Mardi Gras is known for its big, colorful celebrations, and more than anything, for its food! Also known as Fat Tuesday, this is a holiday all about eating rich, fatty foods, before the traditional practice of fasting for Lent. We’re here to narrow down some of the most decadent, easy Mardi Gras recipes that are sure to make you want to party, too!
Mardi Gras is a Carnival celebration all about parades and good food, and no city in the States is known for its reverence of the holiday greater than New Orleans! You’ll find the biggest parties here, with masquerades and loud music and lots and lots of delicious Cajun-style food! Did you know that the Cajun French phrase, “laissez les bons temps rouler,”’ is the slogan for these festivities? Appropriately, it means “let the good times roll!”
Cajun-style food is the traditional choice for Mardi Gras parties! This cuisine is known for its big flavors, aromatic spices and cooking methods, including barbecuing and big seafood boils. It’s called “Fat Tuesday” for a reason, so enjoy it with a feast! You don’t even have to be in New Orleans: you can throw your own party right at home!
Mardi Gras Party Tips
- Decorate with the official Mardi Gras colors: gold, purple, and green! They have meanings, too: purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.
- Don’t be afraid to go over-the-top.
- Hand out beads! You won’t see a single Mardi Gras celebration without beads.
- Try theming your party. For example, you could make it a masquerade, which is traditional for the holiday!
Here’s a sneak peek of one of the recipes: Bananas Foster from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Make the most of your celebration with our Easy Mardi Gras recipes! You won’t want to miss out on these big flavors, whether or not you’re throwing a party. Be sure to drop by on Sunday at 7pm EST when we’ll be tweeting all about the holiday!
Sunday Supper Easy Mardi Gras Recipes
- Andouille and Crawfish Pimento Cheese Fries by Soulfully Made
- Hot Louisiana Shrimp Dip by Sprinkles and Sprouts
- Mardi Gras Muffaletta Dip by For the Love of Food
- Piquant Shrimp Balls by Food Lust People Love
- Trinidadian doubles by Caroline’s Cooking
- Andouille and Chicken Gumbo by Delaware Girl Eats
- Bananas Foster French Toast by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal by Cooking With Carlee
- Blackened Shrimp Pasta by Seduction in the Kitchen
- Cajun Courtbouillon by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Cajun Pasta Carnivale by Palatable Pastime
- Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo by The Freshman Cook
- Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta by Wholistic Woman
- Creole Beef and Rice Bowls by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Easy Shrimp and Grits Recipe by Life Tastes Good
- Gluten Free Gumbo by Cricket’s Confections
- Gumbo Z’herbes by Monica’s Table
- Hawaiian Jambalaya by Shockingly Delicious
- Overnight Muffuletta Sandwich by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Slow Cooker Jambalaya by The Crumby Cupcake
- Spicy Jambalaya Flatbread by My Life Cookbook
- Tenderloin Grillades with Cheesy Grits by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Vegetarian Muffaletta Sandwich by Hardly A Goddess
- Creole Potato Salad by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Easy Buttermilk Cornbread by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Muffaletta Wedge Salad by Shaken Together
- New Orleans Brandy Milk Punch by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Not So Dirty Rice by Simple and Savory
- Red Beans and Rice by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Bananas Foster by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Basic Bread Pudding by What Smells So Good?
- Bourbon Vanilla Cherries Jubilee by Pies and Plots
- Mardi Gras Cheese Ball by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Easy Mini King Cake Bites by Family Around The Table
- New Orleans Mardi Gras Beignets by Big Bear’s Wife
- Pecan Praline Cookies by Sunday Supper Movement
- Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake by Curious Cuisiniere
- White Chocolate-Raspberry Bread Pudding by Gourmet Everyday
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