Slow Cooker Turkey Sausage Gumbo

When Gumbo is traditionally prepared it can be a very indulgent dish that can be high in fat, sodium and calories. This is an adaptation taken from Robin Miller on FoodNetwork. Using turkey sausage and boneless, skinless chicken breast and adding more vegetables makes it a simple, low-fat, and healthy meal.

Slow Cooker Gumbo with Turkey Sausage

Makes about 6 servings

3.05 per serving


1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into ½-inch pieces

1 (10-ounce) package frozen cut okra, thawed

2 links turkey sausage (about 8 oz.), sliced

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup sliced carrots

1 cup chopped onions

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 28 oz. can of low-sodium crushed tomatoes

1 16 oz. can reduced-sodium chicken broth

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon mustard powder

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 cups cooked rice


  1. In a slow-cooker, combine the chicken and all remaining ingredients except the rice.
  2. Mix well to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.
  4. Serve over rice.

Recipe adapted from Food Network’s Slow-Cooker Chicken Gumbo.

Guest post written by Anne-Marie Kovacs & Audrey van Petegem of The Succulent Wife. This material is provided for informational use only. You should consult with your doctor.

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