Celebrate Mardi Gras: Make Your Celebration Complete with These Four Classic Recipes


king cake for mardi grasNew Orleans’ legendary Mardi Gras celebration is well underway. With daily parades and parties that culminate on Tuesday’s huge Fat Tuesday celebration, the historic city is already rocking.

Having your own Mardi Gras party? We’ve got tons of traditional Mardi Gras recipes to help you gear up for Fat Tuesday. From king cake to red beans and rice, you can savor the tastes of New Orleans, even if you can’t be there for the big day.

No Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without a King Cake. Our classic recipe is just right for beginners. Just hope you don’t get the baby!

Jaime’s apple beignets with caramel sauce are a decadent treat, no matter what the occasion, but they’ll be especially welcome on, um, groggy mornings after.

Image: Jaime Mormann Richardson

And, for all those hungry partygoers, give them what they want–Julie’s red beans and rice. This satisfying recipe will help keep revelers going until the break of dawn!

red beans and rice for mardi gras
Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

Speaking of revelers, they’re going to need a drink. How about a classic milk punch to get the party started? This traditional recipe can easily be kid- or adult-friendly.

milk punch for mardi gras
Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

For more of our great Mardi Gars recipes check out this round-up on Babble Food.