Vegan Gumbo recipe for Fat Tuesday!

At a recent potluck for a Vegan 101 meetup, someone brought an amazing gumbo using this recipe that I just *had* 2234822952_e81c622610_bto have. Try it out, you’ll be happy you did! Happy Fat Tuesday!


New Orleans Gumbo, Vegan Style!


  • 1 cup Earth Balance margarine
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 48 oz frozen vegetables (I used a “vegetable gumbo mix” my local Kroger had that consisted of okra, corn, onions, celery and red peppers.)
  • 2 (14.5) oz cans fire-roasted tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning (I used Tony Chachere’s)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 8 cups faux chicken broth
  • 2 (8 oz) packages faux Italian sausage, crumbled (I used Gimme Lean)
  • 1 (10.5 oz) package faux shrimp (I used Vegetarian Plus)
  • 8 cups cooked white rice


  1. Melt the butter in a large stock pot over medium heat.  Once melted, add flour and stir constantly until a roux has formed. Continue stirring the roux constantly over medium heat until it is light brown in color; this could take about 15 minutes.
  2. Once the roux has browned, add the vegetables and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add seasonings, mix well, and cook another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add tomatoes, and cook for 5 more minutes.
  3. Add broth and crumbled sausage to the vegetable mixture and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes.  Add the shrimp and continue to simmer for 15 additional minutes.
  4. Serve over rice.  Enjoy!
  • Anonymous

    That stuff was sooooooo good! Don’t have any reservations about making this one!!!

  • bc

    That sounds awesome. I’ve been using this one because it’s crazy easy to make – and fast:

    I freeze my field roast sausages and then slice them pretty thinly when I add them in.

  • aed

    Another new delicious veggie
    recipe added to my list. I love eating veggies also because it is my way to
    maintain my body healthy.