Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sausage & Potato Soup

YUMMY!!! This is one of my new favorite soups ... it's been a while since we've had Ham and Potato Soup but I think I enjoy this one more ... LOTS of flavor!!! Sydney finished her dinner in record time tonight!!! (And that's a huge accomplishment) I used maple sausage which added a lot to the flavor of the soup ... I might try an Italian sausage next time as a comparison but this was DE-LICIOUS!!! Served with Onion and Cheddar Biscuits ... I'll blog that recipe on another day :-)

  • 4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion/scallion
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Garnish: Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Green Onion

  1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, carrots, water and chicken broth in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, cook sausage over medium high until done, about 10 minutes. Drain any grease from sausage and add sausage the stockpot a long with the salt and pepper.
  3. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.


  1. This is super for our winter/spring like weather! Hearty and delicious!! This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party...if you get a sec, pop on over and link up!
    Oh, and I found you on Night Owl Crafting!

  2. I woke up thinking about potato soup; but I never thought to add sausage. I was thinking the traditional bacon. This looks fabulous! We're in the midst of a snowstorm so it would be perfect for dinner. I sure wish I had some sausage! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'm going to save it for another day and give that maple sausage a try.

  3. Looks good! And now I'm hungry :)

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments :)

  5. i love anything sausage and potato.
    this looks great!

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