Mardi Gras is a time many now associate with beads, masks, and plenty of parties, but I prefer to focus on all the wonderful traditional foods that are connected with the holiday.
Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is celebrated the day before the beginning of Lent, when many people choose to fast. It has become an excuse to party and indulge in all sorts of foods, especially those with ties to New Orleans: Cajun and Creole.
If you’re planning a Mardi Gras feast at home, make these recipes for a festive, flavorful holiday.
Gluten-Free Muffaletta Party Sandwiches opens in a new tab
Chicken Sausage Jambalaya with Shrimp opens in a new tab
Mini Cajun Shrimp Frittatas opens in a new tab
Red Beans and Rice Soup opens in a new tab
Pickled Cajun Green Beans and Carrots opens in a new tab
Quick Cajun Catfish opens in a new tab
Plus, don’t forget to pick up your king cake! This buttery cake is a Mardi Gras tradition, and whoever finds the hidden trinket gets to be king or queen for the day. Our stores carry a variety of king cakes made without artificial flavors, artificial colors, or hydrogenated oils.
What are you making for Mardi Gras?