Easy Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo


This dish will warm your heart on a cold day. I first had this at a friend's house in Louisiana and after a few changes, shrimp instead of chicken for instance, I came up with a recipe I think you will enjoy as much as my family does. Serve over rice with additional seasoning on the side if you like it spicier, as I do. Enjoy.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 12 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 32 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup canola oil

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • 1 pound andouille sausage, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken stock

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined small shrimp


  1. Cook and stir oil and flour in a skillet over medium heat until mixture is thick and the color of peanut butter, about 20 minutes.

  2. Stir onion, green bell pepper, and celery into flour mixture; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add sausage; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Add Cajun seasoning, garlic, and black pepper; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  3. Pour chicken stock over vegetable-sausage mixture; reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Add shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you see black specks in step 1, it is burnt and you need to start over.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

568 Calories
45g Fat
19g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 568
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 1070mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 334mg 7%

* 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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