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You don’t have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy its legendary Cajun and Creole flavors. Plan your Mardi Gras party with these classic recipes for appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and desserts.

You don’t have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy its legendary Cajun and Creole flavors. With these Mardi Gras recipes for appetizers, drinks, main dishes, and desserts every day can be a party! Try classic Mardi Gras recipes like shrimp étouffée, jambalaya, or red beans and rice or fix something unexpected for a group of party guests like warm gumbo dip or stuffed catfish filets with a spicy rémoulade. No collection of Mardi Gras recipes would be complete without cocktails and sweets. Mix up a NOLA sipping staple, the sazerac, for an authentic touch to your get together. And don’t forget to bake up our favorite King Cake recipe. It’s one of our staff’s all-time favorites. But don’t stop there. We have even more great ideas to explore for Mardi Gras recipes.

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