Andouille and Shrimp Gumbo


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.

High angle view of Gumbo in bowl with bread pieces on napkin
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 cups


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ½ cup chopped green sweet pepper

  • ½ cup chopped red sweet pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cup sliced okra or one 10-oz. pkg. frozen sliced okra

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 12 ounce cooked Andouille sausage or smoked sausage, sliced

  • 1 pound fresh peeled and deveined medium shrimp, rinsed and patted dry

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 - 2 teaspoon filé powder (optional)*

  • Hot cooked rice


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

510 Calories
28g Fat
36g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 510
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 910mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 37.3mg 187%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 563mg 12%
Folate, total 100mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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