Mardi Gras Recipes Not to Miss

Mardi Gras Recipes Not to Miss 4 Rating(s)

mardi gras recipes and mask, king cakeThere are so many fun things to enjoy about Mardi Gras – dressing up, masks, beads, parades, but most of all … (in my opinion), the great New Orleans’ food that can’t be beat.

Whether you’re planning a Mardi Gras party or simply enjoying some fun family time, consider a few simple decorations to get everyone in the party spirit.

These DIY Mardi Gras Masks from Aida Mollenkamp are cute and easy – a simple way to “jazz” up the evening!

Mardi Gras DIY Mask by Aida Mollenkamp

Photo by Aida Mollenkamp


Now to get on with some dinner and dessert ideas for your Mardi Gras party or meal.

There are so many great New Orleans recipes, it was hard for me to narrow down this list to just a few options!

Creole Seafood Gumbo

Scrumptious gumbo with andouille sausage, ham, crab meat, oysters, and shrimp in a brown sauce; perfect served with a little brown rice.


Red Beans and Rice

Simmer red beans with onion, garlic, and seasonings (and some ham or sausage, if you like), and serve with brown rice or some fried potatoes.

Red Beans and Rice recipe, Cajun


Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Andouille sausage and chicken cooked in a creamy cajun sauce with pasta (feel free to add some shrimp at the last minute, if you like).

Cajun Jambalaya Pasta recipe with sausage and chicken


Mardi Gras King Cake

Jellyroll type cake layered with cinnamon and sugar, topped with a glaze and pretty colored sugar for a festive look.


Chicken Muffuletta Sandwiches

Homemade olive tapenade makes these chicken sandwiches absolutely delicious.


Shrimp Etouffe

Shrimp is dished up in a spicy seasoned tomato sauce and served traditionally over white rice.

Shrimp Etouffee


Tilapia Po’Boy

Serve up some Cajun spiced skillet-fried tilapia fillets on a sandwich roll with pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and onion.


Chicken Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

Spicy Cajun chicken patties with peppers and onions served up with a homemade Remoulade sauce.  Delicious with a big salad.

chicken cakes with remoulade sauce recipe


Does your family have Mardi Gras food or celebration traditions?  Do you have other recipe suggestions you would make for Mardi Gras?  We love hearing your thoughts and suggestions and look forward to seeing your comments below.

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