cajun recipes for thanksgiving

Cajun Thanksgiving Menu Ideas You’ll Love… I Gar-on-tee!

Louisiana loves a feast and there’s no better feast than Thanksgiving! What better way to celebrate than by giving traditional Thanksgiving flavors a Cajun flare? The team at Northeast Appliance Repair put together a Cajun Thanksgiving menu so all that’s left for you to do is laissez les bon temps rouler (let the good times roll)!

A Cajun Thanksgiving
Menu for Every Table

Louisianans know that food is an experience and not just a meal, especially on a day like Thanksgiving. From spicy apps to sweet desserts, you can bring that special flavor to your table with our Cajun Thanksgiving Menu.

Cajun Thanksgiving Appetizers

Shrimp Toast: the first of our Cajun thanksgiving appetizers illustrates one of the thousands of shrimp recipes Louisianans hold dear.

Andouille Sausage Bites: this is the perfect bite of spicy Cajun Andouille with the sweet fall flavor of cranberry.

Creole Crab Dip: this classic is perfect for a Cajun Thanksgiving menu; it can be made a day in advance, feeds a crowd, and has classic Creole flavor.

cajun thanksgiving menu ideas
Photo Credit: Louisiana Cookin’

Cajun-spiced Turkey Recipes

Cajun-spiced Turkey: Our first Cajun-spiced turkey recipe uses a blend of spices to infuse the turkey with Cajun flavor overnight.

Cajun-Injected Spicy Turkey: A Cajun marinade is injected into the turkey before roasting, resulting in an extra juicy and spicy turkey.

BBQ Butter-Roasted Turkey Breast: perfect for a smaller crowd, this turkey breast is soaked in a Cajun-spiced brine before roasting with BBQ butter.

cajun spiced turkey recipes
Photo Credit: Louisiana Cookin’

Cajun Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Rice Dressing: it’s not a Cajun holiday until someone puts out the rice dressing. This classic uses the turkey gizzards for one of those richly flavored Cajun Thanksgiving side dishes.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Sorghum: you’ll need something to complement all the spice on your Cajun Thanksgiving menu. Sweet potatoes topped with sweet southern sorghum syrup (say that five times fast) will do the trick!

Citrus Collards with Raisin Redux: the common collard is elevated for Thanksgiving in this blend of garlicky and sweet flavors.

cajun thanksgiving side dishes
Photo Credit: Epicurious

Cajun Thanksgiving Desserts

Pecan Pie: No Cajun Thanksgiving menu is complete without pecan pie. Our favorite is chock full of homegrown nutty goodness, perfect to show off in a pie plate from our list of the best bakeware sets.

Chocolate Yummy: this Louisiana children’s classic gets a grown-up makeover as a Cajun Thanksgiving dessert packed with sweetness.

Cajun Cake: this old gem is popular for a reason: it’s sticky and sweet and, with just one layer, it’s a simple crowd-pleaser for the Thanksgiving chef.

louisiana desserts
Photo Credit: The Spruce Eats

We hope these recipes create a Cajun Thanksgiving menu enjoyed by your special family and friends. From the professionals at Northeast Appliance Repair, Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

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