Veggie Gumbo Recipe

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What Veggies go in gumbo?

Things You Put in Gumbo

  • Cajun Vs. Creole. ...
  • Stock. The stock used in a gumbo is almost as important as the gumbo itself. ...
  • Meat & Shellfish. You can add a wide variety of meat combinations to a gumbo but there are a few general rules to follow.
  • Vegetables. Nearly all gumbos use what is referred to as the "holy trinity of vegetables": celery, bell peppers and onion.
  • Thickener. ...

How to make gumbo in a slow cooker?


  1. Spray 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Heat 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Drizzle with olive oil, and add sausage. ...
  3. In heavy or cast-iron skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-low heat. Using whisk, beat in flour; add Cajun seasoning and thyme. ...
  4. Add diced tomatoes to slow cooker; stir well. ...
  5. Serve gumbo with rice. ...

Does gumbo have to have rice?

While the exact ingredients vary by region, gumbo is always served over either rice or bread. Rice or bread is used as a “soil” for the spices and flavors of the gumbo to infuse into. If you’re looking for a simple side dish that goes perfectly with gumbo, then consider serving it with steamed-bread.

How to make gumbo?

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 1/2 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup whole dried shrimp
  • 3/4 cup Gumbo Spice Mix (recipe above)

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