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Mardi Gras Appetizers

Looking for Mardi Gras appetizers? Get easy to make Mardi Gras appetizer recipes. Taste of Home has appetizers for Mardi Gras including Mardi Gras wings, Mardi Gras shrimp recipes, and more Mardi Gras appetizers.

Rajun Cajun Crab Dip

Rajun Cajun Crab Dip

Rajun Cajun Crab Dip

I feel this dip is so good that it's hard to stop at just one serving. I like to serve it with an assortment of crackers or toasted bread.—Laura Davis, Rusk, Texas

Fried Dill Pickles

Fried Dill Pickles

Fried Dill Pickles

Enjoy fried pickles at restaurants? You may be surprised at how easy it is to make your own. But don't be surprised if they get snatched up in a flash! —Eloise Maynor, Scottsboro, AL

Brown Sugar-Glazed Meatballs

Brown Sugar-Glazed Meatballs

Brown Sugar-Glazed Meatballs

I modeled these sweet-spicy pork-and-shrimp meatballs after the filling in Asian wontons. They're a family favorite, whether I serve them alone as an appetizer or over hot cooked rice as a main dish. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Gump's Shrimp & Grits

Gump's Shrimp & Grits

Gump's Shrimp & Grits

As Forrest Gump would say, shrimp and grits go together like peas and carrots in this appetizer. You’ll love the rich sauce, the hint of heat and the refreshing citrus flavor. —Gene Peters, Edwardsville, Illinois

Muffuletta Cheesecake

Muffuletta Cheesecake

Muffuletta Cheesecake

When I needed a party appetizer and couldn’t find a recipe I liked, I created my own. This savory spread boasts the flavors of a classic Italian muffuletta sandwich.—Helen Flamm, Dayton, Ohio

Cajun Crawfish Sliders

Cajun Crawfish Sliders

Cajun Crawfish Sliders

Add a touch of Southern hospitality to your festivities with our upscale version of a slider. The crawfish gets a touch of spicy goodness from the chipotle mayonnaise and jalapeno.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Crawfish Beignets with Cajun Dipping Sauce

Crawfish Beignets with Cajun Dipping Sauce

Crawfish Beignets with Cajun Dipping Sauce

Get a taste of the deep South with these slightly spicy beignets. You won't be able to eat just one! —Donna Lanclos, Lafayette, Louisiana

Roasted Russet & Sweet Potato Wedges

Roasted Russet & Sweet Potato Wedges

Roasted Russet & Sweet Potato Wedges

Fried fish wouldn't be complete without chips. A cool sour cream sauce tames the heat in these taters, but if you're looking for more spice, add chili powder to the seasonings. —Theresa Eischens, Hutchinson, Minnesota
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Better Than Fried Shrimp

Better Than Fried Shrimp

Better Than Fried Shrimp

Here’s a fabulous alternative to battered and deep-fried shrimp. Coating the shrimp with panko breadcrumbs, spraying with cooking spray and then baking give this appetizer a wonderful crunch without all the saturated fat and calories of deep-frying. —Cher Schwartz, Ellisville, Missouri

Creole Scallop Cakes

Creole Scallop Cakes

Creole Scallop Cakes

Experimenting in the kitchen is a passion of mine...a passion I hope to pass along to my daughter. One day I had some scallops and decided to concoct a scallop cake instead of a crab cake. This scrumptious appetizer can be prepare ahead of time. Both the cakes and aioli sauce can be made the day before, then cook the cakes just before serving. Not only will this simplify last-minute prep, but it allows the flavors to infuse into the mixture, making the dish even more yummy. My family and friends love them.—Iisha Leftrdige-Brooks, Sacramento, California

Spicy Skeleton Ribs

Spicy Skeleton Ribs

Spicy Skeleton Ribs

These ribs are sure to add kick to the party thanks to the haunting combination of spices. This can be served as an appetizer or even a hearty sandwich, depending on the occasion. Let the kids fill up on this before trick-or-treating.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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