Turkey Gumbo

Turkey Gumbo


"This is a great after-Thanksgiving recipe for leftover turkey. It has become a tradition in our home. "


4 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 1432 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 1432 kcal
  • 72%
  • Fat:
  • 93.3 g
  • 143%
  • Carbs:
  • 81.7g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 63.9 g
  • 128%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 167 mg
  • 56%
  • Sodium:
  • 2386 mg
  • 95%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir oil and flour together in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring slowly and constantly to keep the roux from burning, until the mixture becomes a dark chocolate brown, about 25 minutes. Add the onions, celery, and bell peppers to the roux all at once, and continue to stir until vegetables are wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and cayenne pepper.
  2. Stir in the smoked sausage and bay leaves, and continue to stir for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in the turkey stock and stir until the stock and roux mixture are well combined. Bring the gumbo to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Stir in the turkey and the file powder; simmer for 2 hours.
  3. About 30 minutes before serving, bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Skim off any fat that rises to the surface of the gumbo; remove from heat. Stir in the parsley and green onions. Remove the bay leaves, and serve the gumbo in deep bowls with rice.


  • Editor's Note
  • For the smoked sausage, andouille is a great choice, or, you can use kielbasa.
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  1. 14 Ratings


Sorry, this recipe ended up discarded. I wondered if the 1 and 1/8 cup of vegetable oil with the 1 and 1/4 flour was the problem. There was so much oil floating on the top, I had to spoon it o...

I am pretty sure that the oil measurement is wrong as well as the flour one. I made a roux tonight to add turkey stock to & all it took was 1 stick of butter & about 3 tablespoons of flour. I a...

With less oil and flour to make the roux, it's a delicious meal. My family loves this. My mother made it when I was growing up. We like to use hot sausage rolled into balls and Bisquick fried, t...