Easy Mardi Gras Party Menu Recipes: Best Gumbo to Quick King Cake (2024)

Mardi Gras Party Menu With Mardi Gras Party Ideas To Whip Up in Your Own Home

My Mardi Gras PartyMenu down south in Louisiana represents fun, delicious healthy Cajun recipes. We know how to celebrate this festive time of year and I have the bestMardi Gras Party ideas! You can now enjoy this carnival season wherever you live with my healthy easy recipes! My favorite Mardi Gras party foodfrom my trim and terrific Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook will give you the best Mardi Gras food recipesto make at your own home. Best of all, these recipes are simple and are still about eating healthy. It doesn’t get any better than that! My healthy food blog includes the best of Louisiana healthy Cajun recipes with my easy Mardi Gras recipes!!

FestiveMardi Gras Party Ideas Must Include Beads

MyMardi Gras party menu is easy and festive and here’s some inexpensive beads you can order to complete your party! Simple decorations like beads with my Mardi Gras food recipes make the perfect carnival party. However, don’t save these amazing easy Mardi Gras recipes because you should enjoy them year round. I sure do! I keep the Mini Muffalettasin my freezer for a snack or lunch. You’ll find my How To Make Easy Mardi Gras King CakeRecipewith different theme colors from Super Bowl to Valentine’s Day! Have fun cooking healthy with all my recipes on my healthy food blog.

Best Mardi Gras Party Menu with Easy Mardi Gras Recipes:

Mini Muffalettas – My make-aheadversion of this New Orleans favorite Italian-style sandwich and I turned it into a slider. My favorite rolls are the King Hawaiian rolls and every grocery has in them in stock. These yummy sliders freeze well.

Red Bean Dip – Red Beans and rice are synonymous with favorite New Orleans recipe so I turned this classic recipe into one of the best and most flavorful dips. With sausage, canned red beans, salsa and cheese you can whip up this 8-ingredient dip quickly!

Muffaletta Salad –All the components of a Muffaletta tossed together with only 7 ingredients and you literally open jars and cans to createthis amazing salad. If you’re having trouble finding olive salad, raid the olive bar. Also, here’s a jar of my favorite Italian Olive Salad

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo – Serve over rice and this satisfying Louisiana classic feeds a crowd. I like to serve in mugs for self-serve. You can serve from a crock pot.Easy Mardi Gras Party Menu Recipes: Best Gumbo to Quick King Cake (1)

Louisiana Crawfish Fettuccine – Cheesy savory southern standby and this recipe is freezer friendly! So, I usually make it ahead of time for a crowd pleaser recipe. I have lots of easy crawfish recipes.

King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling – This melt in your mouth dessert starts with low-fat crescent rolls.

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King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling

Halloween use orange & black, Thanksgiving use autumn colors, Christmas use holiday colors, Valentine’s Day go pink, St. Paddy’s Day go green and Easter’s pastel colors for your icing instead of Mardi Gras colors.

Servings 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-ounce) cans reduced-fat crescent rolls
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-ounce) cans reduced-fat crescent rolls
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 10-inch round pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.


  2. Separate crescent rolls at perforations, into 16 slices. Place slices around prepared pan with points in center. About halfway down from points, press seams together.


  3. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Spread on dough in center where seams have been pressed together.


  4. In another small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over cream cheese. Fold dough points over filling, then fold bottom of triangle over points forming a circular roll like a king cake.


  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly, drizzle with colored Mardi Gras Icing.

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Mardi Gras Icing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Yellow, green, red, and blue food coloring

Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Yellow, green, red, and blue food coloring

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, except food color. Divide mixture into three bowls.

  2. In first bowl, add a few drops of yellow food coloring. In second bowl, add a few drops of green food coloring and in the third bowl, add equal amounts of drops of red and blue food coloring (to create purple).

  3. Drizzle over cooled cake.

My Mardi Gras Food Recipes That Are Easy Mardi Gras Recipes For Sure

I am excited to share some of my favorite Mardi Gras party food recipes. These easy Mardi Gras recipes are made with everyday ingredients so you won’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Many, you can make ahead but they all feed a crowd because during the festival season everyone wants to eat and have a good time! This is a simple Mardi Gras menu that I know you will find easy to do.

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Easy Muffuletta Sandwich Recipe- 4-Ingredient Italian Mini Muffuletta Recipe If you have never had a muffaletta, you are in for a treat! Think of these miniature sandwiches as scrumptious Italian ham sliders. Another one of my make ahead and freeze recipes to pull out for appetizers, lunch, or snacks.

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Red Beans Recipe Appetizer for Mardi Gras Theme PartyTry this savory dip to start off your Mardi Gras theme party. Healthy fiber-rich ingredients reminiscent of a Cajun red beans and rice dish that will have you digging in!

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Easy Muffuletta Salad Recipe- Jazzed Up Amazing Muffuletta Pasta SaladThis recipe includesall the components of a muffaletta in one fabulous salad! Best of all, it is so simple to make. Try using another grain like quinoa or rice to make it gluten-free.Easy Muffuletta Salad Recipe -Jazzed Up Amazing Muffuletta Pasta Salad.

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo -Secret To Healthy Roux for GumboThe secret is in the roux and it makes this easy gumbo recipe healthier & even diabetic friendly gumbo. Everyone loves gumbo and it is easy to make ahead of time and freeze. In Louisiana, gumbo tops my Mardi Gras food recipes.

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Crawfish Fettuccine Recipe with Velveeta – #1 Healthy Crawfish Pasta Dinnermy go to make-ahead Louisiana crowd-pleaser recipe. I love to make this recipe ahead of time and freeze to pull out when I have extras at my house. My daughter, Haley and her friends had this great crawfish recipe on the many visits to my house. This crawfish fettuccine recipe always made my Mardi Gras Party Menu.

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King Cake Tops Mardi Gras Food Recipes: Wait Until You Taste My Crawfish King Cake!

This is a new crawfish recipe that I am so excited about. If you like stuffed crawfish bread then wait until you see my savory easy Crawfish King Cake Recipe – Louisiana Easy Crawfish Recipe OMG Amazing!I promise this will top your Mardi Gras Menu. Remember, you can find Louisiana crawfish frozen year round.I have so many amazing and easy crawfish recipes on my healthy food blog.

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Enjoy my trim and terrific Mardi Gras food recipes year round. Most these easy Mardi Gras recipes are from my Louisiana cookbook, Gulf Coast FavoritesCook healthy Cajun recipes in your own home with everyday ingredients.

Guess what? I have now created a new King Cake with Crawfish Cream Cheese Fillingand it is all the rage!! Simple and absolutely delicious this savory easy king cake will make a hit at your Mardi Gras Party!

Simple Centerpiece One of My Favorite Mardi Gras Party Ideas

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You don’t have to spend a lot of money on Mardi Gras decorations because everyone loves beads and more beads. With dried red beans, rice and a votive, you can add mood lighting to your Mardi Gras party menu.

Make these centerpieces whatever size you want in whatever container you have hanging around. Simple and a touch of lighting that tops my list of Mardi Gras party ideas.

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