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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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Zesty Corn and Beans

Zesty Corn and Beans

Zesty Corn and Beans

When you're in the mood for Mexican food, reach for this recipe. The tomato, corn and bean mixture can also be refrigerated and eaten as a relish without the rice.

Cajun Seasoning Mix

Cajun Seasoning Mix

Cajun Seasoning Mix

In Chimacum, Washington, Joy Rackham uses this fiery blend to add spark to baked sweet potato wedges. Or try the spicy mixture on pork, chicken or beef for a boost of zippy flavor.

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.
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Golden Country Grits

Golden Country Grits

Golden Country Grits

Although I was born and raised in the South, I never really cared for this truly Southern dish, but one day I was poring over my mother's collection of recipes, saw this and decided to give it a try. I've been a grits lover ever since.

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

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

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

A real Southern favorite, black-eyed peas are traditionally served on New Year's Day to bring good luck. My mother's recipe with bacon, garlic and thyme makes them extra special. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Roasted Cajun Potatoes

Roasted Cajun Potatoes

Roasted Cajun Potatoes

These nicely seasoned potatoes pair especially well with grilled pork chops or ribs. —Tamra Duncan

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.

Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra

Golden brown with a little fresh green showing through, these okra nuggets are crunchy and addicting! My sons like to dip them in ketchup. —Pam Duncan, Summers, Arkansas

Cajun Cabbage

Cajun Cabbage

Cajun Cabbage

We love this dish at our house, and whenever I take it to a potluck, it disappears just as quickly as it does at home. This pleasing recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law from Louisiana. I've made some changes in the ingredients, but the snappy Cajun flavor is still there. It's easy to increase for any number of guests.
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