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Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo (gluten-free)

This Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo is gluten-free and delicious. Yes, you heard that right, this is a gluten-free gumbo recipe.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo (gluten-free)​ - Tayler Silfverduk, celiac dietitian

What is Gumbo?

Gumbo is the official state cuisine of Louisianna in the United States. Much like this gluten-free Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo, it’s a spicy stew with mixed meats, roux, and ingredients. There are many ways to make Gumbo, and I’m all about the easy ways to cook!

This gumbo is gluten-free because we won’t use a roux, but don’t worry, this gumbo will still be thick and delicious!

What is a Roux

This Shrimp and Sausage gumbo is made with a gluten-free roux. While often made with wheat flour, roux’s can be made with other types of flour too. The basic way to make a roux is by combining hot cooking fat with flour until it forms a paste of different colors. For more on using and making a roux to thicken dishes, check out this post.

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo (gluten-free)​ - Tayler Silfverduk, celiac dietitian

What You’ll Need to Make This Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo:

This gluten-free Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo recipe requires quite a few ingredients BUT don’t let it intimidate you. It’s pretty much chop, saute, dump, and go.

First, we’ll start with the oil, chopped celery, onion, jalapeno, and bell peppers. This it’s what’s known as Mirepoix when cooking. It’s the vegetable flavor base for the recipe. If you don’t want to chop these vegetables yourself, consider getting a bag of frozen mirepoix (you’ll just miss out on the kick from the jalapeno). (I’m all about making cooking easy around here). 

Then we’ll move into adding in the gluten-free chicken broth, fire-roasted tomatoes, cajun seasoning (I like this one), sliced gluten-free andouille sausage, and the frozen shrimp. We’ll bring this to a boil and then reduce it to a simmer and let it cook down until it thickens (around an hour).

Then you’ll have a delicious pot of gumbo to enjoy. And that’s about it. This is an easy gluten-free 1 dish meal that pretty much anyone can prepare!

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, grain-free, one pot meal
Servings: 6


  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or another high temp cooking oil)
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth (double check it's GF)
  • 14 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning (double check it's GF, you may need to add more to taste)
  • 14 oz andouille sausage, sliced (double check it's GF)
  • 8 oz frozen de-veined shrimp


  • To a pot on medium heat, add the oil, chopped celery, onion, jalepeno, and bell pepper
  • While stirring occasionally, cook these vegetables until the onion becomes translucent
  • Once the onion is translucent, add in the chicken broth, fire roasted tomatoes, cajun seasoning, sliced andouille sausage, and frozen shrimp.
  • Bring the pot of ingredients to a boil and then reduce to a simmer
  • Let it cook uncovered at a simmer for until it thickens down (around an hour)
  • Then serve and enjoy!

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