Louisiana Recipes

Louisiana, the state that's famous for turducken, etouffee, gumbo, and more, has one of the greatest local cuisines of any state. With top-rated recipes you can cook these dishes at home.

Staff Picks

Melt in Your Mouth Pralines

Rating: 3 stars 11
They are terrific! Not chalky, but creamy and delicious. These can be stored at room temperature, or frozen. Can't beat pralines from Louisiana!

Louisiana Crawfish Boil

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
A feast fit for a crowd, this crawfish boil makes for a memorable meal.
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Louisiana Sweet Potato Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 398
These are a very welcome change from regular pancakes. Great with maple syrup or cranberry sauce.

Crawfish Fettuccine II

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
This recipe is great for 'creamy pasta' lovers. Fettuccine noodles can easily be substituted with angel hair pasta.
By Jessica

Louisiana Shrimp Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 125
Don't let the name fool you, this casserole is NOT spicy, but it sure is delicious!

Louisiana Beef Stew

Rating: 4 stars 19
Beef stew with tomatoes, carrots and raisins, flavored with molasses and served with steamed rice.

Richard and Suzanne's Louisiana Crawfish Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
This is a traditional crawfish dish in New Orleans. This dish can be spicy or mild depending on the amount of red pepper flakes you use, so be careful.

Louisiana Shrimp Creole

Rating: 4.5 stars 395
Shrimp simmered in a deliciously spicy tomato and green bell pepper sauce.

Bourbon Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 619
Baked chicken breasts marinated overnight in bourbon, soy sauce, and sugar.

Tanya's Louisiana Southern Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 116
This recipe is from my grandmother and great grandmother's family.
By Tanya Lewis
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Inspiration and Ideas

No One Cooks a Gumbo Like Your Mawmaw, But Even She Would Approve
 These 15 Cajun dishes taste delicious enough to earn a c'est bon from Mawmaw herself.
Best Cajun Side Dishes
Our list includes red beans and rice, maque choux, and the surprising side dish that sometimes replaces rice in gumbo.
Jambalaya
Rating: 5 stars 1061

A spicy jambalaya recipe with chicken, andouille sausage, rice and Cajun seasonings.