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Blue Bayou Copycat Disneyland Gumbo Recipe

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This yummy, savory dish is perfect for Disney and creole food lovers alike. My copycat Disneyland gumbo recipe tastes just like the original, but you can make it your way at home. Tasting it will make you feel like you’re deep in the bayou.

I first saw the Disney movie The Princess and The Frog in 2009. I immediately felt a strong connection with Tiana, who also loves cooking, and vowed that I would taste her famous Blue Bayou gumbo. You wouldn’t believe how excited I got when I discovered that they sold Tiana’s gumbo at Disneyland! Unfortunately, not everyone has a chance to go to Disneyland and eat at Tiana’s Palace. Luckily, I’ve created this copycat Disneyland gumbo recipe that you can make at home.

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Can you cook Disneyland Gumbo at home?

Yes, you can! At first, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to recreate the delicious gumbo that I’d eaten at Disneyland, but after a lot of trial and error, I found the perfect match.

By following this Blue Bayou gumbo recipe, you can create the perfect smoky, spicy creole dish just like Tiana.

What is in the Blue Bayou gumbo recipe?

Disney keeps their recipe highly guarded, but I’ve researched enough to believe I’ve discovered all the ingredients. The main components of this Disney dish are dirty rice, andouille sausage, chicken, and tasso ham. This recipe also includes onions, celery, chicken stock, and lots and lots of butter.

What You Need to Make Blue Bayou Copycat Disneyland Gumbo

For the Roux:

  • 1 heaping cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter

For the Gumbo:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 celery ribs , diced, leaves and all
  • 1 green bell pepper , diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 7 cups broth (I recommend this broth)
  • 12 ounce package andouille sausages , sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Tasso Ham, diced
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cooked dirty rice, to serve

How to Make Blue Bayou Copycat Disneyland Gumbo

  1. In a large stockpot, melt the butter on medium-low heat. Once melted, sift in the flour to make the roux, stirring constantly for about 30 minutes. You’ll know the roux is done when it has a dough-like consistency and has turned brown (but not burnt!). Turn off heat and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Cook the andouille sausage slices until nice and browned on both sides. Transfer the sausages to a plate.
  3. Add in 1/2 of the broth into the stockpot with the roux and mix well. Then add in the remaining broth, celery, bell peppers, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning.
  4. Bring the gumbo mixture to a boil over medium heat and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes. Add in the cooked andouille sausages, Tasso Ham, shredded chicken.
  5. Serve the copycat Disneyland gumbo over cooked dirty rice. ENJOY!

How does Gumbo taste?

The taste of gumbo is always smoky and heavily seasoned. While some prefer gumbo to be spicy, not all recipes call for a lot of heat.

The dirty rice and chicken broth result in an earthy flavor while the butter enriches the dish. Overall, the dish is savory and buttery, and delicious.

Gumbo Do’s and Don’ts

Gumbo might seem like an easy dish, but it requires a little bit of practice to improve. If you don’t pay attention, you can easily burn the roux or overcook the rice and end up with a bland-tasting mess. To help you perfect your copycat Blue Bayou Disneyland gumbo, here are some do’s and don’ts for making this dish.

Don’t undercook the roux

The roux is by far the most complicated part of cooking gumbo. The golden rule is that the roux is not ready until it turns deep brown and smells like peanuts. Using an undercooked roux will result in your gumbo not having the right consistency.

Do measure your flour

Many people do not measure their flour while making their roux. Do not make this mistake! If you don’t use the right flour to water ratio, the gumbo will become too watery and won’t have that thick, rich texture.

Don’t add proteins all at once

To ensure all your proteins are cooked properly, you must add them in at the proper time, depending on how quickly they cook. For example, since chicken takes longer to cook than shellfish, you’d want to add the chicken first if your recipe calls for it.

Can you freeze Gumbo?

Yes, you can freeze gumbo. Place the gumbo in an airtight container or plastic zip-up bag, and place it where it won’t get freezer burn. When stored properly, your frozen gumbo will last three to six months.

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Blue Bayou Copycat Disneyland Gumbo Recipe

DWELL by Michelle
This yummy, savory dish is perfect for Disney and creole food lovers alike. My copycat Disneyland gumbo recipe tastes just like the original, but you can make it your way at home. Tasting it will make you feel like you’re deep in the bayou.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 453 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Roux:

  • 1 heaping cup all-purpose flour
  • cup unsalted butter

For the Gumbo:

Instructions
 

  • In a large stockpot, melt the butter on medium-low heat. Once melted, sift in the flour to make the roux, stirring constantly for about 30 minutes. You'll know the roux is done when it has a dough-like consistency and has turned brown (but not burnt!). Turn off heat and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Cook the andouille sausage slices until nice and browned on both sides. Transfer the sausages to a plate.
  • Add in 1/2 of the broth into the stockpot with the roux and mix well. Then add in the remaining broth, celery, bell peppers, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning.
  • Bring the gumbo mixture to a boil over medium heat and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes. Add in the cooked andouille sausages, Tasso Ham, shredded chicken.
  • Serve the copycat Disneyland gumbo over cooked dirty rice. ENJOY!

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal
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