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

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.
Rating: 5 stars 1061

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