Healthy Gumbo Recipe

Lighter, healthier, but just as tasty: See how we made over these favorite.



  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1  stalk celery (or is it one rib?), chopped
  • 2 cups green, red & yellow peppers, chopped
  • 15 oz canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes (& juices)
  • 9 oz cooked chicken sausage, andouille-style, cut into bite-size pieces*
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked converted white rice (I used Uncle Ben’s)


  1. Place all ingredients in 5-quart slow cooker. Add thyme and pepper; stir well. Cover and cook on high power for 4 hours.
  2. Maybe I should pack up a batch and send a roux-less-slow-cooker healthy gumbo care package to Emeril? Or better yet, I can hand deliver it to him in New Orleans .

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