I've made this so many times, and it always comes out FANTASTIC. I substituted the smoked sausage for andouille sausage the last time I made it and it was just as good. Definitely recommend this recipe.
Loved this dish! Will make it again.
We enjoyed this dish very much! It may not be authenic gumbo, but it's a simple one-pot recipe, and the results are very tasty. Saute the vegetables till tender (however long that takes); I added the garlic last, and sauteed for 1 or 2 minutes more. This gumbo made two meals for DH and me; leftovers freeze well. I used 2 tsps of Cajun seasoning, and added 1/4 cup water to thin the gumbo.
I would not consider this recipe a true gumbo. This recipe was not soupy at all as expected. The vegetables (especially the celery) were still very crunchy. I recommend cooking the celery and peppers much longer. Maybe also add a little more broth. I will not add this to my recipe file.