I am on a new mission to let me crockpot do the cooking, and just sit back and enjoy. If I can't afford a personal chef I figure this is the next best thing. LOL My hubby and I were talking about heading to New Orleans for a mini-vacay and all of the sights and sound of the city. That was all it took to get us craving this simple and delicious Crockpot Gumbo!
This recipe is easy to make and so full of flavor! I love a big bowl of this with a slice of warm crusty bread. Mmm...
The great thing about gumbo is you can add more spices, or omit and add ingredients as you desire. Take a minute to make it your own. This recipe is a great place to start!
I recommend using at least a 5-quart crockpot (see my favorite crockpot right here) for this recipe. It makes 6 servings which is perfect for a family or if you love leftovers!
This dish also freezes well. Just defrost, heat, and serve with rice when you are ready to enjoy!
Keto Crockpot Gumbo Hack
Because Keto is a huge craze right now you can make this gumbo and serve it over cauliflower rice for a great low-carb keto option!
- 1/3 cup flour (of gluten free flour mix)
- 1/3 cup cooking oil
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 12 to 16 ounces smoked sausage (sliced about 1/2" thick)
- 2 to 3 cups chicken (diced cooked)
- 1 1/2 cups okra (sliced)
- 1 cup onion (chopped)
- 1/2 cup green pepper (chopped)
- 1/2 cup celery (chopped)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- salt (to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- hot cooked rice
- 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
- In a heavy 2-quart saucepan stir together flour and oil until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for about 15 minutes more or until roux is dark reddish brown. Let roux cool.
- Add chicken broth to a 3 1/2 to 6-quart slow cooker and Stir in roux.
- Add sausage, chicken, okra, onion, green pepper, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
- Serve with hot cooked rice.
- Use a gluten free flour for the roux. I used rice flour.
Amanda is a busy mom of 3 running her own business, homeschooling, and managing a household. She creates yummy crockpot recipes to help her spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing what she loves.