25 Yummy Foods to Serve for Mardi Gras ...

By Eliza

25 Yummy Foods to Serve for Mardi Gras ...

Mardi Gras is coming, which means parties are going to be happening all over the place. Whether you're hosting or attending, finding fun foods that fit the theme is super easy and a great way to make the event more festive. At the same time, each item on this list tastes great and will make everyone happy. Go ahead and try them all if you have time and you're really hungry. You won't be disappointed with any of them. Happy eating!

Table of contents:

  1. 1. Gumbo Dip
  2. 2. Pineapple Black Bean Salsa
  3. 3. Buttery Cajun Popcorn
  4. 4. The Best Beignets
  5. 5. Pomegranate Deviled Eggs
  6. 6. Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  8. 8. Muffaletta
  9. 9. Crab Dip on Crackers
  10. 10. Mardi Gras Chex Mix
  11. 11. King Cake Pancakes
  12. 12. Easy King Cake Knots
  13. 13. Emeril's New Orleans Shrimp Melt
  14. 14. Creole Stuffed Mushrooms
  15. 15. Hush Puppies
  16. 16. Mardi Gras Shooters
  17. 17. Crawfish Cornbread
  18. 18. Red Beans and Rice Dip
  19. 19. Cream Cheese Praline King Cake
  20. 20. King Cake Jello Shots
  21. 21. Creole Okra
  22. 22. Crab and Avocado Nachos
  23. 23. Cajun Chicken Fritters with Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce
  24. 24. Muffaletta Bites
  25. 25. Mardi Gras Cupcakes

1 Gumbo Dip

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Side dish, All the flavors of Gumbo melted into a dip! Serve this yummy appetizer with corn chips or crackers.

2 Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Salad, Fruit salad, The colors are perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras! This tastes great with shrimp or fish.

3 Buttery Cajun Popcorn

Food, Cuisine, Kettle corn, Dish, Popcorn, All you have to do to make this heavenly treat is to sprinkle popcorn with Cajun seasoning.

4 The Best Beignets

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Powdered sugar, It wouldn't be a Mardi Gras party without beignets, right?

5 Pomegranate Deviled Eggs

Dish, Food, Deviled egg, Ingredient, Cuisine, Deviled eggs are great for any party, but the color of these make them perfect for Mardi Gras.

6 Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Food, Dish, Sprinkles, Cuisine, Dessert, Melted white chocolate and purple, green and yellow sprinkles are all you need to make these fantastic treats. Kids love them!


Icing, Food, Gingerbread, These are a fun Cajun inspired treat for little ones. Especially the ones who aren't willing to try real alligator meat.

8 Muffaletta

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Baked goods, This classic sandwich is so tasty! Once you have one bite, you won't be able to stop eating.

9 Crab Dip on Crackers

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Obatzda, Lots of Creole food stars seafood and this crab dip is no exception. It's loaded with great flavors for Mardi Gras.

10 Mardi Gras Chex Mix

Food, Cuisine, Breakfast cereal, Snack, Dish, A classic snack gets a Mardi Gras twist with purple and green add-ins. Yum!

11 King Cake Pancakes

Dish, Food, Pancake, Cuisine, Ingredient, Start your Mardi Gras morning off right with a towering plate of green, purple and yellow pancakes.

12 Easy King Cake Knots

Food, King cake, Dish, Cuisine, Doughnut, These little bites are so addicting! They're fun to look at too, aren't they?

13 Emeril's New Orleans Shrimp Melt

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Finger food, Emeril is the king of Cajun cooking so you know this one is going to be good.

14 Creole Stuffed Mushrooms

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Hors d'oeuvre, These tiny little bites are so yummy. The filling is just the right mix of creaminess with flavor that can't be beat.

15 Hush Puppies

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Arancini, These are pretty easy to make and are a definite crowd pleaser.

16 Mardi Gras Shooters

Food, Cuisine, Dish, Verrine, Ingredient, The mixture of grits, shrimp and sausage make these little shooters a great way to start a meal.

17 Crawfish Cornbread

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Frittata, Take cornbread to the next level by adding crawfish meat to the mix. Tasty!

18 Red Beans and Rice Dip

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Junk food, Red beans and rice is something that is so Southern, but turning it into dip is genius!

19 Cream Cheese Praline King Cake

Food, Dish, Food coloring, Cuisine, Recipe, End your meal just right by serving this twist on the classic king cake.

20 King Cake Jello Shots

Black drink, Drink, Cup, Really get the party started by serving some these. They look fantastic, don't they?

21 Creole Okra

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Rice and curry, It wouldn't be Mardi Gras without a hefty serving of okra. I love it!

22 Crab and Avocado Nachos

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Leaf vegetable, Not only do these have a Creole flair, but the colors are perfect for Mardi Gras.

23 Cajun Chicken Fritters with Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, General tso's chicken, So much Creole in each bite! What could be more perfect for this year's Mardi Gras celebration?

24 Muffaletta Bites

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Breakfast roll, No one is going to be able to turn these down. That means you should make lots and lots of them.

25 Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Cake decorating supply, Cake decorating, Cupcake, Buttercream, Icing, What could be more perfect for ending a meal than these great colorful cupcakes?

How do you celebrate Mardi Gras? I plan to make some fun snacks with my kids and relax. What other snacks would you recommend this year?

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