Mardi Gras Dinner

What's the perfect recipe for a dinner celebrating Mardi Gras? There are plenty of choices, but whatever you choose will likely include shrimp, sausage, onions, rice, or okra. Browse our collection of Mardi Gras dinner recipes.

Creole Shrimp & Rice

Family Circle

A melting pot of traditions go into Creole dishes French, Spanish, African and Native American originating in the Louisiana Bayou.

Crawfish with Savannah Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Tomato-infused rice perfectly complements the seafood in this Southern-style dinner recipe.

Total: 55 mins

Sausage Jambalaya

Midwest Living

Chicken Etouffee

Better Homes and Gardens

Cajun Snapper with Red Beans and Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Red beans and rice along with Creole seasoning bring a Cajun flair to this red snapper main dish recipe.

Stir-Fried Fish Creole

Better Homes and Gardens

This saucy fish and rice combo was made famous in New Orleans. Halibut and haddock also are excellent choices for this easy recipe.

Shrimp Po' Boy

Family Circle

Jambalaya Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Andouille sausage and crawfish tails reflect the Cajun roots of this robust salad. Can't find these Louisiana specialties? Substitute other smoked sausage and cooked shrimp.

Chicken and Tasso Jambalaya

Better Homes and Gardens

Most sources say jambalaya is from "jambon," the French word for "ham," an appropriate heritage for a Creole dish, plus the African "ya," meaning "rice."

Dirty Rice

Family Circle

Shrimp Po' Boy

Better Homes and Gardens

A New Orleans favorite, this hefty sandwich is typically served on a baguette. Combine mango with chilled shrimp, rather than the customary fried shrimp, for a fresh take on tradition.

Red Beans and Rice

Midwest Living

Jambalaya

Better Homes and Gardens

Jambalaya is a classic dish made with shrimp, sausage, and plenty of seasonings. If you've never had it, try this simple recipe.

Garlic Shrimp with Green Rice

Family Circle

Adding a container of prepared pesto turns the rice green. It's a speedy way to provide plenty of fresh basil flavor to this 30-minute recipe.

Creole Vegetable Jambalaya

Family Circle

For traditional jambalaya, shrimp and sausage are stirred into the vegetables and rice, not served on the side. Carrots, cauliflower, and squash are a delicious addition to this Cajun recipe.

Cajun Shrimp and Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Put everything but the shrimp into your slow cooker and let it go for the day. At dinner, add the shrimp, let it heat, then eat!

Cajun-Seasoned Vegetarian Gumbo

Better Homes and Gardens

Spunky Cajun seasoning, velvety black beans and colorful vegetables keep this Cajun-Seasoned Vegetarian Gumbo lively, loaded and interesting. There's plenty of saucy liquid to flavor accompanying rice.

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