Mardi Gras Appetizers
Crab cakes, fritters, shrimp cocktails -- the choices for Mardi Gras appetizers are almost limitless. Plan your Mardi Gras party with a few appetizer recipes from our collection.
Toasted walnuts, honey, hot red pepper, and soft aromatic cheese blend seamlessly in this spicy and savory appetizer spread.
The sandwich filling that originated in New Orleans transforms itself into a tasty spread perfect for a quick, no-fuss snack and starter.
The traditional French fritter or beignet is a puffy, deep-fried doughnutlike pastry. Mixing the dough is easy with the help of your bread machine.
In Mexico, these fritters are often served at Christmas. Some sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar while others prefer them with a drizzle of cinnamon syrup.
Include make-ahead appetizers such as these cheddar cheese logs in your party menu. Green chiles and cayenne pepper give a Tex-Mex style to the spread.
Cheese, fruit, and a homemade spread make a quick but elegant appetizer. Serve with assorted breads and crackers.
These colorful stuffed peppers will brighten up your appetizer tray.
The smoky flavor of chipotle chile peppers gives the stir-together sauce gusto that complements the subtly seasoned crab cakes. To tame the spiciness of the sauce, remove the seeds from the pepper before you add it.
Who doesn't love pizza? This warm, cheesy slow cooker dip will be a hit at your next potluck.
A bed of stewed black beans and a pineapple salsa topper give these fried crab cakes extra zest. Serve as an appetizer or a lunch entree.
Brown sugar and pecans add sweetness and crunch to Brie. Serve the warm cheese on an appetizer buffet with unsalted crackers or grapes and apples.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with this contemporary pate that combines French techniques with southern tastes.
For a diabetic main dish that's hearty and full of flavor, combine ground turkey breast, fat-free milk, and oats to make these appetizer or main dish meatballs.