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How to Make the Best Gumbo Soup Recipe

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This homemade gumbo soup recipe is absolute the best and easiest dinner you will make this fall. Made with sausage, okra and black-eye peas, it’s not authentic, but it is super delicious and ready in just 30-40 minutes!

My mother in-law makes this wonderful Gumbo Soup every time we go visit her.

This time I actually got the recipe and plan to make this part of our monthly menu.

I’ve had Gumbo in different restaurants in the past, and haven’t been a fan of it. Either because it was too spicy, too gooey, or it just something didn’t do it for me.

But this Gumbo Soup recipe is absolutely delicious, so even if you haven’t liked Gumbo in the past, you need to try this one. It is lightweight, but really flavorful and super easy to make.

By now, you should know that is the only type of recipe I like enough to post here. Mom life is already hectic enough, so fool-proof recipes that I can batch freeze and reheats well are my jam.

How to Make the Best Gumbo Soup Recipe

If you like sausage and okra, you will love this recipe.

I don’t particularly care for okra, but my husband loves it so I include it in this recipe and just remove it from my bowl. If you don’t like okra, you can remove it altogether from the recipe and add more bell peppers.

If you like it spicy, you might want to add a can of Rotel or fresh diced Jalapeños.

And if the gumbo is too thick for you, you can add some water or tomato juice.

This recipe also re-heats really well, so if you want to save some time, double the recipe and freeze it for a night where you need something quick out of the freezer.

And don’t forget to pair this delicious Gumbo with crackers or cornbread! Yum!

Best Gumbo Recipe

This homemade gumbo soup recipe is absolute the best and easiest dinner you will make this fall. Made with sausage, okra and black-eye peas, it's not authentic, but it is super delicious and ready in just 30-40 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black eye peas, creole, gumbo, okra, sausage, seafood, soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 103kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green bell pepper
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pkg frozen okra
  • 2 cans black eye peas with jalapeño peppers
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 pkg Polish sausage
  • 12 oz tomato juice
  • water or broth to thin the gumbo optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop the green peppers, onion and celery into small pieces. Cut the Polish sausage into bite size slices.
  • Sauté bell pepper, onion and celery.
  • Add remaining ingredients, mix well and cook until boiling. Once it boils, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add water or broth to thin it if the gumbo is too thick for you. It should have a soup like consistency, but not too much liquid.

Notes

Don’t drain the black eye peas. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 461IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg

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