pair it with a crispy pan of hot corn bread and you have a wonderful healthy meal.
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