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Louisiana Festival Foods

Louisiana red beans and rice, festival foods

There are so many delicious dishes to look forward to when it’s festival season in Louisiana. From Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest to the Los Islenos Fiesta and the Jambalaya Festival, there’s great music and art to enjoy, wonderful celebrations of culture and heritage, and of course, amazing food that showcases it all.

While you’re waiting to experiencing your favorite Louisiana festivals again, you can dig in to those iconic dishes at home. Here’s a sampling of great recipes to make in your own kitchen. They’re sure to bring the taste of Louisiana festivals to your dinner table.

K-Paul’s Famous Butter Beans ‘That Make You Crazy’

A favorite at New Orleans’ French Quarter festival!

chef paul butter beans


An authentic dish served at Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society’s annual Fiesta in St. Bernard, Louisiana.


Creole Jambalaya

An inexpensive, stick-to-your-ribs favorite found at most Louisiana festivals.

Creole Jambalaya

South Louisiana-Style White Beans & Rice

Two must-haves at Jazz Fest:

South Louisiana White Beans and Rice

New Orleans-Style Red Beans & Rice

New Orleans-Style Red Beans

Categories: Let's Cook! Recipes