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Cajun Recipes

From shrimp and catfish to gumbo and jambalaya, you don't have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy the zesty flavors of Cajun cuisine. Browse this collection of Cajun recipes to plan a Mardi Gras party at home.

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I've had this recipe for over twenty years and love it. Since the children are grown, I now cook just half the recipe for my husband and I. And it's so easy! You'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time. —Ann Rogers, Ocala, Florida
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Olive-Cucumber Tossed Salad

Olive-Cucumber Tossed Salad

Olive-Cucumber Tossed Salad

You get lots of flavor from just a few ingredients in this easy-to-fix salad. It’s refreshing but bold with zip from the Creole seasoning and saltiness from the olives.

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Hearty Rice Dressing

Hearty Rice Dressing

Hearty Rice Dressing

At church socials and family reunions, this satisfying dressing has always been well received. It's a favorite with our family, too. I cut back on the recipe to serve a smaller group. —Ruth Hayward, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Southern Vegetable Soup

Southern Vegetable Soup

Southern Vegetable Soup

This chunky, vegetable-filled soup is a surefire way to warm up those cold winter nights. —Christy Hinrichs, Parkville, Missouri
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Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

Hot 'n' Spicy Flank Steak

With its flavorful marinade, Julee Wallberg’s flank steak makes a succulent meal. “I received this recipe from a friend, and it’s been a family favorite ever since.”—Julee Wallberg, Salt Lake City, Utah

Reindeer Snack Mix

Reindeer Snack Mix

Reindeer Snack Mix

Rudolph and his pals will be dashing, dancing and prancing to gobble up this savory snack mix. Humans also will enjoy the buttery, perfectly seasoned and wonderfully crunchy combination. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

New Orleans Pecan Pie

New Orleans Pecan Pie

New Orleans Pecan Pie

Although this pie is named for New Orleans, our town is the world's "pecan capital", so it fits us, too! My mama gave me this recipe, and it's my favorite.

Slow-Cooked Cajun Corn

Slow-Cooked Cajun Corn

Slow-Cooked Cajun Corn

My husband loves corn on the cob, and I love this slow cooker recipe because I don't have to stand at a hot stove. We like a little spice, so the Cajun seasoning works well for us, but any spice blend works. —Audra Rorick, Scott City, Kansas

Ham 'n' Cheddar Corn Bread

Ham 'n' Cheddar Corn Bread

Ham 'n' Cheddar Corn Bread

This layered corn bread "sandwich" baked in the oven is a great accompaniment for steaming soup and a salad.—Christa Habegger, Greenville, South Carolina

Okra Pilaf

Okra Pilaf

Okra Pilaf

This is my very favorite rice recipe. I've served it many times and it's always received rave reviews. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Spicy Filet Mignon

Spicy Filet Mignon

Spicy Filet Mignon

I adapted this recipe from a seasoning I saw for blackened catfish. Because these steaks have a lot of kick, I make a more mellow side dish, like buttered potatoes or grilled fresh vegetables. —Vera Kobiako, Jupiter, Florida

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Bacon & Oyster Stuffing

Smoky bacon leads the way in this East Coast-inspired stuffing. If you really like oysters, add an extra can. Doubling the oysters will add about 17¢ per serving.—Sherry Thompson, Seneca, South Carolina

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

We in Louisiana love seasoned foods. I use this in gravy, over meats and with salads. It makes an excellent gift for teachers. Many have asked for the recipe.

Crawfish Etouffee

Crawfish Etouffee

Crawfish Etouffee

This is a fun and interesting dish to serve when entertaining. For some, it's an introduction to crawfish and Cajun food. Our favorite seafood restaurant features this dish on their menu and it's fabulous! —Tamra Duncan

Corn Bread Sausage Stuffing

Corn Bread Sausage Stuffing

Corn Bread Sausage Stuffing

I made this recipe over 45 years ago for the first pheasant I ever roasted—it was a special dinner I prepared to thank a wonderful sister and brother-in-law for all of their help when we bought our first home. To this day, it's a favorite with our friends and family when they come to visit.

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Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles

Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles

Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles

I love quick and bright meals like this one-skillet wonder. Homemade pico de gallo is easy to make the night before. —Tammy Brownlow, Dallas, Texas

Shrimp Po'Boys with Pineapple Slaw

Shrimp Po'Boys with Pineapple Slaw

Shrimp Po'Boys with Pineapple Slaw

This great twist on the traditional po'boy sandwich adds flavor and grains while reducing fat and calories. For a smoked flavor, grill the shrimp. For a low-carb option, serve the po'boy open-faced on a baguette half. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

Crispy Almond Tilapia

Crispy Almond Tilapia

Crispy Almond Tilapia

Since changing to a healthier style of cooking, I’ve come up with new coatings for baked fish. I use almonds, panko bread crumbs and a smidge of hot sauce to add crunchy texture with nice heat. —Amanda Flinner, Beaver, Pennsylvania
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