9 Cajun Super Bowl Recipes
Bites from the bayou
Cheer on your favorite New Orleans team this Super Bowl with an homage to Cajun and Creole recipes. They're low-cal, packed with flavor, and taste great with an ice-cold beer.
Cajun Shrimp and Catfish
This creamy dish contains lean protein in the form of shrimp and catfish. Plus, you'll get a dose of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
Ingredients: Buttermilk, blackening seasoning, catfish fillets, butter, green onions, mushrooms, parsley, shrimp, light Alfredo sauce, chicken broth, Parmesan cheese, long-grain rice
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This popular New Orleans sandwich originated in the famous French Quarter and contains plenty of fiber-rich veggies.
Ingredients: Italian dressing, eggplant, Vidalia onions, yellow squash, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers, pimiento-stuffed olives, thyme, French bread, provolone cheese, salami
Try this recipe: Muffuletta
This goulash is a low-fat, spice-infused version of your favorite jambalaya.
Ingredients: Tomatoes, celery, onion, paprika, thyme, sage, red pepper, Cajun seasoning, andouille sausage, chicken broth, garlic, long-grain brown rice, medium shrimp
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Creole Tomato Salad
Tomatoes are an important ingredient in the Creole cooking of New Orleans, and this composed salad puts their fresh flavor to use.
Ingredients: Ripe tomatoes, Vidalia onions, fresh mint, fresh chives, olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic
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Cajun Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Over Brown Rice
Brown rice adds a boost of fiber, while orange bell peppers add a hint of sweetness to this spicy recipe.
Ingredients: Peanut oil, onion, orange bell peppers, zucchini, Cajun seasoning, chicken broth, chicken sausage, large shrimp, brown rice, parsley
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Creole Red Snapper
Top this cholesterol-lowering fish with peppers, onions, and mix of Creole flavors.
Ingredients: Olive oil, onion, green bell pepper, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, basil, hot sauce, red snapper fillets, garlic
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Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
This is the ultimate recipe in thriftiness and convenience. Plus the long, slow cooking time coaxes all the flavor from the sausage into the beans for a mild yet savory dish.
Ingredients: Dried red kidney beans, onion, green bell pepper, celery, thyme, paprika, red pepper, smoked sausage, one bay leaf, garlic, long-grain rice, green onions
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Sausage and Chicken Gumbo
This recipe is perfect for your friends who don't eat seafood. We skip the shrimp, but keep all the authentic gumbo flavor.
Ingredients: Rice, flour, vegetable oil, chopped onion, green bell pepper, okra, celery, garlic, thyme, red pepper, chicken breasts, turkey kielbasa, diced tomatoes, chicken broth
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This jambalaya recipe mixes both French and Spanish influences to create a filling meal in a bowl.
Ingredients: Chicken breast, olive oil, turkey sausage, onion, celery, green onions, green bell peppers, garlic, chicken-flavored bouillon cubes, fat-free Italian dressing, long-grain rice
Try this recipe: Chicken-Sausage Jambalaya