Sunday Gumbo Recipe
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Sunday Gumbo Recipe

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"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
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-fat turkey Italian sausage) equals 187 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 633 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable 1/2 starch


  1. 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.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, shrimp and okra; cook for 10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally. Yield: 16 servings (about 4 quarts).
Originally published as Sunday Gumbo in Taste of Home August/September 2001, p41

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

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

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

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

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"How can you make Gumbo without a Roux?"

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