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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.

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Clams Casino

Clams Casino

Clams Casino

Your guests will be impressed with our home economists' version of a classic upscale appetizer. Cayenne pepper nicely seasons the bread crumb topping.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

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
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Baked Creole Shrimp

Baked Creole Shrimp

Baked Creole Shrimp

A friend shared this recipe with me after tinkering with different ways to prepare freshly-caught shrimp. Here in the South, we bake the shrimp unpeeled.

Creole-Cajun Wings

Creole-Cajun Wings

Creole-Cajun Wings

This chicken wings make a delightfully zippy appetizer. I've received lots of complements on this simple dish.—Ron Treadaway, Acworth, Georgia

Onion Blossoms

Onion Blossoms

Onion Blossoms

An Onion Blossoms—whole onions cut to resemble a flower and then deep-fried—were the talk of the town when served at a popular local festival in northwestern Louisiana. Steve Watkins of Liar's Pub in Bossier City shares his restaurants recipe—Jeanne Bennett, Minden, Louisiana

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
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