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    Sheet-Pan Jambalaya with Cauliflower Rice

    1 review

    Sheet-pan dinners are a busy cook's dream with quick prep and easy cleanup. This sheet-pan jambalaya is a healthy twist on a classic that uses cauliflower rice for a lower-carb supper. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

    Air-Fryer Okra with Smoked Paprika

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


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    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...


    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...


    Cajun Grilled Shrimp

    The kicked-up marinade on these shrimp makes this a flavor-packed dish. Serve over rice, and make sure to squeeze those...

    Spicy Cajun Potato Salad

    7 reviews

    Here in Louisiana we have a lot of get-togethers, and if you want your dish to be chosen over all...


    Herbed Cornmeal Crab Cakes

    I created these crispy crab cakes to include some of the fresh herbs from my garden. My husband loves them...

    Red Beans ‘n’ Rice with Sausage

    1 review

    Red beans and rice is classic, comforting fare from my hometown of New Orleans. Our Mardi Gras celebration isn't complete...


    Mustard Fried Catfish

    4 reviews

    “I make this meal on a monthly basis,” writes Barbara Keith from Faucett, MIssouri. “The fish is so delicious and...


    Spicy Praline Cashews

    This sweet-and-spicy snack makes an appearance at all of my holiday gatherings. As guests mingle and nibble on the cashews,...


    Chicken Thighs with Sausage

    11 reviews

    Whether you’re serving your family or special guests, this comforting entree hits the spot on cold winter nights. —Joanna Iovino,...

    Creole Steaks

    1 review

    Here’s a way to “fancy up” an economical cut of beef. I created the recipe as a variation on Swiss...


    Crisp Cajun Panfish

    My mother was happiest with a fishing rod in her hands, and her method of frying her catch was always...


    All-Day Red Beans & Rice

    8 reviews

    My family loves New Orleans-style cooking, so I make this authentic dish often. I appreciate how uncomplicated it is. And...


    Creole Chicken

    6 reviews

    Chili powder lends just a hint of heat to this full-flavored and oh-so-easy chicken entree. —Susan Shields, Englewood, Florida


    Cajun Spiced Broccoli

    5 reviews

    I usually make this minus the Creole seasoning, but a few weeks ago, I decided to try adding a different...

    Cajun Baked Catfish

    16 reviews

    This well-seasoned fish nets me compliments from family and friends whenever I serves it. The fish is moist and flakey,...


    Spicy Filet Mignon

    3 reviews

    I adapted this recipe from a seasoning I saw for blackened catfish. Because these steaks have a lot of kick,...


    Blackened Chicken

    17 reviews

    This spicy blackened chicken packs a one-two punch of flavor. The grilled chicken is basted with a peppery white sauce—there's...


    Blackened Chicken and Beans

    22 reviews

    My husband loves any spicy food, and this is one quick-fix recipe we can both agree on. As the chicken...


    Crab Cakes with Red Chili Mayo

    9 reviews

    This is one of the most popular appetizers I make and is lovely for a party. The spicy mayo is...


    Cajun-Style Beans and Sausage

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


    Spiced & Grilled Turkey

    My fiance loves to grill, so for the holidays we decided to grill our turkey instead of deep frying it....


    Veg Jambalaya

    7 reviews

    This flavorful entree uses convenient canned beans in place of the meat—and never lets you leave hungry. —Crystal Jo Bruns,...

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    Bayou Okra Sausage Stew

    1 review

    My husband and I worked on this recipe together. We make a big pot and freeze it to enjoy all...


    Blackened Catfish with Mango Avocado Salsa

    4 reviews

    A delightful and tasty rub makes this quick recipe fantastic. While the fish is sitting to allow the flavors to...


    Salmon with Sweet Salsa

    2 reviews

    "After years of not eating salmon, I tasted it one night at a formal dinner, where it was served with...


    Smoked Sausage Jambalaya

    15 reviews

    So easy and delicious! You can't go wrong with this New Orleans favorite.


    Fast Jiffy Jambalaya

    2 reviews

    Smoked sausage gives this Cajun-style supper wonderful flavor. For those who like their foods a little spicier, add some more...


    Catfish with Spiced Fruit Salsa

    I frequently serve fish fillets because they're good for my family's health and easy to prepare. I incorporated the homemade...