Our Favorite Mardi Gras Recipes
Throw your own Fat Tuesday party at home with festive, easy-to-make favorites.
Every good Mardi Gras party ends with a king cake, which traditionally holds a baby figurine inside that represents the Christ child. Whoever finds the baby enjoys good luck the following year—and must prepare the cake for next year’s celebration. These miniatures are a twist on the classic dessert.
- Recipe: Mini King Cupcakes
This recipe brings the taste of New Orleans right to your kitchen with shrimp and Andouille sausage in every bite.
- Recipe: Mardi Gras Pizza
For a pretty presentation, rub the rims of glasses with lemon wedges, and dip in a mixture of black pepper and coarse salt.
- Recipe: Cajun Bloody Mary
Many Cajun and Creole dishes are seasoned with the so-called holy trinity—bell pepper, onion, and celery. This Creole-style jambalaya has lots of tomato in it.
- Recipe: Shrimp-and-Sausage Jambalaya
Dark, leafy greens like kale are incredibly good for you, so don’t feel guilty about the bacon!
- Recipe: Wilted Kale with Bacon