Yes, yes it’s that time of the year again – Fat Tuesday and it’s only right that we celebrate Southern Style. We’re serving up ten magical, delicious, and traditional Mardi Gras recipes ( more here ) your friends and family will love. Check out our favorite Mardi Gras recipes so you can impress your party guests, make an authentic dinner, or just celebrate the culture of Fat Tuesday the right way.

Mardi Gras Cupcakes (via Baking Bites)

Mardi Gras Cupcake

Flavored with cinnamon, buttermilk, vanilla, and sugar, these light and fluffy cupcakes are perfect to serve at your Mardi Gras party. You can add green and purple sprinkles or glitter sugar on top for some added fun.

Cajun Crawfish Dip (via Yahoo Shine)

cajun crawfish dip

Crawfish is a staple in southern cooking, and is essential for a proper Fat Tuesday celebration. The dip is the perfect amount of spicy and flavorful and is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

Mardi Gras Monkey Bread (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)


This creative twist on the traditional Mardi Gras dessert is both beautiful and delicious. This monkey bread is made with biscuit like dough and topped with cinnamon frosting and colored sprinkles. Enjoy!

Grilled Buffalo Shrimp Po’ Boys (via Mother Thyme)

po' boys

Po’ Boys are such a traditional southern food, it’s only right that we include one in our top ten recipes. This grilled buffalo shrimp po’ boy is tangy and spicy with the perfect amount of flavor.

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo (via Southern Living)


This chicken and sausage gumbo is a southern classic. Made with green bell peppers, celery, and onion, this gumbo is flavorful, hearty, and delicious.

Traditional Muffaletta (via Celebration Generation)


This traditional Mardi Gras sandwich is made with salami, mortadella, ham, cheese, and olive salad. This salty, meaty, cheesy sandwich is one you’ll fall in love with instantly.

Cajun Bloody Mary (via Coastal Living)


What would Mardi Gras be without cocktails? These cajun Bloody Marys are spicy, sweet, and totally amazing. Made with lemon juice, cajun spices, and pepper flavored vodka, this drink will definitely hit the spot.

Gluten-Free Beignets (via Gluten-Free Cooking)

gluten free beignets

It should be illegal to celebrate Mardi Gras without beignets. These flaky, delicious pastries are dusted in powdered sugar and deep fried to perfection. I wouldn’t add them into your diet, but there is nothing wrong with indulging once in a while.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Mardi Gras Slaw (via Fort Mill SC Living)


This colorful sandwich is perfect for Mardi Gras. Made with colored cabbage, yellow bell pepper, apple cider vinegar, bleu cheese, and grilled chicken, these protein-packed sandwiches are delicious and festive.

Low-Fat King Cake (via Foodista)

Mardi Gras Cake

Last but definitely not least, this King Cake recipe is a lower fat alternative to the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake. Made with organic sugar, stevia, and whole wheat flour, this recipe is a healthier choice for your Mardi Gras celebrations.

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What are you making for Mardi Gras?

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