TOP 10Mardi Gras Instant Pot recipes

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the world’s biggest parties, known for its colorful parades and floats, jazzy music, and of course, amazing food. Many wear exotic costumes of purple (Justice)green (Faith) and gold (Power) with beads dangling around their necks. Experienced merrymakers bring a large bag to haul away the beads and trinkets caught during the parades.

Mardi Gras Fact: Did you know it is against the law to be on a Mardi Gras parade float without a mask? This encourages all participants to intermingle with strangers, and forced people to smash through class barriers back in the day. This party is for everyone!

As they say in the Big Easy, “laissez les bon temps rouler,” which means “let the good times roll.” And to help you bring some Cajun merriment to your festivities, here are our top ten Mardi Gras-inspired recipes for your Instant Pot.

01

Quick Party Meatball

By: Chop Secrets

Let’s cheat by using frozen meatballs for this extra quick Instant Pot party appetizer. This go to recipe is a life saver when guests appear at your door or you have forgotten about a friend’s get together. The entire preparation takes 15 minutes!

02

Savory Blue Cheese Appetizer Cheesecake

By: Instant Pot Miracle

Wonderfully rich cheese ball is a perfect way to celebrate Mardi Gras. Decorate the cheese ball appetizer with purple grapes, green apple slices, and golden yellow pears as garnish to simulate a traditional New Orleans King Cake.

03

Ace Blender – Frozen Mochaccinos

By: Ace Blender

Be parade-ready with an extra rich creamy coffee for breakfast, or any time during the day. Taking less than 10 minutes to prepare, this sugary sweet caffeine-boost will give you the extra energy to sing, dance, and party ‘til you drop!

04

Chicken, Shrimp, Vegetable Gumbo

By: Time Inc.

This crowd-pleasing Instant Pot Gumbo is a delicious New Orleans dish that’s hearty, satisfying, and bursting with chicken, shrimp, and vegetable flavor. Enjoy this comforting meal served over rice. Worried about finding Okra in your local grocery store? Substitute sliced mushrooms, and you’re good to go.

05

Jambalaya

By: Paint the Kitchen Red

Celebrate Cajun cuisine’s rustic American cooking traditions by making Jambalaya, a Louisiana delicacy. This creation originates from the French Quarter of New Orleans, made with andouille spiced smoky Cajun sausage, chicken and shrimp. Spanish chorizo or kielbasa sausage are excellent substitutes for andouille in a pinch.

06

Red Beans & Rice with Andouille Sausage

By: Cooking With Your Instant Pot Mini – Heather Schlueter

If you love spice, double the Cayenne pepper for this Cajun main dish. The spices will be enhanced with the addition of the spicy smoked andouille Cajun sausage, but it’ll still be lip-smackingly good if you have to substitute another sausage like chorizo or kielbasa.

07

Amazin’ Cajun Pasta

By: Chop Secrets

For an interesting new taste, try turkey sausage with Cajun spices to make this dinner in under 30 minutes. For easiest enjoyment, use a short pasta like penne or rotini instead of spaghetti.

08

Lobster Fondue Mac

By: Carole Nelson Brown

Fancy up plan old mac and cheese with lobster tails, bacon, and three different types of cheese! Yum! This kitchen classic is good enough to serve at an adult dinner party.

09

Ace Blender – Whole Wheat Pancakes

By: Ace Blender

We can’t forget that Mardi Gras is also Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday! Here’s a brand new recipe for mixing up some healthy whole wheat pancake batter in an Ace Blender.

10

Candied Cajun Trail Mix

By: Lindsay Cotter

Take Cajun flavor with you wherever you go with this spicy snack. It’s vegetarian, with vegan and paleo options, too!

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