Mardi Gras New Orleans

  • how to make etouffee with shrimp
    2 hrs
    Shrimp Etouffee! This classic Louisiana stew is made with shrimp, the Holy Trinity of onion, celery, and green pepper, and a simple roux to thicken it up. Serve it over rice for a true Cajun meal!
  • Best Bread Pudding served on a plate with bourbon sauce
    2 hrs, 10 min
    This best-ever Bread Pudding is so easy to make. Just soak bread cubes with eggs, sugar, and milk, then bake. Add bourbon-soaked raisins and spices to make it extra-special. This New Orleans dessert is a classic for Christmas, Mardi Gras, or any special meal.
  • Creole Shrimp Gumbo with Andouille Sausage served in a shallow bowl
    1 hr, 45 min
    Shrimp Gumbo is like a trip to New Orleans without the plane ticket. The secret is in the slow-cooked roux — don't skip it! Serve with white rice for soaking up the rich sauce.
  • Chicken Gumbo with Sausage
    3 hrs, 20 min
    A classic spicy chicken and andouille sausage gumbo with okra.
  • Becca's Jambalaya
    Classic shrimp jambalaya with long grain rice, chicken broth, onion, bell peppers, celery, garlic, tomatoes, creole seasoning, and fresh shrimp.
  • 35 min
    Enjoy pillowy, sugary New Orleans-style Beignets right at home. Start the dough the night before, and let it rise slowly overnight for a sweet breakfast, or do it all in the morning. It's a trip to Cafe du Monde without the ticket price!
  • Slice of the best slow cooker banana bread pudding topped with a scoop of ice cream and drizzeld with caramel sauce on a gray plate. A jar of caramel sauce is off to the side.
    4 hrs, 40 min
    Whipping up a batch of bread pudding doesn’t get easier than this! The slow cooker creates a smooth and custardy texture. This version is rich with bananas, warm spices, and caramel sauce for a bread pudding twist on the famous New Orleans dessert: Bananas Foster!
  • Close up horizontal view of sazarec drink. Sazarec ingredients are in the background.
    5 min
    The Sazerac is considered by many to be America's oldest cocktail! Made with rye whiskey, Peychaud's bitters, absinthe, sugar, and a lemon peel, it's a true classic. Try it!
  • Top view of a homemade king cake on a white plate. Forks and a green linen are to the left. A small plastic baby figurine is above as well as Mardi Gras beads
    3 hrs, 10 min
    Celebrate Mardi Gras with a homemade King Cake filled with cinnamon and sugar. If you can’t make it to New Orleans, bring it to you with this step-by-step guide to making this colorful, classic celebration cake – baby and all!
  • How to make a hurricane cocktail
    5 min
    Looking for a tropical rum cocktail for Mardi Gras or just to sip on during the summer? Make a Hurricane! This boozy mix of dark and light rum, passion fruit puree, and citrus juice packs a powerful punch—it's a party drink for sure!