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Celebrate the Season with a Mardi Gras Theme Party
Shake off those winter blahs with a Mardi Gras theme party. My Red Beans recipe appetizer is the most delicious way to start your menu! A dip that has the savory flavors reminiscent of Cajun red beans rice dish celebrating the festivities of Mardi Gras. Plus, this speedy appetizer, Red Beans recipe is full of heart healthy fiber.
Louisiana Red Bean Dip from Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook
Reminiscent of the popular “Cajun red beans rice,” this speedy, spicy first-rate dip makes a statement.
Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings
1 cup chopped, reduced-fat sausage
2 (15-ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 cup salsa
1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 cups shredded, reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese, divided
1. Preheat oven 350°F.
2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook sausage until crisp brown. set aside.
3. In a food processor, combine remaining ingredients, reserving 1 cup cheese. Process until mixture is smooth.
4. Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with sausage. Bake until cheese is melted and dip is hot, about 15 minutes
Nutritional information per serving: Calories 144, Calories from fat 21%, Fat 3 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 13 mg, Sodium 466 mg, Carbohydrate 16 g, Dietary Fiber 4 g, Sugars 3 g, Protein 10 g, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 very lean meat
More Healthy Southern Recipes Like Cajun Red Beans Rice
Gulf Coast Favorites: my Louisiana Kitchen
There’s always a group gathering to watch those glittering parades and this Red Bean Dip is Mardi Gras Theme party ready perfectly representing Louisiana cuisine. Quick and easy, this spicy red beans recipe dip is made with cans of beans, seasonings, sausage and cheese. You’ll love my easy Mardi Gras Party Menu from this cookbook
Find more delicious Louisiana Southern favorite meals made healthy, in my trim and terrific Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook.
Rinse and Drain Your Beans to Reduce Sodium
2 Pack Collapsible Colanders Set
Did you know that rinsing and draining canned beans can reduce the sodium by up to 40%! A lower sodium diet is important to keep your heart healthy.
Love these colanders to drain everything from pasta to Cajun red beans rice. It is important to drain and rinse canned beans to reduce them sodium content.
Red Beans Recipe Plus King Cake For Mardi Gras Menu
In Louisiana, there is nothing like spending Mardi Gras season with friends. Carnival in New Orleans has a reputation for more than just a party – it’s all about entertaining a crowd with mouth-watering food! On days or evenings when people gather to watch the parade – or maybe you are lucky enough to have one roll right in front of your house – why not welcome your friends inside for a warm, satisfying meal like my easy healthy Mardi Gras Party Menu of spectacular yet easy King Cake with Crescent Rolls! Best of all, you can whip up these tasty dishes in no time, leaving more time for you to enjoy the fun!
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