Sausage Gumbo

December 2005/January 2006, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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To keep it simple, we've opted for just the essential ingredients in this rendition of the hearty Creole favorite: sausage, okra, rice and a little spice.

"I modified a bit based on what I had on hand....a locally-made smoked beef sausage (delicious spices), Creole seasoning, large can of petite diced tomatoes, beef broth and a lot of water. Sauteed the onions, celery, spices and garlic and...
Sausage Gumbo

13 Reviews for Sausage Gumbo

Used venison sausage

Used some vennison sausage which can be dry and it was great. Even my 6 and 9 year old enjoyed!

Easy, fast

I made this on a whim when I didn't know what to make for dinner and it turned out great! My kids even liked it. I didn't have okra so I just added peas for a green veggie in place of another green veggie. I know peas are not in traditional gumbo but it was all I had on hand. It was all I changed with the recipe and it was delicious. Definately making this again.

healthy, tasty, easy
Not close enough to a gumbo

Missing the roux and the cajun trinity, I'm not really sure how this is supposed to be tasty. I've made a healthy gumbo for years and this does not come even close. Why eliminate the bell pepper and celery? They're the heart of gumbo flavor.
Brown the flour in the oven for the roux, you'll get maximum flavor with no fat.
Skip the cardboard turkey sausages and add a little lean bacon instead for the smokey taste, and chicken breasts for the meat. Much healthier and tastier.
Add some thyme to the cajun seasoning, and diced green bell pepper and celery to the onion and voila, you get real healthy gumbo!

Comments (3)


VK Smith wrote 1 year 22 weeks ago

I agree with Anonymous

I agree with Anonymous (12/03/2012) that the Cajun trinity is needed. Plus, there are no tomatoes in real Cajun style gumbo. This is more a Creole style.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

it's never the recipe.. its

it's never the recipe.. its the cook

Anonymous wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

Thank you. I liked eating

Thank you. I liked eating wells version but I think I will like yours better.

fantastic recipe.

I didn't have creole seasoning, so I did have to make my own. I also didn't measure it, but my eyeballing tells me I probably used twice what the recipe listed.
I used smell to gauge what was right.
Everything else, I did according to recipe, and it turned out fantastic. Highly recommended!

Smells amazing!!

I did modify the recipe a touch but not to much cause i wanted to stay true to the flavor. I did not have hot turkey sausage so i used what i had on hand which was chicken sausage. I removed it from the case and added two chicken breasts cut in small chunks. I also added carrots and celery which i sauteed with the onions. I added all the ingrediants after the veggies were soft except the okra because i did not have instant rice i had regular brown(which takes a little longer). It came out absolutly wonderfull and smells even better. I love this website and all the great recipes!!

Very healthy!!
Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

I also used regular brown

I also used regular brown rice. Cooked it beforehand, and used slightly less of the broth(3 cups instead of 4).
Turned out great!

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