Even if you can’t jet off to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you can still celebrate by bringing vibrant Cajun and Creole flavors right to your kitchen. From red beans and rice to king cake, there’s plenty of delicious food to be discovered. Click through the slideshow below to get ready for your feast.


You don’t have to go all the way to New Orleans to feast on beignets—Whisk Kid has the scoop on how to make them at home. Dusted (okay, coated) in powdered sugar, they’re messy but so tasty. To grab the recipe, click here.

photo: Whisk Kid

Will you be making any of these recipes for Mardi Gras? Share with us in a comment below!

—Susie Foresman


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