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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 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.
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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.

Oyster Sausage Stuffing

Oyster Sausage Stuffing

Oyster Sausage Stuffing

“I’ve had this wonderful, light recipe for more than 30 years and always use it during the holidays,” says Page Alexander from Baldwin City, Kansas. “But it’s so rich and buttery that I often serve it with pork roast or stuff pork chops with it during the year. It never fails to bring raves.”

Irish Spud Strips

Irish Spud Strips

Irish Spud Strips

"I came up with this recipe by sheer luck when I was trying to create a good tasting yet different side dish," explains Naomi Kay Smith of Canandaigua, New York. She tosses the crisp fries with Cajun seasoning and Parmesan cheese. "They're a bit hit with my family."

Southern Peas and Rice

Southern Peas and Rice

Southern Peas and Rice

"Nothing beats good old-fashioned comfort food," confirms Amber Zurbrugg of Alliance, Ohio. "This is wonderful on a cold day." Hot sauce adds a little zip to the black-eyed peas in her quick skillet side dish.

Shrimp Corn Bread Dressing

Shrimp Corn Bread Dressing

Shrimp Corn Bread Dressing

A co-worker from Louisiana shared hearty helpings of this delightful dressing (and copies of the recipe!) more than 20 years ago. It's been a "must" on my Thanksgiving menu ever since.
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