Gumbo Greens with Cabbage recipe


Collard greens and cabbage come together with smoked turkey, andouille sausage, and shrimp in this hearty, flavorful recipe. Perfect for a cozy dinner, this dish combines rich Creole spices with wholesome vegetables and protein, creating a meal that’s both satisfying and nutritious. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home cook looking to try something new, this recipe is sure to impress with its deep, savory flavors and aromatic spices.


  • Author: Hannah
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes


1 lb collard greens, washed and chopped
0.5 lb cabbage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 onion, quartered
2 partially cooked smoked turkey wings (or one leg)
1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 tbsp Secondline Creole seasoning
3 cloves garlic, minced
5-6 cups chicken broth
1-2 andouille sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
10-12 raw shrimp, deveined and tails off
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1 bay leaf


Add turkey wings or leg to the chicken broth and cook over medium heat while preparing the next steps.
In a large pot over medium heat, add vegetable oil and stir in the flour, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Cook until the roux turns a dark brown color, stirring continuously to prevent burning.
Add onion, bell pepper, and celery to the roux, stirring to coat. Cook until the vegetables are softened. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Stir in the Secondline Creole seasoning, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, celery seed, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, oregano, and bay leaf. Gradually add the broth while stirring.
Add the turkey wings or leg and the collard greens. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 50 minutes, checking for doneness. It may require additional time.
Remove the turkey meat, pull it off the bones, and return it to the pot. Add the andouille sausage and cook for approximately 10 minutes.
Add the shrimp and cook until they curl into a “C” shape and turn pink.


  • Serving Size: 6 servings
  • Calories: 320 kcal

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This collard greens and cabbage stew is a delicious blend of Southern comfort and Creole flair. With each spoonful, you’ll enjoy the tender greens, savory smoked turkey, spicy sausage, and succulent shrimp, all enveloped in a richly seasoned broth. It’s a meal that’s perfect for sharing with family and friends, bringing warmth and joy to your table. Enjoy the process of making this dish, and savor the delightful flavors it offers

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