Gumbo is such a flavorful, comforting dish, but it can take a lot of time to develop a roux that’s full of flavor. Luckily, I found a local product to really help shorten your time.

Using Vegetable Kingdom New Orleans Style Gumbo is as easy as pouring the jar into a sauce pan, adding your protein of choice, and serving over rice.  In as little as 5 minutes, you can be eating a delicious bowl of Gumbo. You can find it in your local Harris Teeter in the ‘local’ section!

Another local find was this awesome okra: – one of my favorite spots to pick up local products!

This recipe is also super interchangable. If you would want to use chicken, or make it vegetarian, feel free to change out your ingredients with this great sauce.

Fun Fact – Gumbo is an African word for Okra. So why not put it in your okra!


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb hot sausage (in links)
  • 32oz Jar of Vegetable Kingdom NEW ORLEANS STYLE GUMBO
  • 1 lb. okra, chopped
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • Old Bay (or salt and pepper)
  • Green Onion (for garnish)
  • Cooked Rice
  • Hot sauce (to taste)


In a large pan (preferable cast iron), heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add sausage and brown.

Add jar of Vegetable Kingdom NEW ORLEANS STYLE GUMBO and cover, allowing to simmer until pork at 165 degrees. Pull out, slice, and add back in.

Add Okra and simmer for about 7-10 minutes until just tender.

Add shrimp into sauce. Heat about 3 minutes until shrimp is cooked through. Just seasoning and heat to taste.

Ladle the gumbo over rice, garnish with the scallions.

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