There 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!
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!
Scrumptious gumbo with andouille sausage, ham, crab meat, oysters, and shrimp in a brown sauce; perfect served with a little brown 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.
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).
Jellyroll type cake layered with cinnamon and sugar, topped with a glaze and pretty colored sugar for a festive look.
Homemade olive tapenade makes these chicken sandwiches absolutely delicious.
Shrimp is dished up in a spicy seasoned tomato sauce and served traditionally over white rice.
Serve up some Cajun spiced skillet-fried tilapia fillets on a sandwich roll with pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and onion.
Spicy Cajun chicken patties with peppers and onions served up with a homemade Remoulade sauce. Delicious with a big salad.
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.