Smoky Potato Cheese Soup


This is a thick cheesy potato soup, flavored with smoked sausage.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup margarine

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 pound smoked sausage

  • 1 pound processed cheese, cubed

  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans evaporated milk

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Saute the onions in butter or margarine in a large pan.

  2. Add the chicken broth and the cubed potatoes. Slice the smoked sausage into bite size pieces, and add to the soup. Simmer over medium heat until the potatoes are soft.

  3. Using a potato masher, lightly mash the potato mixture to break up the cubes a little bit, but not mashing as completely as you would for mashed potatoes.

  4. Add the cubed cheese, and stir until melted. Stir in the evaporated milk. Season with black pepper. The soup should be pretty thick, but you can thicken it further with a paste of cornstarch and water. Use about 1 tablespoon of cornstarch at a time, and add it to the soup until you have reached the desired thickness.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

648 Calories
39g Fat
46g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 648
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 51%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 1616mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 36mg 181%
Calcium 632mg 49%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1235mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.