20 Must-Try Mardi Gras Recipes

Bring all the flavors of New Orleans home on Fat Tuesday with these French Quarter favorites that are sure to be the hit of your Mardi Gras party.

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More Party Ideas Chicken, Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya Chicken, Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

"This jambalaya recipe is a great example of why I spend so much time searching for new things to make. The leftovers were even better."

-cuisinebymae

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Slow-Cooker Jambalaya

"I made this for a party, and everyone that came immediately asked what smelled so good. It was a little extra spicy and we all loved it."

-imarunnergirl

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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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Beignets for Ze' Lay- Zay!

"We made these to celebrate Mardi Gras and they were excellent. A friend who has had traditional beignets said they were just like the real deal."

-cooking_neko83

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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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Muffuletta Panini

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

-Mike&Cassie

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Louisiana Crawfish Casserole

"I've lived in the heart of 'Cajun Country' all my life, and I cannot believe that this is the first time I've come across a recipe as delicious as this casserole"

-merlotrouge

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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. This is a 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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King Cake

"This will become my traditional Mardi Gras cake from now on. I loved the addition of the almond filling, and since the recipe makes two cakes, I was able to give one to my neighbors."

-PaulaG

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Cajun-Style Chicken Gumbo

"This flavorful gumbo was quick and easy to prepare. It made a wonderful, cozy dinner."

-Millie1981

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Shrimp & Grits

"This was a fabulous dish. It came together quickly and easily because I had most of the ingredients on hand."

-mealtimemom

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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

"These beans are as good, if not better, than ones I've had in the French Quarter. I made them for a party and everybody went back for seconds, and thirds."

-fancy-pants

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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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Muffuletta Sandwich

"To make this muffuletta, I used store-bought olive salad and added mortadella and capicola meats. I felt like I was right back in the Big Easy."

-Anita Harris

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Hurricane

"These cocktails are sweet, but not too sweet. They have a lovely flavor."

-NcMysteryShopper

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Favorite Hush Puppies

"These hush puppies puffed up very nicely and had a touch of sweetness. I loved the secret ingredient: brown sugar."

-Marsha D.

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Oyster or Shrimp Po' Boys

"A true N'awlins-style po' boy sandwich! I served this with sweet potato fries and added Creole seasoning."

-PaulaG

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