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Hearty Garlic Potato Soup

"I started with a basic potato soup and added my own touches to come up with this comforting recipe," writes Beth Allard from Belmont, New Hampshire.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (about 3 quarts)


  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place potatoes, carrot and garlic in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Place 3 cups potato mixture in a large bowl and mash. Set aside mashed potatoes and remaining potato mixture.
  • In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain and set aside. In a Dutch oven, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until soup is thickened.
  • Add the parsley, salt, bouillon, seasoned salt and pepper; mix well. Add mashed potato mixture; cook and stir until heated through. Add reserved potato and sausage mixtures. Heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 297 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • Grannycan
    Jan 20, 2020

    This is the best potato soup I've ever made/had. This was a 2005 contest winner and I've been making it ever since. Thanks for sharing Beth Allard!

  • Nieda
    Mar 10, 2017

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  • cbenne12
    Aug 2, 2015

    Very tasty! A little time consuming, so I won't make this unless it is for a crowd. I will also add more garlic to it.

  • mandyrn82
    Oct 11, 2012

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  • bedfordtx
    Jan 20, 2011

    wonderful soup. I add more garlic and more potatoes

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    Feb 21, 2010

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    Sep 25, 2006

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    Sep 18, 2006

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    Jan 2, 2006

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