Celebrate Mardi Gras With These DIY Beignets

To celebrate Mardi Gras, enjoy homemade beignets with our simple recipe using premade dough

By Arielle Parfait, publisher of Macaroni KID Temecula-Murrieta-French Valley, Calif. February 5, 2024

To celebrate Mardi Gras, indulge in the delight of homemade beignets with our simple recipe using premade dough! With just a few easy steps, you can create fluffy, golden-brown beignets that are sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. Skip the hassle of making dough from scratch and dive straight into the deliciousness of these DIY beignets.

Don't just save this recipe for Mardi Gras time, though — beignets can be found on the streets of New Orleans year-round, so there is no reason you can't enjoy year-round, too!

At Macaroni KID, we skip the fluff and get straight to the good stuff. No need to scroll through pages of unnecessary content — our recipes are easy to find. Now let's get cooking!

Here's how to make these easy DIY Beignets:

DIY Beignets


  • Premade dough
  • Flour
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar

Note: You can use refrigerated biscuit dough, pizza crust, or even crescent roll dough.


  1. Flour your work surface, spread out the dough, and use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into squares. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pan or pot while you do this.
  2. Fry the dough until golden brown.
  3. Remove fried beignets from the oil and place on a paper towel to soak up excess oil. 
  4. Put about 2 cups of powdered sugar into a paper bag. Add the fried beignets to the bag and shake to get a good coating of powdered sugar on the beignets. Enjoy!

Arielle Parfait is the publisher of Macaroni KID Temecula-Murrieta-French Valley, Calif.