Mardi Gras is coming up, and it’s time to start planning your party menu! Get your party on with these Louisiana-inspired recipes. We found 10 of our heartiest, larger-than-life recipes from the Food Monster App that you can feed a crowd with! All your guests will leave full and satisfied with your Mardi Gras celebration feast.

1. Classic Louisiana-Style Red Bean Gumbo Vegan Classic Louisiana-Style Red Bean Gumbo

This Classic Louisiana-Style Red Bean Gumbo recipe uses the protein and strong, meaty flavor of red beans to recreate this dish. Not only is it full of layers upon layers of flavor, but this dish only requires one-pot.


2. Crispy Spiced Cauliflower and Okra Crispy Spiced Cauliflower and Okra [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This spicy, crisp dish is the perfect side dish for your Mardi Gras celebration! You could even serve this Crispy Spiced Cauliflower and Okra over rice for a super simple, healthy main dish!

3. Meaty Gumbo THE BEST Vegan Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This Meaty Gumbo is so filling, hearty, and full of flavor that you would never guess that meat was left off the plate! Impress your vegan and meat-eater friends alike with this dish!

5. Southern Stew Southern Stew

Southern Stew packed with black beans, corn, and greens. This is how we do soul food! It has a creamy sweet potato base to tie the whole thing together.

6. Slow Cooker Pulled Jackfruit Jambalaya Slow Cooker Pulled Jackfruit Jambalaya [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Jackfruit, cauliflower, rice, and lots of bold spices are all added to a slow cooker and hours later, you get to come home to a delicious meal with all the work done for you. Serve this Slow Cooker Pulled Jackfruit Jambalaya for the whole family!


7. Homemade Andouille Sausages Homemade Andouille Sausages [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Andouille sausages are an immortal culinary staple down in good old Louisiana! These Homemade Andouille Sausages belong on top of a steamy bowl of jambalaya, rice, or even just on their own for an appetizer.

8. One-Pot Louisiana Stew One-Pot Louisiana Stew

This is a simpler version of One-Pot Louisiana Stew, inspired by Creole and Cajun flavors. The traditional rice is replaced with potatoes for an even richer, creamier, heartier meal!

9. Spicy Gumbo Vegan Spicy Gumbo Over Rice

This Spicy Gumbo is extra warming and meaty with the vegan chicken and sausages added to the mix. This is comfort food at its finest!

10. Oven-Baked Puff Pastry Apple Beignetsvegan baked apple beignets

A traditional Louisiana dessert that is simple enough to make in bulk! Serve up these Oven-Baked Puff Pastry Apple Beignets at your celebration and feel good about it — this version has a healthier baked spin.


Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Want more recipes for your Mardi Gras celebration? Check out this article on how to make your own Homemade Cajun Seasoning by downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. 

Lead image source: Crispy Spiced Cauliflower and Okra