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Delicious Cajun Mardi Gras Recipes and Tips

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Last Updated on November 11, 2020 by Corinne Schmitt

Mardi Gras is just a few days away so I thought I would post some super yummy Cajun recipes in honor of the occasion (if you are in Louisiana, substitute “holiday” for “occasion” since you are lucky enough to live in the only state that recognizes it as such).  For those of you who are interested in the history of Mardi Gras and how New Orleans took over a tradition thousands of years old and made it their own, click here.

Happy Mardi Gras!!!! ~EXPLORE Feb 17,2012

I’ve tweaked most of these recipes to make them healthier.  This goes against the whole concept of Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”), which is about bingeing before Lent, so I am throwing in dessert too for those of you who want to enjoy the Gras as much as the Mardi.

Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya


Jambalaya or Chicken Andouille Gumbo

Shrimp Creole

Corn on the Cob

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

King Cake


Maxie's Hurricane

If you’re throwing a party, or just really want to establish a Mardi Gras mood, here are some additional tips:

  • Stock up on masks and beads to wear and/or to use as decorations
  • If decorating, use lots of purple, green, and gold
  • For music, play upbeat Jazz and Dixieland songs

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