A Quick Weeknight Shrimp Gumbo

I absolutely love to cook, but some nights you don’t want to spend much time putting dinner together. Rather than default to oatmeal, which I have done (!), I hope this gives you inspiration to pull together a few staples to result in a tasty meal!

First, get your ingredients lined up so that you can work efficiently.


I made sure to put our shrimp in the refrigerator over night to thaw. I bought these from Aldi already peeled and deveined to make prep even faster.


All together before serving.


We enjoyed ours over the above photographed long grain and wild rice 90-second rice pouch. Feel free to use other grains or even roasted potatoes!



Two 14.5-oz. cans of diced tomatoes

One bag of frozen gumbo vegetable medley

Salt-free herb spice blend

Old Bay

Garlic powder

Cooked greens – we had a combination of mustard, turnip, and kale

12-oz. thawed peeled deveined shrimp

unsalted butter


Simply put the greens, frozen vegetables, and tomatoes together in a large pot. Season with Old Bay, garlic, and seasoning blend to taste. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer. Meanwhile, heat butter in a saucepan and add the seasoning blend to toast. Saute the shrimp until just cooked through. Be careful not to overcook. Add the shrimp to the pot and stir to combine. Serve over rice or potatoes. Cornbread would be awesome on the side as well.


9 thoughts on “A Quick Weeknight Shrimp Gumbo

  1. Lol, oatmeal is my default too..

    We LOVE and live by the 90 second rice. It cooks so well! I have tried making the batch brown rice since and it is just never as good and takes wayyy more work.

    This looks terrific! It will be a must try for us. This time of year calls for something to warm the soul- what better than gumbo?!

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    1. I feel the same! When I’ve cooked brown rice from scratch (it’s been a minute), it sometimes is too gummy. This is quite fool proof and easy peasy clean up to boot. I sure hope you enjoy the gumbo! Feel free to provide any suggestions you or DJ may have!

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