Fat Tuesday must be named “fat” for one reason: it’s a celebration meant for going above and beyond, especially when it comes to food. Go all out for this year’s Mardi Gras celebration by getting your cooking (and eating) on! Scroll through for some yummy meals, desserts, and drinks inspired by New Orleans cuisine for a fun Fat Tuesday with the family.
You can't have a Mardi Gras celebration without a King Cake. This colorful, cinnamon-laced sweet comes with a special trinket (usually a tiny baby) hidden inside. As tradition mandates, whoever gets it has to throw next year's party!
Another classic Café du Monde food, these powdered sugar sprinkled beignets are a sweet way to eat like you're at Mardi Gras! Serve them right out of the oven and they'll melt in your mouth. We promise.
If you can't make it all the way to Bourbon Street, try these yummy peach hand pies flavored with bourbon and caramel. They're a homemade version of the Hubig’s pies that New Orleans natives have enjoyed for generations.