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Mardi Gras Side Dishes

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Corn bread is a staple of Cajun and Creole cuisine. This is an old favorite that I found in the bottom of my recipe drawer, and it really tastes wonderful. —Enid Hebert, Lafayette, Louisiana
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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

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

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.
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Deluxe Corn Bread Stuffing

Deluxe Corn Bread Stuffing

Deluxe Corn Bread Stuffing

When my husband and I were newlyweds and far from family, we invited friends over for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. I searched for stuffing recipes and combined the best aspects of several to create this one. Everyone liked it, and I still make it for holidays.

Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

This group-size dish is quick, simple and tasty. People always ask for "just a little more". I guess you could call it one of my Southern favorites.—Kathy Rogers, Natchez, Mississippi

Succotash

Succotash

Succotash

You can't get more "Southern" than succotash. This recipe comes from my mother, who was a fantastic cook. This dish made her famous at least with everyone who ever tasted it.

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".

Pecan-Cornbread Dressing

Pecan-Cornbread Dressing

Pecan-Cornbread Dressing

Plenty of pecans and bacon give this stuffing a unique flavor— while using a packaged mix cuts down on the preparation time. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee Wisconsin

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."

Cajun Potato Wedges

Cajun Potato Wedges

Cajun Potato Wedges

These terrific-tasting three-ingredient potatoes go with all kinds of summer entrees and just couldn't be much easier! Merle Dyck – Elkford, BC

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

Tomato Pasta Side Dish

This pleasant pasta dish offers an elegant way to round out almost any meal. And with so few ingredients, it couldn’t get much easier! Mandi Smith - Knoxville, TN
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