When celebrating Mardi Gras, you’d have to be crazy to skip out on the good eats. Mardi Gras which translates to Fat Tuesday, isn’t just about beads and getting drunk, it’s about the food too! New Orleans is famous for great Mardi Gras celebrations, and even better food. If you’re looking to have the best possible Mardi Gras party, you have to try some of these Mardi Gras recipes. While some of them are a twist on Mardi Gras classics, and others are simply unique, they’re all sure to make your party great.
Mardi Gras Jello Shots
Get the party started with some shots! Everyone loves drinking during Mardi Gras, so why not add to the celebration with a Mardi Gras themed drink? Made with grape, lime, and lemon jello and a variety of alcohol, these Mardi Gras jello shots will be a great addition to your party. This is one of the best Mardi Gras recipes!
King Cake Soda
King Cake is a must have at any Mardi Gras party, but why not switch things up with this King Cake soda recipe? This delicious Mardi Gras recipe is a chilled drink filled with fruit and candy and will be a complete surprise for your guest. Since this drink is basically liquid King Cake, will get a kick out of drinking their cake instead of eating it.
Hot Louisiana Shrimp Dip
You can’t have a Mardi Gras party without some type of seafood dish, and this Hot Louisiana Shrimp Dip is the one. Also, dips of any kind are a crowd favorite at parties, so this Mardi Gras recipe is a win-win. Not only is this dip simple and easy to make, it’s also crazy delicious. Filled with shrimp, Creole seasoning, and other yummy ingredients, your guests will really enjoy this recipe. You can serve it hot or cold, and with a variety of dipping options from veggies to bread.
Mardi Gras Beignets
Beignets can be found all over New Orleans and are a great Mardi Gras recipe to try for your party. They’re sweet and similar to donuts and your guests will love them. This recipe adds to the festiveness of Mardi Gras by decorating the beignets with purple, yellow, and green food colored powdered sugar. This recipe also provides both a store bought and homemade alternatives.
Mardi Gras Macarons
Mardi Gras and New Orleans have a bit of French history. You know else is a bit French? Macarons! So, why not add some festive macarons to your Mardi Gras spread? This Mardi Gras recipe shows you how to make great macarons that are decorated in traditional Mardi Gras colors.
King Cake Dip
Why make a cake when you can make a dip that tastes exactly like the cake, but takes less time to make? This Mardi Gras recipe is a simplified version of the traditional King Cake. Skip the baking, and just serve the cake batter as a delicious dip. Just add caramel and pecans for added sweetness and crunch and dip away!
Mini Muffuletta Sliders
A muffuletta is traditionally served as one big sandwich and cut into sections. However, this New Orleans favorite makes for a great Mardi Gras recipe when served as sliders. Taking all the regular ingredients of a muffuletta and downsizing to create a handheld snack will definitely make your guests happy.
King Cake Cheeseball
This Mardi Gras recipe is a great appetizer and King Cake alternative. Your guests will enjoy dipping pretzels and cookies into a dip that tastes just like a traditional King Cake. Make this recipe extra festive by covering the cheese ball in purple, gold, and green colored sugar.
Mardi Gras Wings
Wings are the perfect party food. So, why not whip up some for your Mardi Gras party. This Mardi Gras recipe shows you how to create the perfect seasoning for your Mardi Gras wings, as well as how to cook them without a deep fryer. These Mardi Gras wings are sure to be a hit at your party!
Mardi Gras Snack Mix
This snack is a party must have and easy to make. With this Mardi Gras recipe you’ll be able to take a simple snack mix and make it extra festive. Simply add yellow, green, and purple candy and other goodies to your snack mix and you’ve got a yummy Mardi Gras snack. This is one of the Mardi Gras recipes we love!