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One Pot Cajun Gumbo

One Pot Cajun Gumbo

This delicious One Pot Cajun Gumbo is made with a dark roux, vegetables, shrimp and sausage served over rice. This is the perfect weekend meal that's worth the time you’ll spend on it because it will bring so much satisfaction!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Servings 6


For the Gumbo

  • 12 Ounces Andouille sausage, sliced (can also use Kielbasa sausage)
  • ½-1 lb Large uncooked shrimp, peeled and devained
  • 1 6 oz. Can Tomato Paste
  • Cup Frozen okra
  • 28 Ounce Can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Green pepper, chopped
  • 1 Cup Red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Cup Celery, chopped
  • 2-3 Cloves Chopped garlic
  • 1 Cup Yellow onion, chopped
  • 6-8 Cups Chicken broth, as needed
  • 2-3 Cups Cooked white rice
  • Paprika, as needed
  • Hot Sauce, as needed
  • Cayenne pepper, as needed
  • Chili powder, as needed
  • Worcestershire sauce, as needed
  • Cajun seasoning, as needed
  • Garlic powder, as needed

Four the Roux

  • Cup Butter, melted
  • 1 Cup All purpose flour


  • In a medium saucepan combine flour and melted butter. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring constantly for about 30-45 minutes. Now this will take a little bit of patience, when it's finished it should be similar to the color of peanut butter. Be careful not to let it burn! Feel free to add a little more flour or melted butter to reach the consistency of soft cookie dough.
  • In a large, dutch oven on medium heat, add a little canola oil and brown the sausage on both sides for about 2-3 minutes or so to form a nice crust. Remove from the pot and keep warm.
  • In the same pot add in a little more oil if necessary and add in peppers, onion, celery, garlic, worcestershire sauce, and all of the spices. Mix together. 
  • Add roux to the vegetables along with the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and start with about 6 cups of chicken broth add more if needed. 
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for about 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are slightly tender.
  • Mix in the frozen okra, sausage, and uncooked shrimp. Adjust seasonings if needed. Continue cooking on low until the shirmp is cooked all the way through for about 6-8 minutes depending on teh size of your shrimp.
  • Serve over warm rice, enjoy!