Mini King Cakes
Mark Twain once said, "An American has not seen the United States until he has seen
in New Orleans." and I wholeheartedly agree. There is no party like Mardi Gras; New Orleans has the most magical and wonderful energy that you'll ever find in the U.S. Mardi Gras Related: Top Things to do in New Orleans
And a huge part of that energy is because of the food. Call it "Big Snack Energy," because the
food culture of NOLA is serious. Especially around Mardi Gras. Related: 14 Mardi Gras Recipes To Enjoy At Home Mardi Gras Recipes
These Mardi Gras-inspired recipes are perfect for pretending like you're celebrating in NOLA—or anywhere else in the world. From
gumbo, beignets, king cake, hurricanes...these New Orleanian classics are ready to spice up your menu. Related: Savory King Cakes Are the Latest Mardi Gras Trend Best Mardi Gras Recipes
A Mardi Gras and New Orleans tradition, this gumbo is packed with flavor and perfect to indulge in on Fat Tuesday!
Get the recipe: Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
Creole seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, lemon and ginger come together to give this shrimp dish abundant flavor on so many levels.
Get the recipe: Ginger-Scented Shrimp
Joy the Baker
Who says only the sweet version of this traditional Mardi Gras cake can have all the fun? Put a tasty twist on it this year with savory flavors like smoked sausage.
Get the recipe: Savory King Cake
A classic Southern dish that is perfect for Fat Tuesday, or any other day of the week.
Get the recipe: Shrimp and Grits
Organic Banana, New Orleans
True to New Orleans' fun reputation, this yummy cocktail actually contains no banana!
Get the recipe: Banana Frozen Daiquiri
This muffuletta sandwich recipe is as authentic as you can get, if you don’t happen to live in the crescent city. With a tasty muffuletta mix of briny olive salad, sliced cheeses and a smorgasbord of cold cuts, this isn’t a mere sandwich.
Get the recipe: Muffuletta Sandwich
These New Orleans beignets are the real deal! Heavenly morsels of dough are deep-fried to golden brown perfection and topped with powdered sugar making you feel like you stepped off the plane right into NOLA!
Get the recipe: New Orleans Beignets Recipes Related: 18 New Orleans-Inspired Recipes
A Worthey Life
Celebrate Mardi Gras with our take on the classic hurricane cocktail. Mixed with spiced rum, coconut rum, mango passion fruit juice, and bourbon-spiked Maraschino cherry syrup, and a few other ingredients, this is a celebratory cocktail worth making over and over again. Turn up! Cheers!
Get the recipe: Classic Hurricane Cocktail
Grits and Pinecones
This flavorful dip is a tantalizing app with tasty green olives, salami, provolone cheese, and tangy giardiniera.
Get the recipe: Hot Muffuletta Dip
A spicy Cajun shrimp dish that is perfect for dinner or celebrating Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday!
Get the recipe: Voodoo Shrimp Creole
The classic sazerac recipe is so tasty and has so much character. It brings together Rye Whiskey and Absinthe in a New Orleans drink mainstay that is so darn delicious.
Get the recipe: Classic Sazerac
This generations-old seafood gumbo recipe is chock-full of tender shrimp, oysters and crab meat swimming in a spiced broth that began with a deep medium flavorful roux! This has that spicy kick that will warm you up all year round!
Get the recipe: Seafood Gumbo
Sense & Edibility
This Mardi Gras king cake is great for dessert, coffee or breakfast. It’s best enjoyed a day or two after baking. Three days tops.
Get the recipe: King's Cake for Mardi Gras
This Ole Mom
This milkshake is crazy big with crazy big flavors. Of course, you wouldn’t expect anything less from a milkshake that has been named after a day like Fat Tuesday.
Get the recipe: King Cake Milkshake
This is the BEST shrimp etouffee recipe online! Homemade and delicious, made with an authentic creole flavor and down-home taste.
Get the recipe: Shrimp Etouffee Related: 111 Greatest Shrimp Recipes Up next: 32 Cheap and Easy Meals That Start With a Basic Can of Black Beans