These gumbo and stew dishes are the perfect blend of flavors for any foodie, especially those looking for plant-based recipes! These various recipes are a combination of stews and gumbos with the right spice, kick, and culture. They offer a wide range of different kinds of foods for you to find the one most suitable to your personal taste buds.

We put together 15 plant-based Southern food-inspired stews, gumbos, and jambalayas from our Food Monster App for you to explore!


1. Spicy Gumbo

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This delicious spicy vegan gumbo by Steven Seighman is perfect for those cold winter nights, or when you just need some really tasty comfort food.

2. Spicy Sausage and Cauliflower Gumbo

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Gumbo is a spicy stew that’s a Louisiana tradition. In this recipe, it’s made with fresh cauliflower and an amazing blend of spices for a full-flavored experience. The ability of cauliflower to take on any flavor makes it the perfect vehicle for the smokey and multilayered flavor of the gravy. Serve this Spicy Sausage and Cauliflower Gumbo by Sara B. Allen on a bed of steamed rice!


3. Brown Rice Jambalaya

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This Brown Rice Jambalaya is a really easy meal to make by Lindasy Clarke. It’s perfect for a midweek dinner when you don’t want to worry about spending ages over the stove and then the subsequent cleaning up. It is incredibly filling and so spicy! It is loaded with chopped vegetables and super simple to create.

4. Black Bean Jambalaya

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Jambalaya is a spicy rice dish of Louisiana Creole origin. This Black Bean Jambalaya recipe by Robin Runner is everything that you crave in that — spicy, savory, and warming. A mix of spices brings a depth-of-flavor while textured vegetable protein works with the rice to keep you full and satisfied.


5. Jambalaya Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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This Jambalaya Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is a plant-based take on jambalaya, one of the most popular dishes in Cajun cuisine. Kathryn Pfeffer-Scanlan puts together meat-free sausage and a blend of vegetables that are cooked in a savory blend of cayenne pepper, paprika, and thyme. Roasted spaghetti squash takes the place of rice, making this dish lower in carbs than the classic.


6. Hoppin’ John With Okra and Tomato Stew

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In this Hoppin’ John With Okra and Tomato Stew, tender black-eyed peas are simmered with sautéed onions, mounds of garlic, crisp celery and bell peppers, and stirred with diced tomatoes, sliced cabbage and nine potent herbs like thyme, bay leaves, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. Topped with toasted rice, shredded kale, halved cherry tomatoes, green onions, and thinly sliced okra, these colorful garnishes also add a satisfying texture and a pop of bright color. A must try by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez.

7. Mushroom Stew With Herbs

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This delicious Mushroom Stew With Herbs by Adina Beck has a rich, gravy-like consistency. It is paired perfectly over polenta, mashed potatoes, or whatever your heart desires. Stay warm this holiday season with this flavorful stew.


8. Smoky White Bean and Potato Stew

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This Smoky White Bean and Potato Stew by The Vegan 8 has it all. It has an incredibly thick and hearty texture and is smoky, filling, protein-packed, and full of flavor. This is a blog recipe that’s gotten a makeover: It’s quicker and more flavorful. Make sure to toss the seeds out when slicing the poblano peppers or they will be really hot!

9. Tomato and Potato Stew

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This hearty Tomato and Potato Stew by Stefani Weiss is loaded with veggies and extremely nutritious; moreover, it is simple to prepare and easy to digest. It is unbelievable how delicious this dish tastes. If you love tomatoes and comfort food, this recipe is definitely for you.

10. Green Bean, Potato, and Carrot Stew

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If you’re looking for comfort food, this Green Bean, Potato, and Carrot Stew by Alenoosh Matakupan fits the bill! Packed with fresh-cooked green beans, tender potatoes, and carrots in a savory tomato broth. It’s warmed by the addition of curry powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Once you make this recipe, you’ll be hooked.

Give these amazing recipes a try and we hope you really enjoy them! For more delicious recipes, download our Food Monster App where we have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes.

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