Best New Orleans Gumbo

Best New Orleans Gumbo
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 255.5
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 115.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,369.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 19.8 g

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Soul food takes on a spicy accent in gumbo packed with flavor, spice and plenty of shrimp! Soul food takes on a spicy accent in gumbo packed with flavor, spice and plenty of shrimp!
Number of Servings: 15


    • 6 cups water
    • 2 tbsp seasoned salt
    • 2 tsp parsley flakes
    • 1 tbsp garlic powder
    • 1 tbsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
    • 1 tsp black pepper
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • Dash of cayenne pepper
    • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
    • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
    • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 2 lbs. turkey sausage links, cut into 1-inch slices
    • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 4 cups hot water
    • 1 bag (1 lb) frozen chopped okra
    • 1 package (6 oz) frozen ready-to-serve chrabmeat, thawed and drained
    • 2 lbs fresh uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 2 cups hot cooked rice (included in nutritional info - cook according to package)


This recipe is an alteration of Betty Crocker - New Orleanss "Best" Gumbo.

  1. In 8-quart pot, heat 6 cups water to boiling. Add seasoned salt, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, black pepper, paprika, red peppers, bell peppers, onion and garlic. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender-crisp. Stir in sausage. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over high heat. Stir in flour; reduce heat to medium. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is dark brown; remove from heat.
  3. Stir flour mixture into sausage mixture until blended. Stir in 4 cups hot water, 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly. Stir in okra, crabmeat and shrimp. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 5 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Serve over rice.

Number of Servings: 15

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ROB_SAUNDERS.

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  • I make Gumbo every New Year's day. This will be my recipe!
    It is delicious! Friends and Family do not know it is healthy. They just know it is Delicious!!
    - 1/1/10

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