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Cajun Wedding Food Ideas

A Mardi Gras themed wedding is a loud, happy event and the Cajun wedding food should be hot and spicy.

Cajun people are known for their good food, good wine, and good parties.

So, crank up the music and let the good times roll!

Popular Cajun Foods To Serve

Along with bold spices, seafood is frequently used in Cajun cooking and should be a key part of your menu.

If you are wanting to serve a no fuss menu, then a must food for any Cajun event is Crawfish Étoufée served over rice. Add some hot bread and you have a complete meal that everyone will enjoy.

For hors d'oeuvre, you could serve Cajun boudin sausage balls which are very popular. Cajun boudin sausage is made from a blend of rice, spices and a meat, which can be pork, crawfish or alligator.

The food served at most Cajun events is homemade.

Our Favorite Cajun Cookbooks


If you are planning a more formal event, then here a few menu ideas for your reception.

Picture of seafood mixed with corn on the cob for a Cajun wedding food

Hors d'oeuvres

  • Cold Shrimp Dip
  • Shrimp Remoulade
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Mini Louisiana Crab Cakes
  • Stuffed Crabs
  • Boudin Balls
  • Crawfish Dip
  • Hushpuppies

Salads and Soups

  • Cold Shrimp Pasta Salad
  • File Gumbo
  • Corn and Crab Bisque Chowder
  • Crawfish Étoufée
  • Carrot Salad
  • Creole Crab Salad
  • Chicken Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Melon balls, grapes and strawberries


Picture of shrimp and bell peppers served at Cajun wedding reception.
  • Jambalaya
  • Brisket
  • Stuffed Tongue
  • Shrimp Pie
  • Fiery Cajun Shrimp
  • Fried Catfish
  • Roast Pig
  • Fried Turkey
  • Cajun Chicken Breasts


  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Dirty Rice
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Okra and Tomatoes
  • Fried Okra
  • Oyster Dressing
  • Creole Eggplant


Picture of New Orleans King cake served at a Cajun Wedding.

King Cake

Traditionally, there is a white cake with a chocolate groom's cake served during a Southern reception.

Along with these, you could also serve a New Orleans King Cake and pecan pralines for everyone to enjoy.


Beer and iced tea

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Don't forget to include music and dancing at your reception.

Most Cajun parties feature a live band that plays plenty of New Orleans music.

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Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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