In this easy recipe adapted from Southern Living magazine, your slow cooker does most of the hard work. All you have to do is brown some all-purpose flour in the oven, whisk it into a smooth roux with chicken broth, quickly brown the andouille sausage, and combine everything but the shrimp in your slow cooker’s crock for a five-hour simmer. To stay moist, the shrimp is added 30 minutes before the gumbo is done. Serve with rice pilaf.
Not enough time to simmer? Try our delicious and easy Chicken Gumbo recipe.
Special equipment: You’ll need a cast-iron skillet and a large, 6-quart slow cooker to make this recipe.