Slow Cooker Gumbo

5 from 4 votes

Let the magic happen all day while you're away.

There are few things in life more satisfying than a big bowl of hearty New Orleans style gumbo. Our SkinnyMs. Slow Cooker Gumbo harnesses all of the fantastic flavors and textures of a traditional gumbo into a skinnier version that’s thrown together in a slow cooker. We’ve used a mix of chicken, turkey sausage and all the typical gumbo veggies—onion, celery, peppers, and okra. If you don’t care for okra, no worries—just add extra celery, peppers, and onion.

Just combine all of your ingredients in a slow cooker in the morning and let the magic happen all day while you’re away. Serve it up over brown rice with a side of crusty french bread and transport yourself to New Orleans any day of the week!

5 from 4 votes

Slow Cooker Gumbo

Here is a taste of the South that has been lightened up with wholesome and nutritious ingredients to satisfy both your body and mind.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Southern
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips
  • 2 turkey andouille sausage links sliced (optional: if you can’t find this type of turkey sausage link, look for some spicy turkey sausage)
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 cups okra frozen
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth low-sodium
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil


  • Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or high for 3 to 4 hours. Serve over brown rice.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 543mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Slow Cooker

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