Best Gluten-Free Mardi Gras Recipes

Celebrate Mardi Gras with these gluten-free New Orleans-inspired recipes

A collection of gluten-free Mardi Gras recipes inspired by the legendary cuisine of New Orleans.

  • 01 of 09
    Gluten-Free New Orleans-Style Gumbo. 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    A bowl of gumbo is as rich, steeped in mystery and complex as Louisiana, where it originated. Gluten-Free Chicken Gumbo starts with a simple deep, dark caramel-colored gluten-free roux- a combination of browned oil and flour.

    Recipe for New Orleans-Style Gluten-Free Gumbo

  • 02 of 09
    Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya with Brown Rice. 2010 © John Mitzewich

    Here's another classic Creole recipe from Chef John Mitzewich, About.com Guide to American Food- Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya with Brown Rice! Be sure to use gluten-free sausage, chicken broth, and spices and enjoy this recipe, which John calls "soul food at its finest - hearty, satisfying, and deeply comforting."

    Recipe for Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya with Brown Rice

  • 03 of 09

    Cafe Brulot

    Cafe Brulot. Flickr User "one2c900d"

    "This delicious spiced café blot recipe is straight from the heart of the Cajun and Creole cuisine of New Orleans. Prepared tableside in local restaurants with equal parts grace and theater, the coffee features flambéed brandy, citrus peel, and spices, mixed with hot coffee." - Rebecca Franklin, About.com Guide to French Food

    Recipe for Cafe Brulot

  • 04 of 09

    Seafood Fritters with Mango Dipping Sauce

    Gluten-Free Seafood Fritters. 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss

    These spicy seafood fritters with mango dipping sauce are made with fresh lump crabmeat but substitute your favorite seafood and these fritters will be equally delicious. This recipe is adapted to gluten-free diets from a recipe which appears in ​The South - The Beautiful Cooking by Mara Reid Rogers and Jim Auchmutey.

    Recipe for Gluten-Free Seafood Fritters with Mango Dipping Sauce

    Continue to 5 of 9 below.
  • 05 of 09
    Pan-Grilled Barbecued Shrimp Recipe. Photo 2010 © John Mitzewich

    Barbecued shrimp is a very popular recipe in New Orleans and this super fast and easy recipe for pan-grilled barbecued shrimp comes from our wildly popular About.com Guide to American Food, Chef John Mitzewich. Be sure to use gluten-free ketchup and spices in this terrific Creole recipe from John.

    Recipe for Pan-Grilled Barbecued Shrimp

  • 06 of 09
    Gluten-Free Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce. 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss

    Use your favorite gluten-free bread to make this rich recipe for Gluten-Free Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce. For a fast, easy and delicious alternative to using homemade gluten-free bread in this luscious recipe, try Udi's Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread.

    Recipe for Gluten-Free Bread Pudding with Apples and Bourbon Sauce

    Review of Udi's Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread

  • 07 of 09
    Creamy Pralines with Toasted Pecans. Photo © 2010 Diana Rattray

    "Toasted pecans give these cream pralines a distinct pecan flavor. Make these pralines for Mardi Gras, or any special occasion." - Diana Rattray, About.com Guide to Southern Food

    Recipe for Creamy Pralines with Toasted Pecans

  • 08 of 09

    Bananas Foster

    An elegant dessert that's legendary in the French Quarter. This is another 5-star recipe from Diana Rattray, About.com Guide to Southern Food.

    Recipe for Bananas Foster

    Watch Bananas Foster Being Prepared at Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans

    Continue to 9 of 9 below.
  • 09 of 09
    Ramos Fizz Cocktail. Photo 2010 © Shannon Graham

    "Also known as a Ramos Fizz, the New Orleans Fizz was created in the late 1800's by Henry C. Ramos in New Orleans. The cocktail became so popular that by the 1915 Mardi Gras celebration Ramos' 35 "shaker boys" could not keep up with demand." - Colleen Graham, About.com Guide to Cocktails

    Recipe for Ramos Fizz