Mardi Gras Gumbo Nachos

Mardi Gras 2021 season kicks off at home for all of us this year. This recipe for Gumbo Nachos is a bold, fun dish that you can whip up in a jiffy to celebrate with your loved ones.

Serves 4

1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
½ red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
½ medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
½ pound sliced fresh okra
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup sliced celery
9 cups tortilla chips
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ pound peeled and deveined large fresh shrimp
3 teaspoons Creole seasoning, divided
1 (8-ounce) package shredded Colby-Jack cheese blend
1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves
½ cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

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.

Wipe skillet clean, and add oil.
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.

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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