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!!!
Mardi Gras Cocktails
Loaded Ultimate Nachos with Salsa Verde Chicken is the perfect quick and easy appetizer for watching the big game or just hanging out. They are super easy to throw together with whatever ingredients you have on hand.
Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms are filled with crab and creamy cheese. Baby Bellas are perfect for an appetizer big Bella for an entree or burger.
Filet mignon and blue cheese beggars purse are an easy to make, tasty and elegant little bite for your next party or potluck. Filet mignon cooked in a red wine, shallot, and rosemary sauce combined with blue cheese makes a hearty and elegant little bite for your appetizer table.
Cream Cheese and Hot Pepper Jelly Appetizer Bites. This favorite appetizer gets an update by stuffing the filling into pre-made puff pastry shells.
Try this Chicken Pesto Beggars Purse Recipe for a simple, easy to make appetizer for your next party or potluck.
Try this super easy to make Herbed Goat Cheese with Bacon Jam beggars purse recipe. These little gems are so easy to make and so good.
Butternut Squash Wontons with Fried Sage and Goat Cheese are the perfect little appetizer bite. Velvety butternut squash with crispy sage and creamy goat cheese. Yum.
Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta Cheese Phyllo cups are the perfect little bite for an appetizer party or served as a first course or side dish served alongside a greek salad or other Mediterranean dishes.
Mozzarella and Sun-dried Tomato Appetizer bite. This yummy little bite is perfect for a simple appetizer or a tidbit for your antipasto plate.
Learn How to Make Italian Roasted Vegetables. This simple classic recipe is a beautiful way to serve a variety of vegetable for absolutely gorgeous veggie trays. The perfect compliment to charcuterie platters and cheese boards.
15 Appetizer Bites – Beggars Purse, Wonton Cups, and Phyllo Cups – Recipes to try for your next dinner party, appetizer party, tapas party or holiday dinner.
Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cups Recipe. Seared Ahi Tuna served in wonton cups makes a healthy and elegant little appetizer bite for your next party. Tuna seared in a sesame soy sauce served with pickled ginger.
Gruyere with Sautéed Mushrooms Beggars Purse Recipe. Mushrooms sautéed in a red wine paired with an earthy, nutty Gruyere is a perfect little bite. This is also an elegant side dish for filet mignon.
Brie with Lemon Curd Recipe. Brie pairs well with just about any jam, jelly or curd. I love the combination of lemon curd, rosemary, and brie for these little appetizer bites.
Camembert with Fig Jam and Pistachios Beggars Purse Recipe
Fig and camembert are such a luxurious and elegant autumny combination. Add crushed pistachio in a little beggars purse and you have one heavenly bite-sized appetizer.
Cambozola, with Pistachio and Almond, Phyllo Cup Drizzled with Honey Recipe. Cambozola perfectly combines the creaminess of brie with the sharpness of Gorgonzola for a complex savory, nutty flavor with a subtle sweetness, that pairs well with nuts and honey.
Chicken Salad Wonton Cups Recipe. Chicken salad is a classic. Pop chicken salad in a wonton or phyllo cup for a beautiful and tasty appetizer.
Buffalo Chicken Beggars Purse Recipe. Everyone loves spicy Buffalo chicken. Now you can serve this yummy favorite in a tidy little bundle.
Try Crab and Brie Wonton appetizer bites for an easy to make and elegant appetizer for your next party, potluck or holiday get-together.
Walnut Stuffed Dates | Simple Tapas. Walnut Stuffed Dates are a welcome addition to any tapas platter or charcuterie board.
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
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.
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
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
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.