page title icon Tasty Mardi Gras Inspired Recipes

Mardi Gras season is here. Since we can’t all join in on the parade this year, why not celebrate from home with a festive meal and dessert? I’ve created a list of Louisiana-inspired recipes, both sweet and savory, to put you in the Mardi Gras spirit. Enjoy!

Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs With Bacon

Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs With Bacon recipe

Website: Erica’s Recipes

This Creole deviled eggs recipe with crisp bacon and succulent shrimp is a perfect shrimp appetizer. Shrimp Creole taken to a whole new level, because in my shrimp deviled eggs recipe, it’s all about the kick!

Cajun Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya

Cajun Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya recipe

Website: MK Library

This Cajun sausage and chicken jambalaya recipe draws on both Cajun and Creole cuisines, with an array of traditional aromatic spices and juicy Cajun sausage in a tomato sauce. This a delicious and simple recipe to make for Mardi Gras!

King Cake Pull Apart Doughnuts

King Cake Pull Apart Doughnuts recipe

Website: Carefree Mermaid

These King Cake Pull Apart Doughnuts are the perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras. They even have a special surprise inside: Raspberry & Chocolate filling! They only take about 10 minutes to prep, and then they get popped in the oven to bake.

Mardi Gras Gumbo with Crowns and Masks

Mardi Gras Gumbo with Crowns and Masks recipe

Website: Hungry Happenings

Whenever I think about New Orleans or Cajun food I immediately think of gumbo. If you’re looking for a great gumbo recipe, look no further. Plus, the kids will love this meal because it’s topped with edible crowns and masks!

King Cake Sprinkles Bread

King Cake Sprinkles Bread recipe

Website: Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream

This king cake sprinkles bread is a fun twist on this much loved Mardi Gras dessert. The perfect easy treat to give the kids for Fat Tuesday and Carnival.

Crispy Cajun Crawfish Egg Rolls

Crispy Cajun Crawfish Egg Rolls recipe

Website: Went There 8 This

The crispy crawfish egg rolls are made with a creamy, spicy crawfish and vegetable mixture (similar to etouffee), rolled in an egg roll wrapper then fried to a nice, crispy, golden brown. Served with my amazing Cajun remoulade sauce, these Cajun style egg rolls are absolute perfection.

Mardis Gras Mini Cakes

Mardis Gras Mini Cakes recipe

Website: Artsy Momma

These moist mini cakes – swirled with purple, yellow, and green – are a fun and festive way to celebrate Mardi Gras with the kids!

New Orleans Jambalaya

New Orleans Jambalaya recipe

Website: Confetti & Bliss

This yummy jambalaya recipe is a fabulous taste of New Orleans. What you’ll love most about preparing New Orleans jambalaya is that it’s an easy one-pot meal. 

Creole Shrimp & Cheesy Cauliflower Grits

Creole Shrimp & Cheesy Cauliflower Grits recipe

Website: Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Spicy shrimp in creole seasonings over healthy “grits” made with cauliflower and cheese is a great low-carb entree to celebrate Mardi Gras with. This is soul food that is packed with delightful flavors.

Mardi Gras Cinnamon Pecan Vanilla Cake Pops

Mardi Gras Cinnamon Pecan Vanilla Cake Pops recipe

Website: Barth Bakery

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.

Shrimp Etouffee

Shrimp Etouffee recipe

Website: Ask Chef Dennis

One of my favorite dishes from the Big Easy, Shrimp Etouffee uses a technique known as smothering, which is a popular method of cooking in the Cajun areas of southwest Louisiana and the coastal counties of Mississippi. This easy to make dish would make a delicious date night dinner or would turn any night into a special occasion.

Homemade Louisianan Beignets

Louisianan Beignets recipe

Website: Mooshu Jenne

As you may know the parades have started and Mardi Gras season is in full swing. Beignets are a lovely treat great for Fat Tuesday and during Mardi Gras season. They are a famous Louisianan treat, and this is how you make them homemade.

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