Enjoy this Weight Watchers Gumbo with low point values

This FANTASTIC Weight Watchers Gumbo was developed to satisfy those gumbo lovers who are concerned about fat calories.

Traditional Louisiana gumbo uses oil and flour for the roux and this combination will absolutely make the most delicious example of Louisiana's favorite food. But some fans of the famous Cajun soup don't want the extra fat and calories found in the oil and are willing to give up a little flavor in exchange for a lighter dish. This recipe achieves that. It has no oil and uses meat ingredients that contain less fat.

It is a delicious recipe and truly is a weight watchers dream come true.

POINTS® Value: 4.3 (including rice)

Servings:  16

Serving size: 1 1/2 cup

Serve with 1/4 cup cooked brown rice


1 cup all purpose flour

8 cups Swanson Chicken Broth (or home made stock) 16 oz turkey sausage

1 1/2 pound chicken breast

2 cups onion chopped

1 cup green pepper

1 cup celery

3 cloves garlic

1 cup diced tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped

1/2 cup green onion

cooking spray

2 cups brown rice


For the roux add the flour to a heavy pot and put in an oven set to 400 degrees. You want only the dry flour in the pot. Stir at 10 minute intervals until the flour reaches a color of peanut butter. This will take 30-40 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.

Cut up chicken and sausage into bite size pieces. Spray heavy pot with cooking spray . Place chicken and sausage in pot and brown well on all sides. Add all ingredients except green onions (keep this in reserve) including the browned flour and stir until well blended.

Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 2 hours. Add additional salt to taste if needed.

Cook brown rice to package directions and serve 1/4 cup with 1 1/2 cup gumbo. Top with green onions. Toasted whole wheat bread without butter is perfect as a side but will add a few points.

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