Shrimp and Sausage and Chicken Gumbo


This hearty Indiana gumbo is great anytime of year, but especially when it's cold outside and you and your friends are huddled around the tube watching the game. Any of the meats may be substituted or omitted to suite your own tastes.

close up view of Shrimp and Sausage and Chicken Gumbo in a pot, on a stove top
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cups chopped onions

  • 2 cups chopped green bell pepper

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 pound Italian sausage

  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice

  • 1 pound cooked, shredded chicken

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cups spicy tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (such as V8®)

  • 4 teaspoons Creole seasoning

  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp - peeled, deveined, and tails removed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook and stir flour in a large, heavy pot over medium-low heat until flour turns golden brown, about 15 minutes. Pour browned flour into a bowl and return pot to heat.

  2. Increase heat to medium and add oil to the pot. Cook and stir onions and bell peppers in hot oil until slightly softened, about 7 minutes.

  3. Stir garlic, thyme, and bay leaves into onion mixture; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add sausage to onion mixture and cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Stir diced tomatoes with juice, shredded chicken, chicken broth, vegetable juice cocktail, browned flour, and Creole seasoning into sausage mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer, stirring often, until mixture is hot and flavors blend, 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Pour shrimp into sausage-chicken mixture; bring to a simmer. Cook shrimp until they are pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 5 minutes.

  6. Discard bay leaves. Season gumbo with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
18g Fat
23g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 1409mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 63mg 313%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 797mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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