20 Must-Try Cajun Classics

Bring all the flavors of Louisiana home with French Quarter favorites like jambalaya, beignets and gumbo.

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Slow-Cooker Shrimp Jambalaya

"So easy — just add everything to the crock pot and let it do its thing. Definitely worth trying."

-joecountry350

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Beignets

"It was my first time making beignets. They were super easy, and very tasty. My kids gobbled them."

-misslissa 121

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Hurricane Cocktail

"The first sip of this drink instantly transported me across the Pacific and back to my hometown of New Orleans."

-A Good Thing

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Muffuletta Panini

"These were so good! My girlfriend and I wolfed them down like there was no tomorrow."

-Mike&Cassie

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Creole Cake

"This is a delicious and moist cake. The buttermilk adds a really nice, rich flavor."

-TasteTester

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Andouille Sausage Gumbo

You can't go wrong with sausage, chicken, black-eyed peas and greens all in one hearty dish.

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Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

"After spending many years working in Southern Louisiana, this is as close as I have found to the traditional recipes."

-Keith O.

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Shrimp & Grits

"I confess, I would have never combined these ingredients myself. We were very surprised by the results! Delicious recipe."

-awalde

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Mardi Gras King Cake

Colorful inside and out, this unique king cake doesn't disappoint.

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Shrimp Po' Boy

Tender shrimp on a French roll gets amped-up with tangy remoulade in this can't-miss Cajun classic.

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Chicken & Crab Gumbo

"We really enjoyed this gumbo. We were able to make it on a whim because we had all of the ingredients on hand!"

-DancingPanda

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Baked Hush Puppies

"Great recipe! These go well with hot sauce on top."

-chef in training, lee

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Saucy Creole Shrimp

"This has the flavor of my favorite jambalaya, but without the rice or okra that is common to the dish. I love the saucy mix on couscous or even pasta."

-WhiskingWings

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Hush Puppies

"The light and fluffy texture was incredible! The green onions are a nice addition, too!"

-MamaOf3Monkeys

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Bayou Burgers

"This is a very good burger. We loved all of the seasonings and toppings, especially the green onion."

-Derf

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Creole Crab Cakes

"These were by far the best crab cakes I've ever tasted. Great recipe."

-Roger/OH

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Southern Fried Okra

"This was a great dish. The okra came out perfectly crisp, and cooked just right."

Chef #730763

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Bourbon Street Steak

"This steak was absolutely phenomenal. Everyone loved it, and raved about how amazing it was."

-Alley Barbie

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Red Beans & Rice

"I made this in the slow cooker and everyone seemed to love it!"

-whtbxrmom

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Louisiana Chicken Gumbo

"This was a new recipe I was excited about trying and I must say, it came out perfectly. The okra really added to the flavor."

-jawshoewhah

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