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Instant Pot Gumbo Recipe

Our Instant Pot Gumbo Recipe will show you how to make this traditional, Louisiana-style meal in no time with the Instant Pot.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Gumbo, Instant Pot Gumbo Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 464kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 10 oz raw shrimp about 6 oz peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oz celery chopped
  • 2 oz yellow onion chopped
  • 2 oz red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 oz smoked sausage sliced
  • 4 tbsp white wine
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp traditional Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 oz okra
  • 2 tbsp scallion chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 3 cups cooked medium-grain rice


  • Select the “sauté” mode on the Instant Pot. Add 1 1/2 tbsp butter, stir in 2 tsp minced garlic, and sear 6 oz peeled shrimp for about 2 minutes on both sides. Place the shrimp into a bowl and set aside.
  • Add to the pot 1 tbsp olive oil and stir in chopped celery, onion, bell pepper (2 oz each) along with 4 oz sliced sausages. Sauté for about 5 minutes and glaze the bottom with 4 tbsp white wine.
  • Wait for the white wine to evaporate and then tip into the pot 2 tbsp all-purpose flour. Stir so the flour absorbs all of the fat and keep stirring until it darkens in color a little (as shown in the picture), about 1 minute.
  • Stir in the seasonings: 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1/4 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp paprika, and 1 tsp Dijon mustard.
  • Pour 2 cups unsalted chicken broth into the pot along with a bay leaf, then close the lid and select “stew meat” mode. Adjust the time to 7 minutes and allow it to cook.
  • Place a kitchen towel over the vent and use a spoon to whack it to “release” mode. Open the pot and add the seared shrimp along with 6 oz okra.
  • Select the “sauté” mode and cook for 7 minutes to reduce the broth. Turn off the machine.
  • Serve: Scoop 3/4 cup of cooked rice into a bowl and ladle the gumbo over the top. Sprinkle with chopped scallion and cilantro and enjoy.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1255IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 4mg