23 Easy Recipes for Mardi Gras.

Tasty + Super Easy Mardi Gras Recipes for the Perfect Celebration

Celebrate Mardi Gras with easy recipes to feed a crowd.  Everything from Jambalaya, Seafood Gumbo, Shrimp Étouffée, Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets, King Cake, Pat O’Brien’s Copycat Hurricane Cocktail, a King Cake Martini and so much more…

 

As we say in New Orleans, “Laissez le Bon temps rouler”, Cajun for “Let the good times roll”!

Where did the first 6 weeks of this year go?  Mardi Gras comes early this year and kind of snuck up on us.  But that’s no reason not to rally the gang and throw a Mardi Gras party.

Heat up the late winter and throw an impromptu last-minute Mardi Gras party.

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this collection of easy Mardi Gras recipes.  Perfect for any Mardi Gras Gathering.

 

There may not be parades and beads this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these Mardi Gras classics and “let the good times roll”.

These super easy Mardi Gras recipes guarantee everyone will have a great time and you’ll have time to spend with family and friends instead of slaving away in the kitchen.

From easy appetizers and snacks to classic Creole and Cajun favorites, cocktails, and desserts, this Mardi Gras recipe collection has a variety of all-time favorites to make your Mardi Gras festive and fabulous.

Put together the perfect Mardi Gras menu with these easy and stress-free recipes.

Cheers & Let the Good Times Roll!!!

K—

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Easy Recipes for a Mardi Gras Celebration

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Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita. This spicy tequila cocktail mixed with a traditional Jalisco Sangrita. Sangrita’s are my new cocktail obsession. Sangrita or “little blood” has traditionally been served as a chaser for excellent quality tequila. It would have been a mixture of fruit juices and finely ground chili pepper. Many sangrita recipes call for tomato juice, but that would not have been part of the traditional recipe, the original recipe would have been made from leftover juice from fresh fruit salads and changed based on the fruits used.

Today’s cocktail culture is creating very intriguing sangritas as an ingredient in some pretty amazing tequila cocktails. This recipe calls for a combination of grapefruit, orange, and lime with a touch of spicy jalapeno pepper.

Vampiro Tequila Cocktail with Jalisco Sangrita via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Festive Mardi Gras Party Ideas

 
PLAN THE PARTY
Keep it simple
  • Play zydeco music or make a Spotify or Pandora channel with old school New Orleans favs, like Louis Armstrong, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Neville Brothers or try this playlist from GoNola.com

Laissez le bon temps rouler, – “Let the good times roll”!

Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Throw a Mardi Gras Party

Make it Extra Special with These Additions

Festive Decorations 

Easy Mardi Gras Decorations

Time to hit my favorite party store —The Dollar Store— and grab some decorations in Mardi Gras colors of gold, green and purple representing the virtues of power, faith, and justice.

  • Hang string lights wrapped with gold green and, purple streamers.
  • Buy bags of gold doubloons and plastic beaded necklaces
  • Fill large bowls or large Martini Glasses with the beads and doubloons – the typical booty thrown from floats at Mardi Gras parades.

Party Favors

Throw Me Something, Mister

 

Head to the Dollar Store or craft store and buy Mardi Gras beads and doubloons in bulk and display them in giant martini glasses or if you picked up a giant Hurricane Glass At Pat O’s that works.

Buy plain masks and supplies, like paint, feathers and sequins for guest to make their own Mardi Gras Mask creation.

Mardi Gras Food

Make it Easy

Choose one or 2 Cajun or Creole classics that cook in one pot, like a spicy gumbo and boiled shrimp or crawfish.  Or Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya and Shrimp Étouffée.

Serve King Cake or New Orleans Bread Pudding.

Make it Easy

Fat Tuesday Food

Pick-up a bucket of Popeye’s Fried Chicken (spicy of course) and a side of red beans & rice.

Make it a potluck and have everyone bring a New Orleans inspired dish.

Make a Giant Muffuletta, and serve with Zapp’s Voodoo Chips

Make a Batch of a Classic

Cocktails

Hurricanes, Zombies and Bloody Mary’s oh my.

There are so many classic New Orleans Cocktails.  Choose a favorite and make a giant batch.

Ice Cold Beverages

Louisiana Beer, Craft Sodas & Sparkling Water

I have a bunch of metal tubs that I’ll fill with lots of ice and serve frosty cold Louisiana beer, like Abita or Dixie.  If you can find Abita Brewing’s King Cake Soda give it a try. 

Place lime and orange wedges + maybe a few thinly sliced fresh chilis  (make sure you remove the seeds- and wear gloves when handling the chilies unless you want removing your contacts to be a really painful experience) next to the beer & soda to make it easy for everyone to add their favorite flavor.  I’m digging orange at the moment.

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23 Easy Recipes for Mardi Gras. Celebrate Mardi Gras with easy recipes to feed a crowd.  Everything from Jambalaya, Seafood Gumbo, Shrimp Étouffée, Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets, King Cake, Pat O’Brien’s Copycat Hurricane Cocktail, a King Cake Martini and so much more...  These super easy Mardi Gras recipes guarantee everyone will have a great time and you'll have time to spend with family and friends instead of slaving away in the kitchen. via @mermaidsandmojitos
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