44 of Our Very Best Cajun Recipes
Cajun food sparks joy. Not only is Cajun food next-level flavorsome, but it also hosts an endless assortment of dishes that vary in savory or sweet characteristics.
What’s the difference between Cajun and Creole food, you might ask? There are actually many qualities that set the two Louisiana-native cuisines apart. Generally, though, Creole cooking is characterized by tomato-based sauces and a heavy use of tomatoes, while Cajun cooking builds sauces on a simple roux made of flour.
If you’ve ever wanted to teleport to your favorite restaurant in Louisiana, then you owe it to yourself to try at least one of our 44 very best Cajun recipes.
Easy Cajun One-Pot Meals
Have little to no interest in dirtying more than one dish? You’re in luck. Many Cajun recipes — from gumbo and jambalaya to certain rice and pasta dishes — call for dumping all the ingredients into one big pot. Get ready to be extremely satisfied.
Cajun Meat and Seafood Dishes
These recipes are for those of you who love to feast on super-savory and succulent Cajun meat and seafood dishes. Why not take a stab at making your own crab cakes or a fish po’ boy? A few nifty tricks mean that you can bite into a juicy Cajun-spiced chicken sandwich in no time. With these recipes, it really couldn’t be easier.
Cajun Dinner Side Dishes
Whether you’re in search of a dipping sauce or feel inspired to cook a big pot of rice and beans, look no further than this list of epic Cajun side dishes.
Drinks for Cajun Dinners
A Cajun meal big on smoke and spice could certainly use a refreshing beverage.
From sleep-on-a-cloud pillowy beignets to desserts soaked in booze, there are endless ways to end a Cajun meal with a little sweet treat.