Delicious Recipes to Make this Mardi Gras Holiday

Mardi Gras is known for many things, such as throwing beads, parade floats, eye masks, and the most important aspect to many, the food.

Some of the staple foods of Mardi Gras include King Cakes, Crawfish Étouffée, Dirty Rice, Po’ Boys, and pancakes.

New Orleans has restaurants all over that serve the special foods, but some cities/states don’t celebrate as much as the party city.

So, here are some recipes for the whole family to make while celebrating the momentous holiday.

King Cake
It’s no secret that King Cake is a huge tradition during Mardi Gras season.

“The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates at least 750,000 King Cakes are sold there each year,” states Forbes magazine.

However, not everyone can just drop by New Orleans and pick up one of these authentic cakes.

Many stores do sell them, but here are easy recipes to make you own tasty King Cake.

“Quick Mardi Gras King Cake- Betty Crocker”
“Traditional New Orleans King Cake-Taste of Home
“Mardi Gras King Cake-King Arthur Baking”

Beignets
On every street of the french quarter you are bound to see a restaurant that sells Beignets.

And while this food is eaten and bought year round, that doesn’t make it any less important to the Mardi Gras holiday.

Here are some quick recipes to follow while you make this powdered sugar dessert.

“Air Fryer Beignets-All Recipes”
“New Orleans-Style Beignets-Baker by Nature”
“Easy Beignets-Delish”

Gumbo
Gumbo is a staple food of New Orleans, and there are many different ways to make it.

From seafood, to meats and vegetables, gumbo can be made with many things with authentic cajun flavor.
https://www.heinens.com/recipes/cooking-with-heinens-mardi-gras-gumbo-with-shrimp-sausage/
rapahoecafe.com/all-blog-posts/2020/2/22/gumbo-recipe-and-history-for-mardi-gras
https://www.zingermansroadhouse.com/2017/02/mardi-gras-gumbo-recipe/

There are many other traditional foods of New Orleans.

Hopefully, these recipes inspire you to make some delicious food for Mardi Gras!