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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.

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.

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.
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Old-Fashioned Fried Green Tomatoes

Old-Fashioned Fried Green Tomatoes

Old-Fashioned Fried Green Tomatoes

When I was growing up, these were a summertime favorite with my family. Back then, we just dipped the tomato slices in flour and fried them in butter.

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

Potatoes with Crab Sauce

Potatoes with Crab Sauce

Potatoes with Crab Sauce

Corene Thorsen, from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, adds crab to the creamy and comforting sauce she pours over spuds. "The mild sauce allows the delicate flavor of the crab to shine through," she declares. "This combination tastes great of leftover pasta, too."

Creole Stuffed Tomatoes

Creole Stuffed Tomatoes

Creole Stuffed Tomatoes

One of my hobbies is cooking and trying out different foods. This recipe is something I created years ago and have made many times since.

Creole Rice

Creole Rice

Creole Rice

I've found a fast and fantastic way to turn leftover rice into a spectacular side dish. I spice it up with Creole seasoning and pepper to give it a boost of flavor, then sprinkle it with paprika for color. Rest assured that no one will figure out the zippy combination is a "second-day dish".

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

Fruit & Nut Andouille Stuffing

Fruit & Nut Andouille Stuffing

Fruit & Nut Andouille Stuffing

This special stuffing recipe has been a Thanksgiving tradition with our family for many years. It reminds us of home, family, and all the things that make the holiday season so special. —Kathleen Specht, Clinton, Montana

Roasted Fresh Okra

Roasted Fresh Okra

Roasted Fresh Okra

If you have picky eaters who worry about texture, roasted okra is marvelous. It's OK to crowd the pan. Okra shrinks as it cooks. —Anna Katsoulis, Greenville, North Carolina
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