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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

648 calories; protein 28.2g 57% DV; carbohydrates 46.4g 15% DV; fat 39.4g 61% DV; cholesterol 109.7mg 37% DV; sodium 1615.9mg 65% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2004
I almost didn't write a review for this one because I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I was really happy with the results so I decided to share what I did. With the onion I added some finely chopped carrots & celery. It adds a little more flavor and a few vitamins. Plus kids hardly notice they are eating a few extra veggies. I cooked the veggies potatos and sausage on the stove in just one can of chicken broth. After I mashed the potatos a little I transfered everything to my crockpot added one can of evaporated milk and the velveeta cheese. It was easy to let it all blend together in the crock pot and I didn't have to watch it. We left and when we returned it was nice & thick and just needed to be stirred a little. I used only one can each of the broth & milk instead of two. To make it a little thinner I might add a little 2% or a little more broth next time. Like other reviewers I cut way back on the butter used to saute the veggies. I think a couple of tablespoons is sufficient. I also used a little less sausage and chopped it smaller than bite sized in order to appeal more to the younger members of the family. This one is definitely a keeper with these modifications for my house. I love any recipe that allows me to have the crockpot do the cooking while I'm away. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2010
Just ok. Read More
(5)
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2004
I almost didn't write a review for this one because I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I was really happy with the results so I decided to share what I did. With the onion I added some finely chopped carrots & celery. It adds a little more flavor and a few vitamins. Plus kids hardly notice they are eating a few extra veggies. I cooked the veggies potatos and sausage on the stove in just one can of chicken broth. After I mashed the potatos a little I transfered everything to my crockpot added one can of evaporated milk and the velveeta cheese. It was easy to let it all blend together in the crock pot and I didn't have to watch it. We left and when we returned it was nice & thick and just needed to be stirred a little. I used only one can each of the broth & milk instead of two. To make it a little thinner I might add a little 2% or a little more broth next time. Like other reviewers I cut way back on the butter used to saute the veggies. I think a couple of tablespoons is sufficient. I also used a little less sausage and chopped it smaller than bite sized in order to appeal more to the younger members of the family. This one is definitely a keeper with these modifications for my house. I love any recipe that allows me to have the crockpot do the cooking while I'm away. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2006
With modifications, this is a very good soup, especially on cold nights. I added some garlic (2-3 cloves) to the onions while I sauteed them in the butter. I also added bits of smoked sausage BEFORE I added the stock. Gave the soup more smoky, hearty flavor. I also added a pinch cayenne (red pepper flakes or Tabasco would be good too). Finally, I used 5 large baking potatoes and only 1 can of evaporated milk. It made a ton of soup, and my picky boyfriend ate 2 heaping bowls! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
This is my all-time favorite potato soup recipe! I've been using it for a few years but I did make some changes. I use dehydrated onion and leave out the margarine completely. I also use beef broth instead of chicken (I've made it both ways and we like the beef best). I know it would be less fat using turkey sausage but the beef tastes so much better.:oP I normally slice and cook the sausage separately and drain it well to remove quite a bit of fat before adding to the soup. Make some homemade bread with this and you've got a stick-to-your-ribs meal that is true comfort food on a cold winter's day.:o) Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2007
This soup was a hit with my family and I enjoyed it quite a bit too. I did make a few changes in that I used whole milk instead of evaporated added minced garlic while sauteing the onions used only five potatoes instead of six and added chopped broccoli to it as well. I also didn't bother to peel the potatoes and didn't really mash it all that much since I prefer the potato chunks. It was relatively easy to make though and I will definitely be making this again when we're in a soup mood. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2011
This was really good; my husband & two children liked it a lot. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because it didn't have enough of a "smoked" flavor when made as directed. I ended up adding some liquid smoke & next time will use smoked cheddar cheese in addition to the Velveeta. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2011
I loved this recipe!!! Even my husband loved it and he doesn't like soup OR sausage!!! I did make some slight modifications-thanks to the reviews already posted:) I only used one can of evaporated milk. I also sauteed the sausage with the onions and added about a 1/2 T of minced garlic with the onion. Instead of cooking it all on the stove I moved it to the crock pot when it was time to add the cheese. I also added 1/2 bag of shredded mozzarella and shredded cheddar to it. It cooked on high in the crock pot for about an hour...until all the cheese was melted. This was definitely easy to make and tasted wonderful!!!!! Everyone LOVED it!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2010
Just ok. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
This is the best potato soup ever.. Really no changes needed. Nothing else needs to be said bouy this one.. MMMMMMMMM Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I was looking for a new way to use smoked sausage when I found this recipe. Definitely a keeper. Very good. The second time I made this with less fat and it's still good. I omitted the butter and used a pan spray. Fat free evaporated milk light velveeta fat free/low sodium broth healthy choice smoked sausage. Yummy. Only problem was the milk curdling during reheating -- don't know if the full fat version does that. Read More
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