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5 from 6 votes

Cindy's Easy Gumbo Recipe

This Sausage Gumbo recipe is quick, easy, and feeds a crowd. It serves 8 people, costs $12.46 to make and just $1.56 per serving. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: sausage, soup
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 388kcal
Cost: $12.46


  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large soup pot
  • Wooden spoon


  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery chopped
  • 1 pound smoked sausage cut into ½-inch slices (we like hot links)
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 chicken bouillon cubes
  • ¾ cup long-grain​ white rice
  • 64 oz jar Ragu or Classico pasta sauce
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup canned or frozen corn


  • First, add olive oil to the bottom of a large pot and heat the pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion, bell pepper, and celery and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the remaining ingredients in the pot and increase the heat to medium-high.
  • Bring the mixture to a rolling bubble, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer the gumbo for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 2184mg | Potassium: 1080mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1003IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 4mg