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Sunday Gumbo

"With sausage, chicken and shrimp plus rice, a medley of vegetables and the 'heat' of cayenne, this warming soup is one my husband and I enjoy for dinner many Sunday evenings," relates Debbie Burchette of Summitville, Indiana. "It's wonderful with crusty bread."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings (about 4 quarts)


  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups frozen sliced okra


  • In a Dutch oven, brown sausage and chicken in oil. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm. In the drippings, saute red pepper, onion and celery until tender. Stir in the seasonings; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the broth, rice and sausage mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Stir in tomatoes, shrimp and okra; cook for 10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 187 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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  • amos
    Mar 3, 2021

    Not authentic gumbo by a long shot but sounds edible.

  • nsalb
    Oct 16, 2017

    This is a favorite of my family and my neighbors! I need to double it and I still don't have enough!

  • lisa53202
    Dec 19, 2013

    I have made this a number of times--we love it!

  • VictoriaElaine
    Dec 28, 2012

    The only thing that makes this gumbo meal even more perfect is to serve it with sweet potato pie!

  • VictoriaElaine
    Dec 28, 2012

    I've made this so many times now, that I've lost track of how many. It is so loved by my family. I've tried to make gumbos with a roux several times & it never turned out or tasted quite right. So I really appreciate this recipe. I often use leftover chicken, but other than that, I don't change a thing. It's perfect as is.

  • timabihanmom
    Mar 13, 2012

    Have been making this for years! It is always a hit when I do.

  • slida
    Dec 2, 2011

    No comment left

  • andeoch
    Mar 28, 2011

    How can you make Gumbo without a Roux?

  • bthomas62
    Mar 5, 2011

    I made this for our Christmas social at work and everyone loved it. It is now a favorite of my family's also. I don't usually like sausage or soups with shrimp in it but I liked this. Just the right amount of heat.

  • cheriwinkle
    Jun 15, 2009

    I love this gumbo and have served it many times! An Australian friend took the recipe home with him for his family to try. It's one of my stand-bys now.