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If it’s Mardi Gras food you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place! We’re taking a trip through the French Quarter and making delicious Mardi Gras food recipes you’ll love to enjoy at home.
All of you Cajun favorites, from dinners like jambalaya and gumbo to snacks such as hush puppies and more. Of course, we won’t forget the Mardi Gras dessert classic, King Cake!
These southern creole favorites will make celebrating Mardi Gras at home feel like you’re partying in New Orleans!
Mardi Gras Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
Take a trip to New Orleans without leaving your own kitchen. These dinner recipes are Creole favorites and perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras at home.
Make one for lunch and one for dinner – or celebrate all week long!
Head further down the page for delicious Mardi Gras desserts including several different King Cake and Beignet recipes!
Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya
A delicious dinner recipe that is baked right in your oven. With the flavors of your classic jambalaya recipe, shrimp, and sausage, everyone will love this baked jambalaya recipe.
Cajun Shrimp and Grits
Make this classic dish of Cajun Shrimp and Cheesy Grits for Mardi Gras dinner!
This recipe is ready in under 30 minutes and features a side dish of sauteed greens to balance out the meal.
Want to go a little lighter? Try this Cajun Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits here.
Chicken Sausage Gumbo
A hearty Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with a cajun essence that you’ll love digging into.
This is a bowl of comfort food that’s perfect for winter and cozy gatherings.
Are you a fan of muffaletta? Then you’ll love this baked muffaletta pie.
Layers of ham, salami, mozzarella, provolone, and olive salad are even better when baked into the bread itself!
Shrimp Po’Boys Sandwich
A NOLA classic that you must have at least once this Mardi Gras season, a shrimp Po’Boy sandwich.
Loaded with Cajun flavors and served with a side of pickles and chips – just like you’d get in the French Quarter!
New Orleans Gumbo
This New Orleans Gumbo recipe is made with spicy smoked andouille sausage, crab, shrimp, oysters, okra and vegetables, all served over steamed white rice.
Cajun Salad Recipe
This Cajun Maque Choux salad recipe with crispy bacon and corn is a must-try.
Inspired by the classic Maque Choux, it’s a twist on a classic for your Mardi Gras celebrations!
Muffuletta Sandwich – Keto
Nothing says New Orleans more than a muffuletta sandwich.
This homemade keto/low carb version is gluten-free plus packed full of meats, cheese, and the traditional olive salad.
Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs
This Creole deviled eggs recipe with crisp bacon and succulent shrimp is a perfect shrimp snack or appetizer.
Shrimp Creole taken to a whole new level!
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Spicy, smoky Andouille sausage, tender pieces of juicy chicken thighs, and vegetables all cooked in a thick, roux based broth, this Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is GOOD STUFF.
Classic Hush Puppies
Hush puppies sure are a southern classic, and one of my personal favorites. Most people don’t even know that hush puppies originated right in the heart of Mardi Gras country, New Orleans!
Try this recipe for a quick and easy bite while you’re celebrating this February!
Vegan Creole Dirty Rice
An Easy Vegan Dirty Rice recipe that won’t have you missing the meat!
This meatless, vegetarian version of the traditional Louisiana Cajun/Creole side dish is gluten-free, allergy-free, and still full of flavorful Southern comfort and authentic “dirty” color!
Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice are a smoky, spicy Louisiana staple.
Full of Andouille sausage, ham hock, creole Cajun spices. Fit for Mardi Gras or any day!
Mardi Gras Dessert
Get inspired and dive into Mardi Gras festivities with these delicious dessert recipes.
They’re easy, colorful, and are the ideal New Orleans style Mardi Gras desserts everyone has come to know and love!
King Cake Bites
A taste of NOLA, these king cake bites will bring Mardi Gras home and have you asking for another bite! Make them easily with just a few ingredients and your party will be a hit!
Mardi Gras Cake Pops
Celebrate the Carnival season with these easy and beautiful Mardi Gras-inspired cake pops.
These fun cake pops are an unexpected twist on a classic King cake featuring the traditional flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, and pecan and topped with festive purple, green, and yellow decorations.
Gluten-Free Vegan King Cake
Carnival season in New Orleans means it’s time to bake up a King Cake for Mardi Gras! This Gluten-Free King Cake recipe is vegan, allergy-free, lightened-up, and low in sugar!
A rich brioche-style cake ring with a sweet, buttery filling, decorated with icing and bold colored sugar crystals! A classic Fat Tuesday dessert everyone will love!
Mardi Gras Donuts
These Mardi Gras Donuts are the perfect dessert or breakfast for Fat Tuesday!
These baked donuts start with a boxed cake mix and end with delicious sweet icing.
These instant beignets are bursting with vanilla and blood orange flavors.
It’s the ginger compote that makes these just irresistible!
Mardi Gras Candy Charcuterie
Not in the mood to cook, try making this beautiful Mardi Gras candy charcuterie board!
Loaded with Mardi Gras themed candies, colors, and everyone’s favorite beads, it’s a must-do for this year’s at home celebrations!
King Cake Cheesecake Bars
Inspired by the New Orleans iconic Mardi Gras King Cake, these bars meet all of the flavor requirements and are just as delicious as the classic King Cake, but are much easier to make.
With six layers consisting of a buttery shortbread crust topped with a rich, creamy cheesecake, followed by cinnamon spice candied pecans, then another layer of shortbread, coated with a vanilla glaze, and decorated with crunchy, colorful sanding sugar, these bars are perfect for any Mardi Gras celebration.
Pecan King Cake
King Cake is a Mardi Gras tradition that has made it’s way to much of the Upper Gulf Coast. Bake your own to celebrate Mardi Gras!
These fun sourdough beignets are the perfect treat for Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras Food
So how about all of this Mardi Gras food? These recipes are sure to make your party at home a delight.
Try one, try them all! Let us know how you like them.
We hope you have a happy and safe Mardi Gras!
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