Fab Recipes for Fat Tuesday

New Orleans definitely knows a thing or two about food. Besides being one of the wildest cities in the U.S., it also has a reputation for down-right, delicious cuisine. 

If you’re seeking spice and flavor, the Big Easy is the place for you. With loaded gumbo and lip-smacking chili, it’s not surprising that Rach has a few recipes inspired by the city. See how she brings the native foods to her table with our round-up of Fat Tuesday-inspired dishes:

Gumbo-Style Chunky Hash with Fried Eggs

Start Fat Tuesday off on the right foot with this unique take on breakfast. 

Fat Tuesday Chili

It’s only fitting to make this chili on the day it was named after! The special topping helps tone down the heat while giving the chili the perfect crunch in every bite.

Andouille Dawgs with Gumbo 

Get a taste of New Orleans with this double dog dinner. The sauce has a traditional Louisiana flavor that takes the sausages to the next level.

Cajun Oven Fries

Cajun is a popular New Orleans flavor found in homes and in restaurants. Baking these fries keep the side dish from becoming too greasy. 

Creole-Style Chili

Crack a beer and take your time making this chili. Its long list of ingredients make it deliciously chunky and a true treat.


The best of both worlds: pasta and jambalaya. In one dish Rachael marries her Italian background with her dad’s Louisiana roots.

Ragin’ Cajun Chili

You know a name like that means business. Prepare to blow your taste buds away! The spices in this chili really hit the spot.

Still looking for the perfect dish? We’ve got three more for you to try!

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