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Sausage Potato Soup

After a full day of teaching and coaching, I'm often too tired to spend a lot of time preparing dinner. So I rely on this thick, chunky blend that I can have on the table in 30 minutes. The whole family enjoys the wonderful flavor of the smoked sausage. -Jennifer LeFevre, Hesston, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 pound smoked kielbasa, diced
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley


  • In a large saucepan, brown sausage; drain. Set sausage aside. In the same pan, combine the potatoes, corn, broth, celery, carrot and seasonings. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the milk, cheese, parsley and sausage. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted and soup is heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 380 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 955mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • maball
    Aug 18, 2019

    Loved this- add a little salt and pepper and it is perfect! Tasty. Hearty. Delicious and everyone loved it.

  • _Mari_
    Jun 27, 2018

    This was really good, will make again. I worried it would be bland but not at all! Followed the recipe to the letter except for substituting fresh cilantro for the parsley at the end bc that's what I had on hand, and probably made it taste even more better!

  • Reba
    Mar 15, 2018

    Easy to make

  • Pepper
    Feb 13, 2018

    No comment left

  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Jan 12, 2017

    This was pretty good. My husband and I each had 3 bowls, and will definitely make again!

  • cherylrein
    Aug 27, 2016

    Quick and easy! I'm going to make it for my annual Relay for Life luncheon this year along with German potato salad, chicken and noodles and sauerbraten. If you like a little thicker soup, you can add more cheese or thicken with 1 1/2 T cornstarch mixed with a little water. Very good.

  • LeiloniAnn
    Oct 12, 2015

    For this recipe I used Country Sausage and I didn't have the celery or the cheddar cheese so I decided not to put the celery in it and as a substitute for the cheddar cheese I used white American and parmesan cheese mixed together and it turned out really good

  • mkheatherbishop
    Sep 15, 2015

    I used regular smoked sausage since my family loves that type of sausage (Holmes brand), I added 2 diced up tomatoes to the soup, 4 long peeled and sliced carrots instead of the 1/4 cup , instead of the garlic and onion powder I added i diced onion and 1 tsp minced garlic, 1/2 tsp of pepper instead of the 1/4, 2 cups of 1% milk instead of whole, 6 cups of water, 2 tbsp of of chicken flavor seasoning for my broth, I cut down to 4 potatoes instead of 6. Let it boil until potatoes were cooked and then simmer for about 20 min or so to let the flavors come to life. This was so good. It reminds me of Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana soup. I will def be making this again and again and to pot lucks and get together s. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  • carol1229
    Feb 10, 2015

    Delicious! I always double this recipe, but not the amount of potatoes. I add 1 (14.75 oz.) can creamed corn to the soup when I add the milk and cheese.....I really like the creaminess it adds. I also use turkey kielbasa rather than regular kielbasa. This soup has become a favorite at our house.

  • Nikkic23
    Jan 25, 2015

    I made this a few weeks ago. My husband and I loved it! Quick and easy. Lots of flavor! Making it again on this rainy Sunday night!