Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

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  • 8 oz shrimp
  • 8 oz hot dogs or sausage no added sugar, preservatives or oil, see recipe notes
  • 4 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup okra, sliced fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning see link in recipe notes
  • 1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • green onion, for garnish
  • olive or coconut oil cooking spray


  • Spritz a large stock pot with cooking spray and add shrimp and hot dogs. Cook over medium heat until hot dogs are browned and shrimp is pink. Then set aside in a separate bowl.
  • Add 1/4 cup broth to the skillet and add onion, celery and peppers. Cook on medium until onions are translucent, then set aside with hot dogs.
  • Spritz stock pot with cooking spray and add okra. Cook on medium heat until browned, but not sticky or stringy.
  • Return shrimp, hot dogs and vegetables to stock pot. Add remaining broth, Cauliflower Rice, tomatoes, arrowroot powder, Cajun Seasoning, salt, pepper and bay leaf.
  • Cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 20 minutes.


1 serving = 4 oz protein, 2 cups vegetable
For the sausage: Applegate 100% beef hot dogs are a great option. You can use beef, turkey or chicken varieties (no pork). Always read labels carefully and find options that are free of added sugar, nitrates and preservatives.
Click here for Cajun Seasoning recipe.