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Instant Pot Gumbo with sausage, chicken, and shrimp being scooped from an Instant Pot in a ladle.

Instant Pot Gumbo

Instant Pot Gumbo is so easy to make! Loaded with sausage, chicken and shrimp, this gumbo is BURSTING with creole flavors! See gluten free substitutions in recipe notes.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun/Creole
Keyword Instant Pot, Instant Pot Gumbo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 542kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • Instant Pot Pressure Cooker



  • Set Instant Pot to "Saute" function and add olive oil. 
  • Add peppers, onion, celery, garlic, and sausage. 
  • Saute for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables become soft.
  • Remove all vegetables and sausage. Set aside. 
  • Immediately add butter to instant pot and stir, scraping up any cooked bits from the bottom of the pot. When butter is melted, add flour. 
  • Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly until dark brown, forming a roux. Turn cooker off. 
  • Add chicken broth, cooked vegetables and sausage, chicken, Creole seasoning, diced tomatoes with chiles, fire roasted tomatoes, bay leaves, salt and pepper. 
  • Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Turn the steam release handle to “Sealing” position. 
  • Press "Manual" and select “High Pressure." Set time to 20 minutes. When time is up, turn cooker off. 
  • Quick release by turning valve to "venting". 
  • When pressure is fully released, remove lid and stir in okra. Press "Saute", and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook an additional 5 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through. 
  • Remove and discard bay leaves. Serve with rice. 



To make this gumbo gluten-free, use a gluten-free flour in the place of regular all-purpose flour in the roux. We use Namaste flour from Costco or a homemade flour blend when substituting flour. If you want to avoid making a roux, you can always use filé powder and/or okra to thicken instead. 


Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 1517mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 49.4mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 3.6mg