25 Mardi Gras Recipes

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Grab your beads, a fruity cocktail, and a few beignets and get ready for Mardi Gras!  I’m sharing 25 Mardi Gras Recipes from my favorite food bloggers.

Pin Image: Yellow, purple, and green sugar toast, a skillet with jambalaya in it, a pan of shrimp, text, a sweet Mardi Gras cheese ball with cookies, a plate of shrimp egg rolls, and Mardi Gras Jell-O shots.

I don’t know about you but to me Mardi Gras means food, food, and more food!  Every year I think about all the delicious options I can make and then in the two weeks leading up to the day I make as many of them as I can. 

What is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras is the Carnival celebration which begins on or after Epiphany.  Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” which is what they called it because so many people eat rich, fatty foods before the Lenten season.

When I think of Mardi Gras foods the ones that come to mind are King Cake, beignets, shrimp Creole, donuts, and Jambalaya.  Many of the main dishes are flavored with spicy Cajun spices and are made of fish and seafood.

There are a lot of different baked good associated with Mardi Gras as well.  Donuts are a big deal on Fat Tuesday and often it’s fried donuts filled with jam or custard on the menu. 

Pin Collage: A giant Shrimp Po' By Sandwich, a bowl of Dirty Rice, A plate with a King Cake decorated with green, yellow, and purple icing on it and a piece cut out, slices of yellow, green, and purple Mardi Gras Cake Rolls.

What is a King Cake?

A King Cake is traditionally served on or right before Mardi Gras.   It’s a cake associated with Epiphany in many countries and is also known as a three kings cake.  While the ingredients can differ country to country one thing that stays the same is that a baby figurine is baked into the cake or hidden inside after baking.   Whoever gets the piece of cake with the baby wins a prize!

When is Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras occurs on the day before Ash Wednesday or the beginning of Lent.  It’s also been called Fat Tuesday because it’s the last chance people have to enjoy those foods they plan on giving up before Lent.

In the United States New Orleans is the towwn most associated with Mardi Gras.   Many different organization host parades in the two weeks leading up to the day.   Beads are thrown to the crowds, food and drinks are consumed, and it’s a big party every night.

Often times costumes and masks are worn around this holiday for the parades and the parties.  The colors associated with Mardi Gras are gold, green, and purple. 

So are you celebrating Mardi Gras this year?   If so I have a list of 25 amazing Mardi Gras recipes that are sure to wow your family and friends!  There’s everything from cocktails to entrees to desserts so let’s get ready to eat!

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www.thefoodblog.net
Cajun Crab Cakes
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2
champagneandcoconuts.com
Malibu Rum Mardi Gras Jello Shots
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3
www.keep-calm-and-eat-ice-cream.com
King cake sprinkles bread
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4
theshortordercook.com
Keto Muffuletta Sandwich
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5
www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com
6
mykitchenserenity.com
Easy Red Beans and Rice with Sausage
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7
www.bobbiskozykitchen.com
Jambalaya Pasta with Crawfish and Sausage
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8
xoxobella.com
New Orleans Brandy Milk Punch for Mardi Gras
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9
www.organizedisland.com
Mardi Gras King Cake
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10
Mardi Gras Cupcakes
www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com
Mardi Gras Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting #SundaySupper
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11
theforkedspoon.com
Shrimp �touff�e Recipe
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12
chunkyinkentucky.com
Mardi Gras Cake Roll (+ cream filling)
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13
www.wenthere8this.com
Crispy Cajun Crawfish Egg Rolls
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14
Grab a cookie and dunk into this delicious King Cake Cheese Ball!
www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com
Mardi Gras Cheese Ball
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15
burrataandbubbles.com
Shrimp and Crab Gumbo
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16
www.threeolivesbranch.com
Mardi Gras King Cake Cinnamon Rolls
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17
www.upstateramblings.com
Instant Pot Dirty Rice – Cajun Pressure Cooker Recipe
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18
www.threeolivesbranch.com
Mardi Gras Puppy Chow
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19
www.drugstoredivas.net
Mardi Gras Meringues
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20
www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com
Skillet Jambalaya #SundaySupper
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21
globalkitchentravels.com
Shrimp & Okra Gumbo
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22
www.thatskinnychickcanbake.com
Bananas Foster Recipe – Mardi Gras Dessert!
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23
gypsyplate.com
Grillades ‘n’ Grits
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24
recipesfromapantry.com
Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich Recipe
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I love these fun sprinkles and cream cheese drizzle on this Mardi Gras Monkey Bread King Cake!
www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com
Mardi Gras Monkey Bread
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