24 Must-Try Cajun Classics

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

Slow-Cooker Shrimp Jambalaya

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



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

-misslissa 121

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

King Cake

"My husband said this one was the best king cakes he's ever had, and I'd have to agree!"

-Jenn from New Orlea

New Orleans Red Beans & Rice

"This is outstanding! As good as, if not better than, some of the spots in the French Quarter. This is the only red beans and rice recipe that I will ever use!"

-karen k.

Northern Style Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers

“I wanted to create a fun, spicy appetizer for a party I was having in the middle of winter. These little gems were a huge hit.”


Muffuletta Panini

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


Creole Cake

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


Andouille Sausage Gumbo

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

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.

Shrimp & Grits

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


Nutella Cream-Stuffed Beignets

New Orleans-style beignets, but filled to the brim with chocolate-hazelnut cream! Don't forget the confectioners' sugar.

Rainbow King Cake

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

Shrimp Po' Boy

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

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!"


Baked Hush Puppies

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

-chef in training, lee

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."


Hush Puppies

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


Bayou Burgers

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


Creole Crab Cakes

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


Southern Fried Okra

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

Chef #730763

Bourbon Street Steak

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

-Alley Barbie

Red Beans & Rice

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


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."