Spicy Turkey Sweet  Potato Gumbo

Spicy Turkey Sweet Potato Gumbo

Kevin Smeltzer 0

"This gumbo always comes out great. Use your favorite sausage, rice, chicken and or turkey. Doesn't seem to matter, always a crowd pleaser. ENJOY!"


1 h 45 m servings 380 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 39.9 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 150 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 1427 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook and stir the turkey thigh pieces until browned and no longer pink in the middle, about 10 minutes. Set the turkey aside. In the same pot, place the sausage, and break into chunks with a spatula. Cook and stir the sausage until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the onion, celery, and green pepper into the pot. Continue to cook and stir until the onions are translucent, about 5 more minutes. Mix in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute; then stir in the flour. Cook and stir the mixture until the flour forms a coating on the sausage and vegetables and begins to brown, 5 to 8 more minutes.
  3. Mix in the sweet potato, thyme, oregano, chicken broth, tomatoes, and bay leaf, and bring the gumbo to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring often, until thickened and the sweet potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cooked turkey and hot sauce, and simmer until the turkey is heated through. Discard the bay leaf before serving.


  • Cook's Note
  • Serve over hot cooked wild and long grain rice. If you use a box of the rice mix, omit flavor packet.
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  1. 8 Ratings


I don't know if I like this soup more for the flavor or the color - it's almost too pretty to eat. *Almost.* Ha. I couldn't find spicy turkey sausage, but I did find regular and it tasted fin...

Easy to make. I didn't have the turkey sausages so used half a pound of plain pork saugage and 1 1/2 pounds turkey thigh meat. I used Italian diced tomatoes instead of plain. This would be g...

Great taste! Couldn't be bothered with the multi-step directions, so I omitted the oil and threw everything except the yam and flour into a pot, and turned it on. I let it cook about 40 minutes ...

Family loved it! Wonderful flavor and beautiful to look at too. I made a few changes based on the fact that I forgot to buy the sausage when I was at the store. I threw in some leftover bacon...

Quite bland. All tasted was the hot sauce and sweet potatoes, everything else was just mush. My toddler wouldn't touch it. My husband couldn't choke it down- although he is quite dramatic. It's...

Very nice flavors. Used chicken, sweet potato, celery, kielbasa, and zucchini. Cooked the chicken in olive oil. Then added onion and celery. Then added the sweet potato, kielbasa and zucchin...

Good all-around recipe. I used butternut squash instead of the sweet potato and queso poblano chicken sausage. I think it could be spicier! So next time may add a little heat with some cayenne. ...