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14 Best Gumbo Recipes For All Occasions

FEBRUARY 21, 2023
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14 Best Gumbo Recipes For All Occasions
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!
The Movement Menu

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.
105
6,418
472
35 min
TOTAL TIME
294
CALORIES
$5.53
PER SERVING
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Whole30 Instant Pot Seafood Gumbo
Southern Living

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo Recipe

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.
15
3,496
413
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME
240
CALORIES
$2.23
PER SERVING
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Shrimp and Okra Gumbo Recipe
Glebe Kitchen

gumbo with chicken and shrimp

This is old school roux based gumbo loaded with chicken, shrimp and sausage.
5
107
2 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
679
CALORIES
$3.21
PER SERVING
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gumbo with chicken and shrimp
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Garnished Plate

Smoked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Smoked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is a great reason to fire up your pellet grill or smoker and make some delicious cajun food! Summer has finally arrived and it's time to enjoy all of the flavors!
1
1,004
6
2 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
317
CALORIES
$1.48
PER SERVING
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Smoked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Dad with a Pan

Spicy Gumbo With Shrimp, Sausage and Okra

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!
1
2
1
1 hr 25 min
TOTAL TIME
366
CALORIES
$2.42
PER SERVING
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Spicy Gumbo With Shrimp, Sausage and Okra
Soup Addict

Chicken Seafood & Andouille Sausage Gumbo

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...
3
50
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME
1283
CALORIES
$7.97
PER SERVING
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Chicken Seafood & Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Savory Tooth

Shrimp And Sausage Gumbo

This shrimp and sausage gumbo is a simple one-pot recipe that uses easy-to-find ingredients and a homemade Cajun spice mix.
26
83,881
98
2 hr
TOTAL TIME
495
CALORIES
$3.38
PER SERVING
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Shrimp And Sausage Gumbo
Jessica Gavin

Chicken Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Get a taste of New Orleans cuisine at home with this delicious gumbo. Smoky sausage, okra, and aromatic vegetables make this a recipe perfect for sharing.
1,621
80,080
485
2 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
561
CALORIES
$3.15
PER SERVING
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Chicken Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Countryside Cravings

Slow Cooker Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo

This Slow Cooker Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo is a New Orleans inspired dish that's full of flavor! It's comfort food to the max, hearty, and best of all it's freezer friendly! 
7
18,166
53
4 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
572
CALORIES
$4.02
PER SERVING
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Slow Cooker Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo
Taste of Home

New Orleans Gumbo

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
8
478
45 min
TOTAL TIME
370
CALORIES
$2.16
PER SERVING
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New Orleans Gumbo
Woman's Day

Gumbo

This gumbo recipe, with its French, Spanish, and African flavors, originally called for cutting up a whole chicken and preparing the broth one day earlier. Now, it's an easy weeknight meal.
30 min
TOTAL TIME
763
CALORIES
$2.57
PER SERVING
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Gumbo
Genius Kitchen

Seafood Gumbo

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
36
30
5
2 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
517
CALORIES
$10.37
PER SERVING
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Seafood Gumbo
Little Spoon Farm

Turkey Gumbo with Sausage

Turkey Gumbo is a rich and savory stew with tender chunks of turkey and sausage, served over rice. Perfect for your leftover turkey during the holidays.
8
670
50
1 hr 50 min
TOTAL TIME
651
CALORIES
$2.01
PER SERVING
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Turkey Gumbo with Sausage
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