Shrimp-and-Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp-and-Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Serve this slow-cooker version of a Louisiana classic for dinner. Just don't be surprised if your family comes back for seconds.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 6 Hours, 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 6 Hours, 25 Minutes


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 pound andouille sausage, sliced
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3 bay leaves
2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
4 cups chicken broth
3 pounds unpeeled, large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Garnish: sliced green onions


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Sprinkle flour in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Cool 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until browned. Drain on paper towels. Place sausage in a 6-qt. slow cooker; add tomatoes and next 7 ingredients.

3. Whisk together browned flour and broth until smooth. Pour into slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 to 6 hours. Stir in shrimp, green onions, and parsley. Cover and cook on HIGH 30 minutes, stirring once. Discard bay leaves before serving.

November 2012
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