New Orleans Gumbo Recipe

New Orleans Gumbo Recipe

How To Make New Orleans Gumbo

Take yourself right at the heart of New Orleans with this gumbo recipe. It’s loaded with plump shrimps, sausages, and gooey okra for Creole goodness.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



  • ½cupbutter
  • ½cupall purpose flour
  • 1cupyellow onion,chopped
  • 1green bell pepper,chopped
  • 1cupcelery,chopped
  • 3garlic cloves
  • 4cupschicken broth
  • 15oztomatoes,(1 can), diced
  • 8oztomato sauce
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1tbspCajun seasoning,without salt
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 12ozokra,fresh or frozen, sliced ½-inch thick
  • 2tspoil
  • 12ozandouille sausage,sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • 1lbraw shrimp,peeled, deveined
  • 4scallions,sliced
  • basmati rice,cooked


  1. Heat butter over medium-low heat in a large deep pot. When melted, whisk in the flour a little at a time, then continue to cook for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring constantly, until as dark as chocolate.

  2. Add the onions, peppers, and celery and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

  3. Stir in the chicken broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, bay leaves, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes. Add the okra and simmer another 10 minutes.

  4. Heat a skillet with oil over medium high heat and cook the sausage for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  5. Stir the sausage and raw shrimp into the gumbo and simmer another 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp is pink and cooked through.

  6. Serve over white rice and garnish with scallions, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 417.15kcal
  • Fat: 27.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.06g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.29g
  • Fiber: 3.74g
  • Sugar: 6.52g
  • Protein: 22.78g
  • Cholesterol: 150.05mg
  • Sodium: 983.36mg
  • Calcium: 119.12mg
  • Potassium: 818.16mg
  • Iron: 2.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 157.98µg
  • Vitamin C: 34.74mg
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