You can enjoy the zesty flavors of Cajun recipes at home. Browse our Cajun cuisine for potluck ideas for a crowd and classic and healthy Cajun dishes.

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    Blackened Salmon

    This blackened salmon is seasoned to perfection. It's smoky, crispy and can be served with mashed potatoes or your favorite greens. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Shrimp Po’Boys

    Enjoy a loaded sandwich with this Louisiana-originated delicacy. French rolls are stuffed with fried shrimp, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles, then...

    Copycat Popeye’s Mardi Gras Mustard

    Whether you use this sauce for dipping crunchy chicken tenders or as a sweet-hot dipping sauce for fries (move over...

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    Shrimp Etouffee

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    Étouffée is a creole seafood and rice dish that’s smothered in a rich sand flavorful sauce. This shrimp étouffée is...

    Cajun Shrimp Pasta

    I ate at a Chili's restaurant and had this amazing dish that I knew I just had to try to...

    Cajun Chicken Pasta

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    My husband was a very picky eater when we were first married. He isn't crazy about chicken, but loves it...

    Barbecue Shrimp

    This barbecue shrimp recipe has nothing to do with the grill or a sticky-sweet, ketchup-based sauce. Instead, New Orleans barbecue

    Blackened Shrimp

    With a nice amount of spice, this blackened shrimp makes for a great quick dinner. It's perfect served over rice....

    What Is the Cajun Holy Trinity and How Is It Used?

    Three savory vegetables make up the Cajun 'holy trinity' and serve as the aromatic base in many Cajun and Creole...

    I Made Cajun Potato Soup and It’s the Spice that My Life Has Been Missing

    This Cajun potato soup is the perfect mash-up between southern comfort and your grandma's beloved potato soup recipe.

    Milk Punch

    Sip on this celebratory cocktail recipe that dates back generations. Known as a favorite in New Orleans, milk punch is...

    Sheet-Pan Jambalaya with Cauliflower Rice

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    Sheet-pan dinners are a busy cook's dream with quick prep and easy cleanup. This sheet-pan jambalaya is a healthy twist...

    Muffuletta Wellingtons

    This recipe is inspired by the muffuletta, a sandwich originating in New Orleans that's made with deli meat and olive...


    Muffuletta, which originated in New Orleans, is named after the round, crusty Sicilian loaf of bread it's traditionally served on....

    New Orleans-Style Stewed Chicken

    2 reviews

    This New Orleans stewed chicken is like a gumbo but with far less liquid and bigger pieces of meat. Don't...

    Dutch Oven Red Beans and Rice

    14 reviews

    This is a one-pot meal that's ready in about 30 minutes. It is one of my husband's favorites and uses...

    Air-Fryer Okra with Smoked Paprika

    2 reviews

    Smoked paprika gives this air-fryer okra even more roasty oomph. When you want to cook okra without frying it, roast...

    What’s the Difference Between Cajun and Creole Food?

    Confused about the difference between Cajun vs. Creole food? This is a crash course in Louisiana's most famous cuisines.

    Pressure-Cooker Jambalaya Risotto

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    I love making this pressure-cooker jambalaya, especially when entertaining. The risotto makes it creamy and delicious. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North...

    Pressure-Cooker Andouille Lentil Chili

    1 review

    This recipe has been in my family for a number of years, and it's still a hit today. The smoky...

    15 Smoky Andouille Sausage Recipes

    You don't need to go to The Big Easy to enjoy these Cajun-inspired andouille sausage recipes.

    Easy Jambalaya

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    I brought this easy jambalaya to a Sunday potluck and it was quickly gobbled up. When friends asked me for...

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    Cheesy Cajun Shrimp and Grits

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    I was born and raised in the South. A few years ago I moved temporarily to Pennsylvania, where good southern...

    Air-Fryer Shrimp Po’boys

    2 reviews

    My husband loves crispy coconut shrimp and po'boys, so I combined them with a spicy remoulade and voila! This air-fryer...

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    Shrimp and Cucumber Canapes

    1 review

    These cute stacks really stand out in a holiday appetizer buffet. Tasty, cool and crunchy, they come together in a...

    Slow-Cooker Jambalaya Risotto

    3 reviews

    I love risotto, but I don't always love the time and stirring it takes to get the creamy goodness. I...

    Pressure-Cooker Red Beans and Rice

    2 reviews

    My family loves New Orleans–style cooking, so I make this dish often. I appreciate how simple it is, and the...

    Pressure-Cooker Cajun-Style Beans and Sausage

    3 reviews

    Beans and rice make the perfect meal because they're well-balanced, an excellent source of protein, and easy to prepare. Sausage...

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    49 Southern Side Dish Recipes

    Buttery corn, smothered green beans and fluffy buttermilk biscuits shine high in this collection of southern side-dish recipes.

    Turkey Shrimp Gumbo

    This slimmed-down version of gumbo tastes just as hearty as the classic version. —Michael Williams, Westfield, New York