Gumbo Recipes

Let the good times roll with top-rated recipes for authentic Louisiana gumbo with chicken, seafood, and of course, andouille sausage.

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Merwin's Shrimp Gumbo

Rating: 4.55 stars
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This is a recipe for a classic, dark brown, shrimp gumbo in true Louisiana Cajun country fashion. Serve over rice. Browning the chicken pieces in the oil used for the roux adds flavor to the dish. I use the cooked chicken for chicken salad. File is added off the heat to thicken the gumbo. If added while the gumbo is still cooking, it may become stringy and unpleasant. File is ground sassafras leaves. It is available in many supermarkets.

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Rating: 4.23 stars
117
I like to add crabmeat to this hearty soup as well. Serve over rice with crusty French bread. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Instant Pot® Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Rating: 4.6 stars
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Making gumbo can be time consuming, so speed things up by using your multi-functional pressure cooker. Garnish with chopped flat leaf parsley, if desired, and serve over rice.

Gluten-Free Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Rating: 4.5 stars
6
I modified my mother's chicken and sausage gumbo recipe to make it gluten-free. Good gumbo is hard to find for my friend with a wheat allergy. The wheat flour roux is the key ingredient for any gumbo. After experimenting with a few gluten-free alternatives, I find that a light brown millet flour roux thickens the gumbo and gives an excellent taste nearly equal to wheat flour. Most people won't notice the difference.

Gumbo Style Chicken Creole

Rating: 4.46 stars
397
Delicious chicken gumbo consistency with tomato base. Makes plenty to last for several days. Serve over hot cooked rice and sprinkle with filé powder, if desired.

Big Charlie's Gumbo

Rating: 4.62 stars
118
This is a basic gumbo recipe with a lot of added flavor. You can omit the stew meat if you choose or add something in its place. I recommend you serve this recipe over rice, like many other gumbo recipes.

Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo

Rating: 4.44 stars
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A winter time favorite at our house. We always have it for New Year's Day while we watch football! Serve with a tossed salad and corn bread.

Uncle Dank's Gumbo

Rating: 4.58 stars
66
Dis iz a terrific gumbo recipe, if'n you close your eyes, you'll swear Mama is makin'it fer ya. Feel free to substitute crawdads fer de shrimp. File is optional and is always added off of the heat. Add rice to the center of a large soup bowl, add gumbo. Deeelicious!!!

Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo with Shrimp

Rating: 4.57 stars
61
This Cajun-inspired dish practically makes itself. Just dump the ingredients in the slow cooker, toss in the shrimp a few minutes before serving and voila! Dinner is served.
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Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

Rating: 4.88 stars
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I am going to give you my gumbo recipe. I learned to cook from my mother and grandmother who were born and raised in New Orleans and really knew how to cook. Most of the time, you could not get them to write down their recipes because they used a 'pinch' of this and 'just enough of that' and 'two fingers of water,' and so on. This recipe is a combination of both of their recipes which I have added to over the years. Serve over hot cooked rice. The gumbo can be frozen or refrigerated and many people like it better the next day. Bon appetit!

Healthier Slow Cooker Gumbo

Rating: 4.67 stars
6
Packed with veggies, this healthier slow cooker gumbo is easy to throw together before a party so you have plenty of time with your guests.

Seafood Gumbo Stock

Rating: 4.78 stars
22
This stock will give your Seafood Gumbo the richest flavor possible. The addition of fish bones and skins or any leftover seafood will further improve the flavor.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken Andouille Gumbo

Rating: Unrated
254
"My children love this gumbo. My husband and I love the flavor, with the bonus of a quiet dinner—the kids are too busy to talk." – kc

How to Make Gumbo

Learn about the "holy trinity", roux versus filé powder, and other tips.

Spicy Shrimp Gumbo

Rating: 4.75 stars
9

This recipe has been in my family for many years. Delicious during cold winter nights.