Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - Our favorite gumbo! This is to die for!

Shrimp and sausage gumbo is a must for us during the cold weather months. We could eat this every week, it’s that good.

It’s as close as we have come to authentic New Orleans style gumbo made at home.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - Our favorite gumbo! This is to die for!

We prefer this gumbo made with andouille sausage instead of smoked sausage. It bumps the flavors up and gives it a spicier kick.

Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage until browned on both sides and remove.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - A taste of New Orleans right in your own kitchen! This shrimp and sausage gumbo is rich, slightly spicy and a total winner!

Sorry for the blurry picture, that stuff was HOT.

Sprinkle the flour over the oil, add 2 tablespoons of butter and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until brown, about 10 minutes.

You want it brown not BURNED!

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - A taste of New Orleans right in your own kitchen! This shrimp and sausage gumbo is rich, slightly spicy and a total winner!

Return the Dutch oven to low heat and melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Add the onion, garlic, green pepper, and celery and cook for 10 minutes.

Add Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, to taste and the 1/4 bunch parsley. Cook, while stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.

No need for store-bought Cajun seasoning in this gumbo!

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - A taste of New Orleans right in your own kitchen! This shrimp and sausage gumbo is rich, slightly spicy and a total winner!

Add 4 cups chicken broth or stock, whisking constantly. Add the sausage. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.

Add the okra and tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - A taste of New Orleans right in your own kitchen! This shrimp and sausage gumbo is rich, slightly spicy and a total winner!

Add shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes, until opaque.

Serve with rice, green onions and enjoy!

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - A taste of New Orleans right in your own kitchen! This shrimp and sausage gumbo is rich, slightly spicy and a total winner!

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Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo with Okra Recipe

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo - Our favorite gumbo! This is to die for!
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5 from 2 votes

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo – A taste of New Orleans right in your own kitchen! This shrimp and sausage gumbo is rich, slightly spicy and a total winner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: gumbo, sausage, shrimp
Servings: 8
Calories: 486kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound Andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices (or smoked sausage)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 bunch flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped (plus chopped leaves for garnish)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 14 oz stewed tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups frozen sliced okra
  • 1 pound small shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 4 green onions diced

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage until browned on both sides and remove.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the oil, add 2 tablespoons of butter and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Return the Dutch oven to low heat and melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Add the onion, garlic, green pepper, and celery and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, to taste and the 1/4 bunch parsley. Cook, while stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups chicken stock, whisking constantly. Add the sausage. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and okra. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Just before serving, add the green onions and chopped parsley.
  • Serve with rice, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 1382mg | Potassium: 688mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 799IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 4mg

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Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

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Comments

  1. Reply

    My mouth is watering! I can’t wait to make this for my family. Perfect for Fall weather.

  2. Reply

    This recipe looks fabulous! I was in New Orleans last year, and ate a lot of gumbo, and it was so worth it. I’ll definitely be pinning this one.

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Karyl!:)

  3. Reply

    5 stars
    Scheduled to pin. This is amazing comfort food Leigh! Your Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo looks delicious, and so wholesome too! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, April!!!

  4. Reply

    This looks so delicious, especially for this cooler Fall weather! Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark last week; your recipe was our Most Clicked post! Hope you’ll stop by an link up again; the party starts at 6am EST tomorrow 🙂

    1. Reply

      Emily, thank you!

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    5 stars
    We just love Gumbo and your recipe looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you had a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Reply

    Certainly wish people who’ve actually MADE the recipe would comment. Many recipes look great on paper, but turn out to be ho-hum.
    Giving a rating to a recipe you’ve not made isn’t very helpful…just saying

  11. Reply

    Made the recipe and it’s great! Next time will cut back a little on the flour as the okra does a good job of thickening it. Perfect dinner for a cold night

  12. Reply

    Looks like a wonderful meal for a cold day! I also wanted to let you know you’re featured on Inspire Me Monday. 🙂 Congrats!

    1. Reply

      Awww, thank you so much CJ!

  13. Reply

    Delicious! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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