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6 Not-So-Humble Gumbo Recipes

Spring Break is right around the corner, so it’s time to start heating up that gumbo pot for our annual cook-off! Gumbo is the official state dish of Louisiana and there are a ton of different ways to make it. If you don’t have a family recipe to work from, it can be daunting to figure out what all to put into this stew because there’s no one way to make gumbo! We’ve scoured Pinterest to find six good recipes to serve as inspiration for all the different types of tasty gumbos you can make for our Spring Break cook-off!

Evolving Table’s Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Meats: Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

This recipe claims to be nothing other than authentically Cajun! Based on a favorite restaurant in New Orleans, it combines shrimpand sausage with the holy trinity (aka bell pepper, onion, and celery) and tons of herbs which all simmer together in a big dutch oven. Perfect recipe if you’ll be staying in a cabin rental! Get the full recipe here.

Jessica Gavin’s Chicken Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Meats: Chicken and Andouille Sausage

If you just don’t like the taste of seafood, this is the recipe for you! This recipe’s ingredient list is definitely lengthy, so you know it’s going to be packed with flavor, and those who’ve tried it sing its praises. Get the full recipe here.

Green Gumbo by Simply Recipes

Meats: Ham Hock and Smoked Andouille Sausage

This might not be the traditional gumbo you’ll find in New Orleans, but that doesn’t make it wrong! In this gumbo pot, it’s all about the pork products! Incorporating ham hock and smoked andouille sausage into a broth packed with tons of assorted greens. Get the full recipe here.

Spicy Southern Kitchen’s Seafood Gumbo

Meats: Shrimp, Crab, and Andouille Sausage

If you favor the flavor of the sea, this gumbo recipe is right up your ally! It incorporates both shrimp and crab to give it a ton of seafood flavor which is balanced out by the spicy kick of andouille sausage. Get the full recipe here.

Authentic New Orleans Style Gumbo from Tastes Better From Scratch

Meats: Chicken, Sausage, and Shrimp

Similar to the Evolving Table recipe, this gumbo incorporates a lot of authentically Cajun flavors. However, rather than flavoring it with herbs, this recipe is all about the meat! Perfect for the carnivore campers among you. Get the full recipe here.

 

Seafood, Chicken, And Andouille Sausage Gumbo by I Heart Recipes

Meats: Chicken, Alaskan King Crab, Shrimp, Sausage

This gumbo recipe is the end all be all of meat-packed stews! With chicken, raw shrimp, dried shrimp, Alaskan king crab, AND andouille sausage, we’re not so sure you have a pot big enough to contain this gumbo. Get the full recipe here.

Now you have some inspiration, but don’t forget to experiment! Put your own twist and spice into your gumbo pot to stew up something great! Keep in mind each campsite at Splashway Campground has a fire ring available. If you’re staying in a cottage or tent site and won’t have access to a stove, pack your dutch oven and make your gumbo right over the campfire!

If you haven’t already, book your campground reservation today because this Spring Break, adventure awaits!