Mardi Gras recipes sure to make you dance.

At Publix, we love a good celebration, especially if there’s food involved. And when it comes to celebrations involving food, Mardi Gras is king! But Fat Tuesday is more than just the traditional parades you might be imagining. In fact, the first American Mardi Gras celebration began in Mobile, Alabama, and is more centered on family and friends than its sibling celebration in New Orleans. So we encourage you to gather your favorite people and indulge in traditional Cajun and creole-inspired foods. Here are three of our favorite recipes for you to impress your guests with this year.


Sweet Chili Shrimp Po’boy with Plum Cake

Po’boys are served on baguette-like French bread, which is known for its crisp crust and fluffy center. Check out our spin on this traditional recipe here.


Chicken and Sausage Gumbo over Rice

Gumbo is usually followed up with lots of dancing, and is a must-have on Fat Tuesday! Get the recipe here.


Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie

This sweet pie embodies festive gathering. A staple in the South, this pie isn’t complete without whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Get the recipe here.


Explore more Mardi Gras recipes here, or if you don’t feel like cooking, we’re happy to provide you with a parade of platters sure to keep your guests happy and full. And don’t forget the all-important king cake! Visit the Bakery at your neighborhood Publix to get yours.