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
This easy classic Margarita Recipe will become your favorite go-to margarita recipe. You can always add fruit to create your own margarita.
Lobster Mac and Cheese is an all-time favorite. Grilling the lobster before adding to the mac and cheese Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe a true standout.
Filled with tons of crab and gooey cheese – this is always a favorite. This is the dish everyone asks me to bring to potlucks.
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.