Crowd Pleasing Rabbit Recipes

While rabbits may be smaller, there is definitely enough to go around! These recipes are fit for a crowd!

Rabbit Gumbo

Rabbit gumbo is a Cajun specialty. Spicy and smoked with hardwood, rabbit gumbo, a dish you’ll want to have during the winters.

You’ll need the whole rabbit, dismantled in serving-size cuts. You should have the hindquarters, foreleg, and the saddle cut in half. You’ll also need to make a roux, although you can also use jar roux if you don’t have the time. Using a long list of vegetables, hot spices, pork sausage, ham, and more, cooking this gumbo takes about two and a half hours. But the wait is worth it!

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 dressed rabbit (about 3 pounds), cut into pieces
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced okra
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add rabbit and enough water to cover. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is very tender.

Add the sausage, salt, thyme, pepper and cayenne. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. Remove rabbit. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces; return to pan. Stir in okra; bring to a boil. Serve in bowls over rice.