Mardi Gras Recipes

Revel in the flavor of our Mardi Gras recipes and have your own Cajun celebration with spicy seafood gumbos, sweet bananas foster, piled-high Po'Boys, and steaming bowls of red beans and rice.

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Our Best Mardi Gras Recipes

Bring the flavors of the festivities to your kitchen with these traditional Mardi Gras recipes.

Mardi Gras for Beginners

Mardi Gras is a season, not just a day, and it starts now. Here's how to celebrate
By Margaret Eby

Mardi Gras Munchies: Hot Crab Dip

All you need to do is turn up the Zydeco music and start partying!
By GourmetGrrl

Beignets for Mardi Gras

These little guys are so popular that there are cafes with their entire menus devoted to them.
By Jessica Colyer

Inside-Out King Cake

Now, don't be intimidated by the cake's impressive appearance, this recipe keeps the King Cake simple by using store-bought hot roll mix.
By Mark Driskill

Our Best Louisiana-Style Gumbo Recipes

Serve it with a crusty baguette for mopping up every last delicious drop.

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