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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.

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

"I'm originally from Honduras, where beans are served in different variations for breakfast, lunch and dinner," relates Carin Perkins of Waukesha, Wisconsin. "This bean and rice dish has been enjoyed by my family for generations. It's not spicy but gets nice flavor from the cilantro and cumin.

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."

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

At her home in Carrollton, Missouri, Ruby Harman dresses up stuffing mix with pork sausage and jarred mushrooms to create this in-a-dash dressing. The hearty side dish is terrific with chicken, turkey or pork.
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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.

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

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
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