Creole cooking and recipes originated in Louisiana and blend French, Spanish, Caribbean, and other cuisines. A Creole dinner is the perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras. Serve a Mardi Gras dinner of Creole cooking with these savory recipes.

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Saucy Creole Pork Chops


Plain pork chops get saucy in this simple skillet dish that's on the table in less than 45 minutes...and the Creole flavors are delicious!

Total: 40 mins

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.

Sweet Potato Catfish with Andouille Cream Drizzle

Better Homes and Gardens

Boil and mash the potatoes with the skins still on to add extra color and texture to this Creole side dish.

Total: 1 hr 40 mins

Creole Carnival Burgers: Dinner for $10

Looking to add a little bit of Mardi Gras flavor to your weeknight repertoire (but without all the, um, debauchery and degrading yourself for plastic beads)? Then kick it up a notch or two with these Creole Carnival Burgers. Here, plain ol' salt and pepper get the boot in favor of eye-opening Cajun spice mix.

Shrimp Po' Boys

Taste of the South
Total: 30 mins

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.

Creole Catfish Cakes

Taste of the South
Total: 15 mins

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.

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.

Smoked Sausage Jambalaya


So very good, so Louisiana-style good. You are not going to believe how easy this dish is to prepare.

Total: 30 mins

Cajun Chicken With Dirty Rice


The rice is "dirty" because it's mixed in with the chicken and vegetables instead of being served plain. Try this quick low-fat meal when you crave Cajun food.

Mahi Mahi with Creole Sauce

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Total: 31 mins

Creole Carnival Burgers

Midwest Living

The spicy flavor of Cajun seasoning brings out the robust flavor of the beef in these burgers. Serve them at a cookout with a variety of toppers.

Red Bean Vegetable Jambalaya

Family Circle

Bean and vegetables make a sauce to top the couscous in this high fiber dinner recipe.

Stuff It! Traditional Holiday Dressing or Crazy for Creole?

A juicy Thanksgiving turkey with Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing (click here for the recipe) -- the very essence of the holiday feast. Or not. A juicy Thanksgiving turkey with New Orleans Oyster Dressing (click here for the recipe).

Chicken & Shrimp Jambalaya

Better Homes and Gardens
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