Gumbo Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Good New Orleans Creole Gumbo

Rating: 4.89 stars 1061
With a slow cooked roux and gumbo file powder flavoring the shrimp, crabmeat, and andouille sausage, this gumbo is an authentic creole meal.

Boudreaux's Zydeco Stomp Gumbo

Rating: 4.69 stars 800
Dis is da toe curlin Texicajun hybrid of a classic dish. This will put a smile on everyone's face that's eatin it. Throw on some Zydeco music and serve on a bed of rice with corn bread and a cold beer. Whew thankful to be alive and toast all us Texicajuns!!!

Merwin's Shrimp Gumbo

Rating: 4.55 stars 135
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: 4.22 stars 148
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: 4.54 stars 8
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.

Gumbo Style Chicken Creole

Rating: 4.46 stars 535
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 148
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 538
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: 4.59 stars 80
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: 4.56 stars 81
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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Healthier Slow Cooker Gumbo

Rating: 4.7 stars 12
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 31
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken Andouille Gumbo
Rating: Unrated 339
"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.