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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.