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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.

Cajun Fried Rice

Cajun Fried Rice

Cajun Fried Rice

Karen Combs of Union Bridge, Maryland puts leftover pork to good use as a side or main dish. "The colorful combination is a family favorite," she assures. It's a budget favorite, too, at 49 cents a serving.

Hearty Black-Eyed Peas

Hearty Black-Eyed Peas

Hearty Black-Eyed Peas

In Simpsonville, South Carolina, Pauletta Anderson prepares this hearty herb-seasoned combination of sausage, black-eyed peas, tomatoes and green pepper. "Even my sister, who doesn't like black-eyed peas, can't get enough of this delicious dish," she writes.

Big-Batch Baked Beans

Big-Batch Baked Beans

Big-Batch Baked Beans

"All in the family" is how Kathy Herron describes her tasty baked beans. "My mom got the recipe from my aunt, then shared it with me when she saw how much my husband enjoyed the dish. It's great to take to potlucks and picnics," jots Kathy from Jamestown, New York.
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Sweet N Sour Beans

Sweet N Sour Beans

Sweet N Sour Beans

This recipe is popular on both sides of the border. It came from a friend in Alaska, then traveled with me to old Mexico, where I lived for 5 years, and is now a potluck favorite in my Arkansas community. It's easy to keep the beans warm and serve from a slow cooker. -Barbara Short, Mena, Arkansas

Mushroom Corn Bread Dressing

Mushroom Corn Bread Dressing

Mushroom Corn Bread Dressing

This family-pleasing dressing is moist and flavorful, and it makes enough for a large gathering.—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Classic Red Beans N Rice

Classic Red Beans N Rice

Classic Red Beans N Rice

We've lived here, where Cajun cooking is common, for nearly 25 years and have come to rely on this staple menu item. If you've never tried red beans and rice before, I assure you'll like this recipe.—Jackie Turnage, New Iberia, Louisiana

Perfect Scalloped Oysters

Perfect Scalloped Oysters

Perfect Scalloped Oysters

My family— husband, children and grandchildren— all look forward to this easy seafood side dish. It's one I've made for well over 30 years.

Creole Green Beans

Creole Green Beans

Creole Green Beans

Even though our children are grown, my husband and I remain busy. So we rely on speedy recipes that call for everyday ingredients. This peppery treatment really wakes up green beans. It makes enough that we have leftovers, which is helpful since our schedules sometimes keep us from eating together. —Sue Kuhn, Dublin, Ohio

Red Beans 'n' Brown Rice

Red Beans 'n' Brown Rice

Red Beans 'n' Brown Rice

This side dish takes a flavorful twist on traditional red beans and rice. "The sweetness of the molasses and ketchup contrasts nicely with the garlic and onion...and reminds some people of barbecued beans," writes Rita Farmer of Houston, Texas. "This dish never fails to spark compliments and recipe requests.

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.

Quick Corn Bread Dressing

Quick Corn Bread Dressing

Quick Corn Bread Dressing

Marybeth Thompson of Thurmont, Maryland uses convenient pantry items to create Corn Bread Dressing, a swift side dish that complements the chops. "I revised a main-dish casserole recipe to make this unique stuffing side dish," Marybeth explains. "I've often delivered it, along with pork or chicken, to friends who are just out of the hospital. It always receives rave reviews."
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