Take yourself on a trip to the Big Easy with 20 delicious recipes from Louisiana that can easily be made at home. Some of my favorites are gumbo, fried shrimp, and jambalaya. I hope you give one a try today!

Fried Shrimp Po’Boy

Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.
Want to save this recipe?
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week!

A Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy is a classic sandwich from New Orleans, Louisiana, that features crispy fried shrimp nestled inside a piece of French bread – fully dressed with shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and sliced pickles.

Get the Recipe: Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Louisiana Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Louisiana Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is a true representation of classic home cooking – taking simple, inexpensive ingredients and elevating them into an extraordinary meal. This Creole gumbo is loaded with okra, tomatoes, sausage, and chicken – it is so delicious.

Get the Recipe: Louisiana Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce

Cane’s Sauce. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This Copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce Recipe tastes JUST LIKE the original and is perfect for chicken tenders, fries, and burgers. It is tangy, creamy, peppery, and so addicting.

Get the Recipe: Copycat Raising Cane’s Sauce

Southern Style Collard Greens

Collard Greens. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

If you’re looking for the Best Collard Greens Recipe, look no further. This classic southern side dish features tender collard greens, cooked to perfection, southern style, with savory bacon, onions, a ham hock, and garlic. Trust me – once you try these greens, you’ll never need another recipe again.

Get the Recipe: Southern Style Collard Greens

Fried Shrimp

Deep-Fried Shrimp. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Perfectly battered and fried to a golden crisp, these succulent shrimp make for a mouth-watering appetizer or main dish. Deep-Fried Shrimp are crispy and delicious, and pair perfectly with homemade tartar sauce.

Get the Recipe: Deep-Fried Shrimp

Roast Beef Debris

Roast Beef Debris. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Roast Beef Debris is a New Orleans classic – tender, shredded beef in a flavorful sauce that just melts in your mouth. Served on crunchy French bread and fully dressed with mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes – it is so delicious.

Get the Recipe: Roast Beef Debris

Instant Pot Jambalaya

IP Jambalaya. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This Quick and Easy Instant Pot Jambalaya Recipe is a Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya (though you can add shrimp if desired), and it is a family favorite. Modeled after my mother-in-law’s Creole Jambalaya Recipe, it is a tried and true recipe that we have been making for years – only now the cooking time is reduced.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Jambalaya

Tartar Sauce

Tartar Sauce. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe is the perfect sauce to dip your crunchy fried fish fillets or crispy fried shrimp in. The tangy flavor pairs perfectly with so many dishes, and it is so easy to make.

Get the Recipe: Tartar Sauce

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

BBQ Shrimp is a classic New Orleans recipe where shrimp is sautéed in a savory sauce made from butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Creole seasoning, black pepper, & lemon juice. You don’t need a grill, but you’ll want some crunchy French bread.

Get the Recipe: New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Classic Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This creamy, peppery, Homemade Pimento Cheese is a classic Southern recipe that’s perfect for any occasion. With its blend of shredded cheddar cheese, mayo, and diced pimentos, this versatile spread is not only a delicious sandwich filling but it’s also a crowd-pleasing dip for crackers and veggies or a flavorful topping for burgers.

Get the Recipe: Pimento Cheese

Cajun Corn Maque Choux

Corn Maque Choux. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Corn Maque Choux is a classic Cajun side dish that is creamy, flavorful, and has just a little bit of heat. The smoky bacon grease softens the corn as it mixes with the Cajun spices, and the end result is a delicious Southern side dish.

Get the Recipe: Cajun Corn Maque Choux

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice is a mouth-watering dish with a thick and creamy texture and a depth of flavor that is simply irresistible. Passed down through generations, this family recipe is sure to leave your guests asking for seconds.

Get the Recipe: Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Blackened Chicken

Blackened Chicken. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Blackened Chicken is flavored with a little Cajun heat and has a perfectly charred crust. The chicken is perfectly cooked – seared just until the spices blacken and can be used in so many dishes.

Get the Recipe: Blackened Chicken

Crawfish Étouffée

Crawfish Étouffée. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Crawfish Étouffée is an easy-to-make, smothered crawfish dish that is over-the-top delicious. The creamy sauce, tender crawfish tails, and perfect amount of Creole seasoning make this a knockout dinner.

Get the Recipe: Crawfish Étouffée

Seafood Gumbo

Creole Seafood Gumbo. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Creole Seafood Gumbo is rich, delicious, and so hearty. It is a bowl of New Orleans comfort that will take your taste buds on a trip to the Big Easy.

Get the Recipe: Creole Seafood Gumbo

Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning is the perfect spice mix to improve any meal – it’s a little salty, a little spicy, and packed with flavor. It is the perfect way to add a big punch of flavor to chicken, ribs, seafood, pork, or vegetables.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Biscuit Beignets

Biscuit Beignets. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Biscuit Beignets are fluffy little pillows of fried biscuit dough. They are crispy and golden brown on the outside and soft and tender on the inside – then lightly dusted with powdered sugar.

Get the Recipe: Biscuit Beignets

Louisiana Seafood Gumbo

Louisiana Seafood Gumbo. Photo Credit: State of Dinner.

Our Louisiana Seafood Gumbo is a hearty stew that is thickened with a dark roux. We add the classic vegetables, then finish it off with a trio of meat: crab, shrimp, and andouille sausage.

Get the Recipe: Louisiana Seafood Gumbo

Creole Shakshuka

Creole Shakshuka. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Creole Shakshuka is a wonderful combination of the traditional Mediterranean eggs poached in tomato sauce with andouille sausage and a little bit of spice. It adds flair to any brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Get the Recipe: Creole Shakshuka

Popeye’s Cajun Sparkle – French Fry Seasoning

Popeye’s Cajun Sparkle. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This Homemade French Fry Seasoning is so easy to make and is perfect for adding some flavor and spice to plain French fries. It is a Copycat of Popeye’s Cajun Sparkle and is the best way to season oven-baked fries, fries made in the air fryer, or deep-fried fries!

Get the Recipe: Homemade French Fry Seasoning

Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller. Photo Credit: Grits and Pinecones.

Ultimate Oysters Rockefeller is for you if you are looking for an outstanding appetizer to impress your guests or a light, healthy dinner entree! This classic dish is a must-try for seafood lovers and, like my recipe for Southern Crispy Fried Oysters, is perfect for showcasing oysters’ briny and succulent flavors.

Get the Recipe: Oysters Rockefeller

Creole Seasoning

Creole Seasoning. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

This Homemade Creole Seasoning Recipe tastes so much better than store-bought seasoning, and it is so easy to make. It has no preservatives or fillers and is such a delicious way to add a boost of flavor to homemade Creole dishes.

Get the Recipe: Creole Seasoning

Fried Oysters

Fried Oysters. Photo Credit: Grits & Pinecones.

Easy Southern Crispy Fried Oysters are perfect for you if you love oysters and want to make five-star, restaurant-quality, golden brown fried oysters at home.

Get the Recipe: Fried Oysters

Crawfish Monica

Crawfish Monica. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Crawfish Monica is a New Orleans pasta dish that is loaded with crawfish that are smothered in a buttery wine and cream sauce. The sauce has a kick from Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper that’s balanced out with fresh green onions and parsley. It’s so good.

Get the Recipe: Crawfish Monica

Catfish Atchafalaya

Catfish Atchafalaya. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Catfish Atchafalaya is a unique combination of Southern Fried Catfish, smothered in Crawfish Étouffée, and served with Green Onion Rice. It is a five-star meal that is easy to enjoy at home.

Get the Recipe: Catfish Atchafalaya

Creole Remoulade Sauce

Creole Remoulade Sauce. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Creole Remoulade Sauce combines creamy mayonnaise and Creole mustard with dill pickles and horseradish to make a tangy sauce that adds flavor to so many delicious seafood dishes. It’s so easy to make and tastes so good!

Get the Recipe: Creole Remoulade Sauce

Follow Me for More

Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Be sure to follow me by tapping the follow button above this post. Also, if you would like me to email you my favorite recipes, sign up by clicking below!

Subscribe to the Southern Bytes Email List

Filed Under:

Hi, I'm Kari!

I am a newlywed, food blogger, health coach, and mama to a hot mess of a border collie. I love to put a new spin on old family recipes and I try to make as many meals as possible with an Instant Pot.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *