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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 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black eye peas, creole, gumbo, okra, sausage, seafood, soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 103kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


Don't drain the black eye peas. 


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