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instant pot gumbo

Instant Pot Gumbo

Classic New Orleans Gumbo made with chicken, sausage and shrimp and filled with flavorful Creole seasonings and served with a bed of rice.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Cajun, Creole
Servings 6


  • 3/4 pound skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces.
  • 1 pound raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound andouille sausage sliced into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 tsp olive oil divided
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup green peppers chopped
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp Creole Seasoning
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups chicken broth low-sodium
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 cups frozen okra chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups cooked white rice


  • Push Sauté button on the Instant Pot. Once the display reads HOT add 1 tbsp of the olive oil to the pot. Then add the andouille sausage. Cook until brown on both sides, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Remove the sausage from the pot. Add in the chicken pieces and brown on all sides, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Add the butter and remaining tbsp of olive oil to the pot. Slowly add in the flour while whisking constantly. Continue to whisk until the roux resembles the color of peanut butter.
  • Press Cancel/Keep Warm.
  • Add the onions, celery and green pepper. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes until the veggie begin to soften.
  • Add the basil, oregano, thyme, Creole seasoning, cayenne pepper, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce to the pot and stir well.
  • Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, okra, sausage, chicken, and bay leaf to the pot.
  • Close the pot and place the valve in the sealed position. Pressure Cook/Manual on HIGH for 12 minutes. When cooking time expires, allow for Natural Pressure Release for 10 minutes. Manually release any remaining pressure.
  • Place the Instant Pot on the Sauté function. Add the raw shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes until the shrimp turn bright pink. Push Cancel/Keep Warm.
  • Serve the gumbo alongside the cooked white rice.


Recipe provided by Make Your Meals