14 Party-Perfect Starters to Make All Carnival Season Long


Get the party started with these 14 Mardi Gras apps and starters. From Crawfish Dip to Shrimp and Andouille Beignets, we’ve got plenty of party-perfect bites for your next get together.

Smoked Sausage Kolaches

smoked sausage kolaches

These Smoked Sausage Kolaches are great as an evening appetizer or grab-and-go breakfast.

Shrimp, Spinach, and Artichoke Flatbreads


This garlicky, cheesy flatbread is a perfect appetizer with Champagne or chilled white wine.

Sweet Baby Breesus (Boudin Sliders)

Sweet Baby Breesus (Boudin Sliders)


These Boudin Sliders make the perfect Cajun Mardi Gras treat. 

Shrimp and Andouille Beignets

Shrimp and Andouille Beignets with Crawfish Corn Maque Choux

How can you go wrong with three of your favorite things rolled into one?

Sizzling Oysters R’evolution


This recipe is a French Quarter staple. 

Crab, Shrimp, and Artichoke Casserole

This Crab, Shrimp, and Artichoke Casserole is a delicious way to serve Louisiana seafood.

Tipsy Tassies

Praline liqueur adds a unique flavor to this tasty treat.

Broiled Oysters with Spinach and Andouille

Classic Louisiana flavors come together in this delicious appetizer.

Shrimp Ya-Ya

Shrimp Ya-Ya

Creamy, spicy, and full of flavor, this Shrimp Ya-Ya is a special treat.


Crawfish Dip With Fried Bow Tie Pasta

Crawfish Dip with Fried Bow Tie Pasta

This creamy, spicy Crawfish Dip with Fried Bow Tie Pasta will be your favorite new party appetizer.

Shrimp-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

You had us at shrimp.

Fried Oysters Over Creamed Spinach

These Fried Oysters Over Creamed Spinach make a stunning presentation on the half shell.

Muffuletta Stromboli

Add this perfect party starter to your Mardi Gras menu. 

Roasted Oysters with Fried Kale and Parmesan

Roasted Oysters with Fried Kale

 Your guests will love you if you add this to your Mardi Gras menu.


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