Game Day Gumbo Recipe
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Game Day Gumbo Recipe

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Tailgating at Friday night high school games brings our children and friends together to share great food. Gumbo is a Southern standard that definitely feeds our hungry crowd. Heidi Jobe, Carrollton, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 package (13-1/2 ounces) smoked beef sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups Chicken stock
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  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) jambalaya mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) dirty rice mix

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 433 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 1,385 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until browned. Remove from pan.
  2. In same pan, brown sausage over medium heat; remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
  3. Heat remaining butter in same pan over medium heat. Add carrots, celery and pepper; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  4. Stir in flour until blended; gradually stir in stock, water, tomatoes and rice mixes. Return chicken and sausage to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 10 servings (3-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Game Day Gumbo in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p75

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 433 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 1,385 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"I usually don't like jambalaya type dishes but this was very good."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Delicious Gumbo! I agree that it gets a little thick. The rice just soaks up the liquid. Adding chicken broth to get some juices back works perfectly."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"This gumbo is awesome, and it made enough for dinner and then lunches the next day. Some spiciness and lots of flavor! I used low-sodium chicken stock, but I'm not sure that it really cut out much of the sodium. Because of the high sodium content I would probably only make it for special occasions. It is very good, though!"

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"Super easy and has lots of flavor for a quick dinner."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"This recipe is awesome, but I gotta have okra in my gumbo. With the addition of okra it is perfect!"

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