Beignets {Port Orleans French Quarter}

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Want New Orleans food in Florida? Then try the Beignets from Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter. Disney's French Quarter is Mardi Gras every day, especially with these Beignets!

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New Orleans

Have you ever been to New Orleans? The French Quarter is a lively place with Jazz music and Creole food! The fun, the colors, the sounds, and mainly the food is what makes New Orleans so special!


Port Orleans French Quarter

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter tries to capture that New Orleans feel. This Disney resort, along with its sister resort, Port Orleans Riverside is a Disney Springs resort in Walt Disney World. Both of these Disney hotels are 1.7 miles from Disney Springs.


Port Orleans French Quarter combines the energy of Mardis Gras with the charm of New Orlean’s French Quarter. This Disney is set along the man-made Sassagoula River.


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Sassagoula Floatworks

The food court inside Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is called Sassagoula Floatworks. This Mardi Gras themed dining hall a fun quick dining plan place.


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Inside the Sassagoula Floatworks, you will see a Bakery kiosk. There you will find Disney’s version of Mardi Gras King cakes, cupcakes and even Mickey shaped Pralines!


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But the true star of the Bakery section is the Mickey shaped Beignets! Dough, shaped like Mickey are fried and covered in powdered sugar.


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If you have never been to New Orleans for their Beignets, then you are in for a treat! The Walt Disney World’s Beignets are the closest to the New Orleans version!


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You will love this sweet doughy Disney snack. People line up at the Port Orlean’s French Quarter’s Sassagoula Floatworks to get the Beignets served there!


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Yield: 5 dozen

Beignets {Port Orleans French Quarter}

Prep Time: 6 hours
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 3 minutes
Want New Orleans food in Florida? Then try the Beignets from Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter. Mardi Gras every day with these beignets!


  • 1 pack dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup undiluted evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup soft shortening oil, for frying
  • Confectioner's sugar


  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over water, stir to dissolve.
  2. Add sugar, salt, eggs, and milk.
  3. Blend with rotary beater.
  4. Add 4 cups of the flour.
  5. Cover and chill overnight.
  6. Roll out on floured board to 1/8" thickness.
  7. Cut into 2 1/2" squares.
  8. Deep fry at 360 degrees 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides.
  9. Drain on paper towels.
  10. Sprinkle heavily with confectioner's sugar


Dough keeps well in the refrigerator for several days. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and punch down occasionally.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 46mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 4g Protein: 2g

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  • Ginny
    May 5, 2019

    What a Fun Post and it is fantastic that you got the recipe for Disney’s Beignets. Now I want to go for my birthday and enjoy everything there.

  • Adriana
    May 5, 2019

    I have been to Port Orleans just for eating the beignets those were fantastic! Thanks, for the reminder I will visit soon as I live in the area. Mickey’s beignets are the best!

  • Estelle
    May 5, 2019

    Can we have a recipe for those Mickey shaped pralines?! I love pralines! The donuts look great too… usually make homemade ones for Channukah, this year we did Malasadas.

  • Heidy L. McCallum
    May 5, 2019

    I have lived in Florida for over 22 years and hardly visit Disney, I do however visit the actual French Quarters in New Orleans and order Beignets–so good. I will have to try your version of Disney’s. Very excited to see how they turn out. Saving for later.

  • I love beignets and my kids love all things Mickey Mouse! These are just perfect for everyone – great recipe!

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. - Walt Disney

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