Freezer Meal – Easy Sausage Gumbo

By : | 0 Comments | On : April 17, 2023 | Category : Freezer Meal, Gluten Free, Instant Pot, One Pot, Recipes, Slow Cooker, Soup

This isn’t your traditional Sausage Gumbo, but you’ll give it a hearty pass when you see how easy it is to put together and get into the freezer! Yes, this is a freezer meal! It seriously comes together in mere moments and will keep in your freezer until you’re ready to enjoy! And if you already have some frozen pre-cooked and portioned rice in the freezer, your meal will be done in no time! Don’t like okra? No problem, you can use green beans!

Print your Sausage Gumbo here:

Sausage Gumbo


  • 12 oz  Smoked turkey or Kielbasa sausage, sliced into thin slices
  • 10 oz okra, fresh or frozen (zucchini or green beans)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped (green is fine)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2-4 dashes tabasco or hot sauce

  1. Add all ingredients to a gallon sized freezer bag or container for instant pot.

MAKE IT NOW: Transfer contents to either the instant pot or crockpot and cook as directed below.

MAKE IT A FREEZER MEAL: Seal bag or container, removing as much air as possible and freeze.

COOK IN INSTANT POT: From frozen, add contents into an instant pot.  Add 1/4 cup water. Cook for 10 minutes at high pressure then allow 10 minutes for natural release. From thawed or freshly made, transfer into an instant pot. Cook for 9 minutes at high pressure, then allow 10 minutes for natural release.

COOK IN CROCK POT: From frozen, transfer to a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 5-6 hours. From thawed or freshly made, transfer into a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 hours or low 4-5 hours.

SERVE WITH: So delicious served over rice and a crisp green salad or corn-on-the-cob.

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