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Winter Vegetarian Gumbo

Although this recipe might not be considered authentic gumbo, it is a delicious vegetarian spin and features okra and Cajun seasoning. With parsnips, carrots, onions, and celery it also uses many vegetables that are easy to find in the winter.

Winter Vegetarian Gumbo


Regan @ onceamonthmeals.com



Place oil in large pot. Heat over medium-high heat and add flour. Cook until golden, around 3 minutes. Add vegetables, salt, and pepper. Lower heat to medium and cover. Cook until vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally. Add broth and Cajun spice. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Serve over rice.

Freezing Directions:

Allow to completely cool. Portion into freezer bags, label, and freeze. To serve: Thaw in fridge overnight. Place in a large pot over medium high heat and heat until warm. Serve with rice.

Servings: 4

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

8 Responses to “Winter Vegetarian Gumbo”

  1. Baimochs says:

    I’d like to make this recipe, but that seems like a lot of oil!?! Half a cup?? I’ve never seen a recipe call or that much, just wanting to make sure thats right!

    • regan says:

      It is a lot, but it’s correct. Feel free to substitute butter, as well. I’ve done that a few times and it is also delicious!

  2. Brandi says:

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was EXCELLENT. My husband kept saying he thought it was a restaurant-quality dish! Really simple and tasty for a cold night’s dinner. Yum.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Our spring planting of root vegetables was ready to pick, so I decided to give this a try. It was super easy to make and tasted amazing! We hadn’t tried okra before – it’s not too common in rural Wisconsin so we had to buy it frozen. Thanks for the opportunity to discover a tasty new food!

  4. kaye says:

    we have had this several times and really liked it, even my 2 young boys ate it up! personally, i added some beans to it to make it higher in protein and used some alternative flour to make it gluten free.

  5. Jen says:

    I’m wondering if by “Cajun spice” you mean Cajun pepper? Also you say to begin on “medium high” and then to lower temp to “medium high”. ???

    • Yolanda Albers says:


      Cajun spice is the same as cajun seasoning. Thank you for pointing out the “medium high” mistake. We will get that fixed!

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