Turkey Gumbo

60 mins (prep 40)
22 ingredients
makes 8 servings
Chris Shepherd, executive chef and owner of Underbelly in Houston, Texas, shared this recipe exclusively with Epicurious. This Cajun and Creole classic is often served with rice, but Shepherd insists his version doesn't need the starchy side. Studded with turkey meat and andouille sausage, it's filling enough on its own. Making a solid roux is essential to gumbo, because the flour and fat mixture thickens and flavors the dish. For newbies, Shepherd recommends patience. Roux must be cooked slowly over low heat and it requires just about constant attention, so take your time and be prepared to stir. For more on Shepherd, plus four more chefs' recipes for transforming your Thanksgiving extras, see The Five Best Leftover Turkey Recipes.

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Serving Size (312.6 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 361.82 Calories from Fat 254.61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28.29g 348.23%
Saturated Fat 2.54g 101.74%
Trans Fat 0.09g %
Cholesterol 1.53mg 4.08%
Sodium 1157.04mg 385.68%
Total Carbohydrate 20.72g 55.27%
Dietary Fiber 0.69 g 22.1%
Sugars 2.16 g %
Protein 7.11g 113.74%
Vitamin A 149.17IU% Vitamin C 1.22mg%
Calcium 32.53mg% Iron 2.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
stalks celery, green bell pepper, andouille sausage, cloves garlic, or, low-sodium chicken broth, fresh thyme leaves, freshly ground black pepper, cooked turkey meat, or, rotisserie chicken