Cajun

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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    Slow-Cooker Jambalaya Risotto

    I love risotto, but I don't always love the time and stirring it takes to get the creamy goodness. I found a slow-cooker risotto recipe and thought it was too good to be true. I decided to adapt a jambalaya recipe for this dish. —Angela Westra, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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    Seafood Gumbo

    Gumbo is one dish that makes Louisiana cuisine so famous. We live across the state line in Texas and can’t...


    Classic Crab Cakes

    Our region is known for good seafood, and crab cakes are a traditional favorite. I learned to make them from...


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    Shrimp Gumbo

    A crisp green salad and crusty French bread complete this shrimp gumbo meal. I always have hot sauce available when...


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    Crawfish Etouffee

    I like to serve this Cajun sensation when I entertain. Etouffee is typically served with shellfish over rice and is...

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    Southern Shrimp and Grits

    A southern specialty, sometimes called breakfast shrimp, this shrimp and grits recipe tastes fantastic for brunch or dinner, or anytime...


    Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles

    I love quick and bright meals like this one-skillet wonder. The way it tastes, you'd think it takes a lot...

    Sausage Jambalaya

    My family has enjoyed this delicious Cajun recipe for many years. —Lizzie Whitten, Oak Grove, Louisiana


    Cajun Beef Burgers

    Flavor abounds in these hefty Cajun Beef Burgers, spiked with bits of veggies and Cajun seasoning. A creamy mayonnaise and...


    Sticky Chicken Wings

    You'll want to keep an extra stack of napkins nearby once people start reaching for these sweet and sticky wings....

    Chicken Jambalaya

    This is a great easy chicken jambalaya recipe. It's great to serve at parties and it reheats well after! —Lynn...


    Quick Red Beans and Rice

    Even my kids like this hearty, stick-to-the-ribs dish. I like to add cubed leftover ham to make it a main...


    Louisiana Gumbo

    This Louisiana gumbo recipe certainly reflects our area of the country. It really is a meal in itself. —Gloria Mason,...


    Zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

    "Whenever there's a family gathering, my sister-in-law brings this zesty bean dip, and it's a big hit," report Pamela Smith...


    Game Day Gumbo

    Tailgating at Friday night high school games brings our children and friends together to share great food. Gumbo is a...

    Jambalaya Rice Salad

    My cold rice salad has a little hint of spice for a classic jambalaya-style kick. Shrimp, tomatoes, ham and peppers...


    Mini Crab Cakes

    Fresh crab is one of my all-time favorite foods so whenever I get the chance to cook with it I...


    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...


    Fried Dill Pickles

    You may be surprised when you see how easy it is to make a batch of Fried Dill Pickels. Don't...


    Creole Jambalaya

    Jambalaya is a traditional Louisiana dish, coming from our Spanish and French culture. Rice is the main ingredient, with different...


    Cornbread Squares

    This inexpensive cornbread will disappear as fast as you can make it. It is always fluffy and moist. —Marcia Salisbury,...


    Louisiana Jambalaya

    My husband helped add a little spice to my life. He grew up on Cajun cooking, while I ate mostly...


    Buttery Cajun Popcorn

    Cheesy and spicy, this finger-lickin' snack with just a hint of lime is downright addictive! —Beth Stengel, North Hollywood, California


    New Orleans Shrimp Creole

    This seafood dish is perfect for casual holiday gatherings and will reel in rave reviews. I've been using this tried-and-true...

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    Jambalaya

    From her home in Topeka, Kansas, subscriber Betty May shares her recipe for quick-to-cook jambalaya. "Unlike some versions, this one...


    Wasabi Crab Cakes

    With wasabi in both the crab cakes and the dipping sauce, this festive appetizer brings its own heat to the...


    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


    Texas Caviar

    My neighbor gave me a container of this zippy, tangy salsa one Christmas and I had to have the recipe....


    Catfish Spread

    Whenever we have a fish fry, we begin the meal with this dip. My children and grandchildren love it, and...


    Crispy Oven-Fried Oysters

    I entered this recipe for breaded and baked oysters with a zippy jalapeno mayonnaise in a seafood contest and took...