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Mardi Gras Dinner Recipes

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Creole Skillet Dinner

Creole Skillet Dinner

Creole Skillet Dinner

While living in Canada, I sampled this colorful dish at a neighbor's. The following Christmas, I served it instead of my traditional turkey, and I received numerous compliments on it. I frequently substitute shrimp or sausage for the chicken...or add all three. -Bonnie Brann, Pasco, Washington

Quick Cajun Chicken Penne

Quick Cajun Chicken Penne

Quick Cajun Chicken Penne

I used to work at a restaurant that served a variation of chicken with penne pasta. I didn't know how easy it would be to make until I gave it a shot at home - now it's always a requested meal around my house. —Rusty Koll, Elmwood, Illinois

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits

For a sweet and spicy meal, I serve shrimp and vegetables in a honey, lemon juice, pepper sauce alongside dressed-up grits. It's my fresh spin on the Southern classic. —Judith King, Madisonville, Tennessee
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Spicy Roasted Sausage, Potatoes and Peppers

Spicy Roasted Sausage, Potatoes and Peppers

Spicy Roasted Sausage, Potatoes and Peppers

I love to share my cooking, and this hearty meal-in-one has gotten a tasty reputation around town. People have actually approached me in public to ask for the recipe. —Laurie Sledge, Brandon, Mississippi

Broiled Fish

Broiled Fish

Broiled Fish

"MOTHER'S SECRET in preparing this recipe was to butter the fish first before dusting it with flour. That seals in the moisture of the fish, which makes it succulent and absolutely delicious."

Chicken Jambalaya

Chicken Jambalaya

Chicken Jambalaya

"This is a great dish to serve at parties," relates Lynn Desjardins of Atkinson, New Hampshire. "It's just as good as, if not tastier than, the high-fat version. And it reheats well."

Easy Shrimp Creole

Easy Shrimp Creole

Easy Shrimp Creole

I found this super-quick shrimp recipe in a magazine years ago and have changed it to suit my taste. To speed things along, I cook the rice in the microwave, using chicken broth instead of water. I’ve only had compliments whenever I’ve served it. –Jean Gauthier, Rives Junction, Michigan

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Having a cousin who's a pork producer is a bonus when looking for great recipes. This slightly spicy entree turns out perfectly every time.

Andouille-Stuffed Peppers

Andouille-Stuffed Peppers

Andouille-Stuffed Peppers

Green peppers in Cajun dishes inspired this recipe. For a healthy choice instead of andouille, substitute chicken sausage, cubed chicken or other protein. —Sarah Larson, Carlsbad, California

Spanish-Style Paella

Spanish-Style Paella

Spanish-Style Paella

If you enjoy cooking ethnic foods, this hearty rice dish will be a favorite. It's brimming with generous chunks of sausage, shrimp and veggies.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Louisiana Jambalaya

Louisiana Jambalaya

Louisiana Jambalaya

My husband helped add a little spice to my life. He grew up on Cajun cooking, while I ate mostly meat-and-potatoes meals.—Sandra Pichon, Slidell, Louisiana
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