Gumbo Nachos

gumbo nachos

As Carnival Season reaches fever pitch, parades, parties, and other get-togethers seem to spring up every day. This recipe for Gumbo Nachos is a bold, fun dish that you can whip up in a jiffy.

Gumbo Nachos
Serves 4
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  1. 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  2. ½ red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  3. ½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  4. ½ medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  5. ½ pound sliced fresh okra
  6. 1 clove garlic, minced
  7. 1/3 cup sliced celery
  8. 9 cups tortilla chips
  9. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  10. ½ pound peeled and deveined large fresh shrimp
  11. 3 teaspoons Creole seasoning, divided
  12. 1 (8-ounce) package shredded Colby-Jack cheese blend
  13. 1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves
  14. ½ cup sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large skillet, cook sausage 
over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add bell pepper and onion; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add okra and garlic; cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in celery. Arrange chips on prepared pan, and add sausage mixture.
  3. Wipe skillet clean, and add oil.
  4. Toss shrimp with 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning. Add shrimp to skillet, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Place on top of nachos. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake until cheese is melted,
 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and remaining 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning. Serve over hot nachos.
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