Southern Charm: Keto Gumbo


Embrace the essence of the South with our Southern Charm Keto Gumbo, a classic dish reimagined for the low-carb lifestyle. This gumbo marries the heartiness of chicken, sausage, and shrimp with the earthy flavors of okra, vegetables, and traditional Cajun seasoning. It's a one-pot wonder that's not only easy to prepare but also caters to keto, paleo, and gluten-free diets. Get ready to experience a bowlful of flavor without the guilt!

Southern Charm: Keto Gumbo

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1.5 cups

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7g (Net Carbs: 5g)
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 600mg


  • Chicken breast, cubed - 500g (1.1 pounds)
  • Sausage, sliced - 200g (7 ounces)
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 200g (7 ounces)
  • Okra, sliced - 150g (5.3 ounces)
  • Onion, chopped - 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Celery, chopped - 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Bell pepper, chopped - 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Garlic, minced - 3 cloves
  • Cajun seasoning - 2 tablespoons
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Chicken broth - 1.8 liters (6 cups)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Sauté Sausage and Chicken: In a large pot or Dutch oven, cook the sausage and chicken over medium heat until browned. Remove and set aside.
  2. Cook Vegetables: In the same pot, sauté onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic until softened.
  3. Combine Ingredients: Return the sausage and chicken to the pot. Add okra, Cajun seasoning, bay leaf, and chicken broth.
  4. Simmer: Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add Shrimp: Stir in shrimp and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Season: Remove the bay leaf and season with salt and pepper.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Browning Is Key: Brown the sausage and chicken well for added flavor.
  • Okra as Thickener: Okra naturally thickens the gumbo, aligning with keto needs.
  • Cajun Spice: Adjust the Cajun seasoning to suit your spice preference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this gumbo vegetarian?

Yes, replace the meats with more vegetables or a plant-based protein.

How can I make the gumbo spicier?

Add extra Cajun seasoning or a pinch of cayenne pepper.

What if I don't like okra?

You can omit okra, but it contributes to the gumbo's thickness and flavor.

There you have it, a delicious bowl of Southern Charm Keto Gumbo that brings the flavors of the South right to your kitchen. Whether paired with cauliflower rice or keto bread, this gumbo is a testament to the joy of adapting classic recipes to fit modern dietary needs. Here's to a satisfying, flavorful meal that keeps your carbs in check!