Transport to the Cajun South with a steamy bowl of gumbo. French andouille sausage is a spicy smoked sausage popular in Cajun dishes like gumbo, and jambalaya. Look for pork or chicken andouille. Or use any type of sausage you like.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

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35 mins
15 mins
50 mins
8 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • For roux, in a heavy pot stir together flour and oil until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until the roux is dark reddish brown.

  • Stir in the next five ingredients (through garlic). Cook 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Add broth, okra, black pepper, and cayenne. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Stir in sausage; heat through. Add shrimp and green onions; cook 2 to 4 minutes until shrimp are opaque, stirring frequently. If desired, stir in filé powder. Serve over rice.

*Filé Powder

Filé powder thickens and flavors gumbo. To let it work it's magic, stir it in after cooking.

Nutrition Facts

510 calories; fat 28g; cholesterol 157mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 36g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 8g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 3g; protein 28g; vitamin a 969.4IU; vitamin c 37.3mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 100mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 910mg; potassium 563mg; calcium 111mg; iron 2.8mg.