Mardi Gras Recipes & Menu Ideas

No matter where you are celebrating, these Cajun and Creole-style Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday recipes are great to enjoy a taste of New Orleans right at home. Let the good times roll!

Southern BBQ Shrimp and Cheese Grits.

Spicy plump shrimp and creamy cheese grits are a perfect Mardi Gras match.

The Best Classic Hurricane Cocktail

Fruity, sweet, and oh-so strong, this drink is a New Orleans staple.

Easy Mardi Gras Hot Muffuletta Dip

Loaded with green olives, salami, and gooey melty cheeses.

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

A quick and easy weeknight meal loaded with bold, spicy flavor.

Homemade Pecan Praline Ice Cream

The perfect balance of creamy, rich, crunchy, sweet and satisfying!

Easy to Make Mardi Gras Snack Mix 

Loaded with sweet and savory goodies in festive Mardi Gras colors.

Shrimp Creole with Spicy Cajun Cream Sauce

A Louisiana-inspired recipe made with sour cream and tomatoes.

Old-Fashioned Pecan Pralines Recipe

A classic Southern candy with pecans, butterscotch, and caramel. 

Easy Cheesy Creole Shrimp Toast Recipe

Quick and easy snack or appetizer that can be (mostly) made ahead!

Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Po'Boy Sandwich

Breaded shrimp with buffalo sauce makes a spicy Cajun-style po'boy.

Classic Cajun Dirty Rice with Sausage

Delicious combo of rice, spices, veggies, sausage, and chicken livers.

The Best Blackened Shrimp

Spiced shrimp are quickly pan seared for an easy and satisfying main dish. 

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