Gumbo is one of the most iconic dishes of southern cuisine. And no wonder––with its mix of savory meats, vegetables, and seasonings, this hearty stew is flavorful, comforting, and an all-around crowd pleaser. Whether you’re looking for a classic Creole gumbo or something more modern, there are loads of variations to choose from.
We’ve rounded up the best gumbo recipes for all occasions: from traditional chicken and sausage gumbo to seafood gumbo and of course gumbo with okra. Plus, get tips on how to serve gumbo and the right way to thicken it.
So, get ready to pour yourself a bowl of gumbo and let's get cooking!
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Whole30 Instant Pot Seafood Gumbo
I'm so excited to share this Whole30 Instant Pot seafood gumbo with you! It comes bursting with flavor and delicious ingredients like sea bass filets, bell peppers & shrimp! It's the perfect one pot meal to add into your rotation and is dairy free, paleo and low carb.
A seafood gumbo is thickened with okra and packed with shrimp to make a low-country classic stew. This simple and easy-to-make recipe will have you making gumbo like a pro, as it comes together in just an hour and a half.
Spice up your weeknight dinner with this delicious, Southern-inspired gumbo! Featuring juicy shrimp, smoky sausage and okra, this flavorful stew is sure to become a new family favorite. Get ready to take a trip to the Bayou and tantalize your taste buds with this spicy, soul-warming dish!
A classic gumbo dish made with chicken, seafood, and andouille sausage. This flavorful gumbo is a perfect combination of the smoky and spicy flavors of the andouille sausage with the sweet and savory taste of the seafood. Enjoy this traditional southern dish with your family and friends for a hearty...
I’ve been making this New Orleans gumbo for at least 30 years. I’m originally from New Orleans, and I think it’s a nice taste of the Vieux Carre . Everyone who tastes this gumbo wants the recipe. It’s an old standby for my family, who requests it frequently. —Dolores M. Bridges, Danville, Kentucky
This is a real SEAFOOD gumbo. No meat in here. This is the best gumbo I've ever had. The crab boil is the key ingredient - do not omit it. The smell will drive you nuts!!! NOTE: If you can't find Crab Boil at your grocery, please refer to recipe#3252 by Candie Yoder or #34801 by Miller