10 Easy Gumbo Recipes to Try at Home
When it’s cold and blustery, all we can think about is buying a one-way ticket to New Orleans, where our first stop would be for a belly-warming bowl of spicy gumbo. We love the complex flavors, and the thick comforting broth (the secret, as any self-respecting Cajun would tell you, is in the roux). But here’s the good news: It’s easy to get that great New Orleans taste right in your home kitchen. Here are ten of our favorite recipes.
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
This classic version has chicken, andouille sausage, shrimp and okra. (And we’ll be having seconds.)
Coconut Curried Sausage and Veggie Gumbo
We love the Asian-Cajun mashup in this gumbo, thanks to a can of coconut milk and spices like curry powder and coriander (and bonus—even the roux is gluten-free).
My All-Time Favorite Gumbo
Thick enough that you could eat it with a fork. (Just the way we like it.)
Spicy Weekend Gumbo with Shrimp and Sausage
Serve this over a big bowl of rice (or quinoa, if you’re feeling different).
Thanksgiving Turkey Gumbo
We promise: This is the best way to use up all your holiday leftovers (especially when you serve it over mashed potatoes).
Whole 30 Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
This genius recipe uses arrowroot starch instead of flour in the roux — which makes it totally Whole 30 and Paleo compliant. Pardon us while we break out the Mardi Gras beads.
One-Pot Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo
This super quick gumbo is ready in 30 minutes and only uses one pot. Hello, weeknight savior!
Chicken, Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo
We like ours with extra cayenne, but feel free to tone down to your preferred spiciness.
All hail Coterie member Stefani Pollack for the most creative take on gumbo—the cupcake! We love serving these savory treats as appetizers on game day or at a Mardi Gras party.