Mardi Gras Recipes | Allrecipes

Mardi Gras Recipes | Allrecipes

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Baked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Rating: 4.89 stars
9

Gumbo doesn't have to be hard! Instead of slowly cooking and stirring a roux for what seems like forever, try this alternative baked method. It's not a shortcut per se, but cooking it in the oven will save you from having to stand over the stove for hours. Serve hot with a spoonful of white rice.

Air Fryer Beignets

Rating: 3.6 stars
20

These beignets take on a wholesome aspect as they're cooked in an air fryer. You will need a silicone egg-bite mold, available through retailers like Amazon®.

The Best Cream Cheese King Cake

Rating: 5 stars
7

If you're looking for a new king cake recipe to celebrate Mardi Gras, you must try this one. If you're a little intimated, don't be. Follow this recipe and don't forget to put the baby in!

Crab Stuffed Flounder

Rating: 4.5 stars
424

This is an easy recipe that my children have enjoyed. They're not big fish eaters either!

Real N'awlins Muffuletta

Rating: 4.74 stars
220

These gigantic sandwiches were invented a century ago at Sicilian Deli here in New Orleans. The spicy, tangy olive salad is what really sets this meat and cheese sandwich apart. A genuine muffuletta should be made on oven-fresh Italian bread topped with sesame seeds. Be sure and use the highest-quality ingredients available; it really makes a difference! Since you're going to all the trouble of making the olive salad, consider doubling the recipe so you'll have some extra waiting around for when you get another muffuletta craving -- it keeps for at least a month! Note: Use round bread loaves for real muffuletta.

Easy Red Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.34 stars
557

This is an easy and delicious take on a Louisiana classic that you can prepare and cook in 40 minutes! I use turkey kielbasa to cut down on the fat, but not the flavor. Season with hot pepper sauce if you like.

Crawfish Fettuccine II

Rating: 4.6 stars
20

This recipe is great for 'creamy pasta' lovers. Fettuccine noodles can easily be substituted with angel hair pasta.

Bananas Foster II

Rating: 4.8 stars
1108

On Father's Day we all tried this delicious dessert, which everyone loved. Bananas warmed in buttery rum sauce over vanilla ice cream.

Sazerac Cocktail

Rating: 4.75 stars
4

There's a lot to love about this classic whiskey and bitters beverage. The official drink of New Orleans, the Sazerac is every bit as aromatic and flavorful as most anything else from down on the bayou.

Firecracker Shrimp Roll with Crab Aioli

Rating: 4.89 stars
9

Inspired by a shrimp po'boy with crab mayo seen on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,' I decided to do an extra spicy version and give it a 4th of July-friendly name. The result is an explosively flavored combination of hot, crunchy shrimp and cold crabby mayo. This was one of the best things I've had in a long time, and that's after eating it barely warm; for best results, though, be sure to enjoy this just as soon as it's safe to eat, in all its crunchy glory.

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Inspiration and Ideas

King Cakes Rule Mardi Gras

Check out our gallery of our favorite recipes, from coffee cake-style pastries to sweet bread-like desserts.

7 Instant Pot® Recipes for Mardi Gras

These Fat Tuesday favorites are easy enough for weeknights.


Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

Rating: 4.89 stars
1147

I am going to give you my gumbo recipe. I learned to cook from my mother and grandmother who were born and raised in New Orleans and really knew how to cook. Most of the time, you could not get them to write down their recipes because they used a 'pinch' of this and 'just enough of that' and 'two fingers of water,' and so on. This recipe is a combination of both of their recipes which I have added to over the years. Serve over hot cooked rice. The gumbo can be frozen or refrigerated and many people like it better the next day. Bon appetit!

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