Classic Mardi Gras Recipes to Try

15 Feb, 2015

King Cake for Mardi Gras
From jambalaya to classic King Cake, there are dozens of delicious Mardi Gras recipes to try on Fat Tuesday. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending one, we have hand-picked a few must-try Mardi Gras recipes to wow your family and friends (and to make sure no one leaves hungry!). We’ve included everything from apps to desserts to hearty main dishes that will complete your Fat Tuesday celebrations.

Crawfish Étouffée (via New Orleans Online)

Pronounced “ey-too-fey,” étouffée comes from the word “to smother” in French. Crawfish Étouffée is a Cajun dish simmered in a roux-based sauce packed with flavor. It was introduced in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana (the original dates vary by source, but many say around the 1950s) and spread to New Orleans decades later.

Jambalaya (via All Recipes)

Make room for jambalaya, a hearty Southern meal that can be customized to your liking by adding a variety of meats. Did you know there are two categories of jambalaya? Learn the differences between Creole and Cajun jambalaya before you start cooking.

Muffuletta Dip (via My Recipes)

This dip is a spin-off of the quintessential New Orleans sandwich – serve it with crackers or crostini. The traditional muffuletta sandwich is made with muffuletta bread (a somewhat flattened bread comparable to focaccia) that’s stacked with salami, mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese, ham and olive salad.

Traditional King Cake (via My Recipes)

Pictured above, King Cake is a must-have for your Fat Tuesday party. Add colorful sprinkles and beads for a festive touch. This recipe calls for a heavy-duty electric stand mixer – find the right one for you in our selection of small kitchen appliances.

Authentic Polish Pączki (via

Serve your guests this Polish sweet that’s much more than a jelly-filled doughnut. Pączki, pronounced “punch-key,” is richer than your typical jelly doughnut, as it’s made from a sweet yeast dough of eggs, milk and butter. The traditional treat is eaten on both Fat Tuesday and Fat Thursday, a day celebrated in Poland and other countries as part of the Carnival season.

New Orleans Beignets (via Taste of Home)

Enjoy a French beignet, the official Louisiana state doughnut that is square-shaped with no hole in the middle. Try the Oster DuraCeramic™ electric skillet when making your beignets for optimal results.

Sazerac (via bon appétit)

Sazerac is a classic New Orleans cocktail, and this recipe can be made ahead of time. Don’t forget to add the lemon twist!

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