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instant pot gumbo

Instant Pot Gumbo Recipe

Craving gumbo but don't have a lot of time? This instant pot gumbo recipe is on the table in less than 60 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups chicken or seafood stock/broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces andouille sausage links sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 cup frozen okra
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled deveined
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • Sliced green onion for garnish
  • hot sauce optional, for serving


  • Set the Instant Pot to "Sauté" and add the olive oil. Sprinkle in the flour and stir together until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, until flour is medium brown in color, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic into the Instant Pot and sauté until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Select “Keep Warm/Cancel” and add the stock, diced tomatoes, chicken, sausage, okra, Creole seasoning, oregano, thyme, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne, okra, Worcestershire sauce, and bay leaf to the Instant Pot and stir.
  • Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Set the steam release to "Sealing", then select “Manual” and adjust the time to 8 minutes. Let cook until timer the beeps.
  • When finished, select “Keep Warm/Cancel” and then turn the valve to "Venting" for quick release. Carefully open the lid and stir in shrimp, salt, and black pepper. Select the "Sauté" and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked through. Turn off the Instapot and remove the bay leaf.
  • Serve in a bowl, topped with rice and garnished with fresh parsley, sliced green onion, and hot sauce, if desired.