Easy Gumbo Soup

This thick gumbo soup combines smoked sausage, chicken, tomatoes, rice, and okra for a delicious and hearty meal. It's great to serve with cornbread muffins or garlic toast.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®), or more to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups chicken stock

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice (such as Minute®)

  • 16 ounces frozen cut okra

  • 14 ounces smoked kielbasa sausage, halved and sliced thinly

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 dash hot sauce, or to taste

  • 1 pound shredded cooked chicken


  1. Heat vegetable oil over medium heat in a large stock pot. Add garlic, celery, bell peppers, onion, oregano, Creole seasoning, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle flour over vegetable mixture and mix well. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

  3. Pour in chicken stock, water, rice, okra, sausage, tomatoes, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until sausage is heated through and vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in cooked chicken and heat through, about 5 minutes more. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
25g Fat
25g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 862mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 56mg 281%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 488mg 10%

* 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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