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.

Chicken Étouffée

If you’re feeling ambitious, you’ve got to make this amazing chicken dish from Wholefully. It does take a little effort to make, but you'll be rewarded with an amazing meal—and the leftovers taste great too. To snag the recipe, click here.

photo: Wholefully

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

—Susie Foresman


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