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
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

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.


  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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lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 89151
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

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

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 90353
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

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

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 31342
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."

timabihanmom User ID: 605176 32877
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

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

andeoch User ID: 5904791 88075
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"How can you make Gumbo without a Roux?"

bthomas62 User ID: 2516972 37567
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1239361 89150
Reviewed 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."

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