7 Vegan Mardi Gras Recipes That Everyone Will Enjoy

7 Vegan Mardi Gras Recipes That Everyone Will Enjoy

  • Sarah Von Alt
  • Sarah Von Alt

Mardi Gras is right around the corner. For many, the day includes feasting on indulgent dishes before the Lenten season starts.

Fortunately, if you’re vegan or just trying to eat more plant-based dishes, you can still enjoy your Fat Tuesday favorites. We’ve put together a list of vegan recipes, including an iconic Louisiana-style king cake, from some of our favorite food bloggers.

Vegan Mardi Gras Recipes

1. Vegan Jambalaya

Loaded with hearty kidney beans, vegan sausage, rice, and veggies, this classic jambalaya recipe can be made in your slow cooker.

2. Vegan Sausage and Mushroom Etouffee

This vegan etouffee recipe is packed with flavor and ready in under an hour.

3. Vegan Beignets

This New Orleans classic is a must. Plus, these beignets can be made in an air fryer or the oven!

4. Vegan Cajun Gumbo

There’s nothing heartier than a bowl of gumbo. And this recipe can be made in an instant pot or a pressure cooker.

5. Oyster Mushroom Po’ Boys

This po’ boy recipe is so easy to make, and oyster mushrooms lend a meaty texture!

6. Vegan Cajun Tofu With Creamy Grits and Greens

You can’t go wrong with this flavorful dish. Recipe here.

7. Vegan Praline King Cake


This vegan take on a Mardi Gras favorite is made with pralines.

As more people find out about the animal cruelty and environmental degradation inherent in animal agriculture, they’re ditching meat and other animal products in favor of healthful plant-based meals.

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