Turkey Sausage Gumbo

I’m pretty proud of this recipe. It’s definitely a husband-pleaser!

Look at the steam. Isn’t it beautiful! πŸ™‚ But, alas, the life of a food blogger and her poor husband: we have to eat it luke warm. Hey, there’s always the microwave for reheating after a photo shoot, right! πŸ˜€

Turkey Sausage Gumbo

inspired by all you magazine: February 2011 issue


  • 14 ounces turkey polska kielbasa (I used butterball’s pre-cooked sausage)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 16 ounces vegetable gumbo frozen vegetables (okra, corn, onion, celery, red peppers..or fresh if you can find them cheaper!)
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (or flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (32 ounce carton)
  • 1 cup grated part skim mozzerella cheese (or Parmesan if you have that)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Slice the turkey sausage in small angled or straight slices.
  2. In a large pot with a lid, brown the sausage in 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Remove sausage from the pot and put in a bowl, set aside.
  4. In the same pot, saute the vegetables in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and add the seasoning.
  5. Pour in the wine and reduce by half.
  6. Add in the cornstarch.
  7. Stir in the rice and cook for 3 minutes.
  8. Pour in 3 cups of broth and stir to combine.
  9. Bring to a boil and then simmer on medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  10. Stir in cheese, browned sausage and remaining 1 1/2 cups broth.
  11. Cover and simmer for another 30-35 more minutes until the rice is tender but not mushy, stirring every 5-10 minutes (just so it doesn’t stick to the bottom).
  12. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve (I forgot the parsley & it tasted good too! Haha).

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  1. I’m making this right now, and I’ve just realised it doesn’t say when to put the cajun seasoning. Since it’s nearly ready, I’m going to put it now, heheh. I have no idea what I’m doing, but hopefully it will be ok! It looks pretty good so far!

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