A quick and easy, hearty and creamy potato soup with flavorful, yet healthy, turkey Polska kielbasa.

Recipe Summary

cook:
40 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the butter or margarine, potatoes, onion and celery in a large pot over high heat. Add water to cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

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  • Puree the cooked potato mixture in small batches in a blender or food processor. Return the pureed mixture to the pot over medium heat. Add the kielbasa, ranch dip mix and half-and-half. Stir well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow soup to heat through, but do not boil.

Nutrition Facts

736 calories; protein 27.9g; carbohydrates 58.3g; fat 43.2g; cholesterol 159mg; sodium 1680.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
it is a very good tasting and easy recipe to do my mother and children loved it. Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/05/2003
We really didn't care for this dish too much. This was the first time I've come across a soup recipe that was void of herbs. I tried adding a few but it didn't seem to help any. Sorry but this recipe makes a very bland soup (even after adding a TON of salt). If your looking for a really good Potato soup recipe then type in "Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup" in the search tool...the submitter is "Karena". It doesn't call for sausage but I don't see why you couldn't add it in there. One word of caution...the "Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup" isn't a two step type of dish. It takes a bit more work than this one but it's a much better recipe. Happy cooking everyone! Read More
(8)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
it is a very good tasting and easy recipe to do my mother and children loved it. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2011
This was a nice change from the usual soups in my rotation. I sauteed the onions celery and some garlic in butter before adding small dice of potato and covering with chicken stock plus a bay leaf. I pureed about half the cooked mixture because I like a chunky soup. I cut the kielbasa into 1/4" half coins and sauteed them before adding the puree and remaining veggies. I don't use dry mixes but I like ranch dressing so added a few squirts to taste along with cream to desired consistency. Used fresh-cracked white pepper to taste. Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
12/05/2003
We really didn't care for this dish too much. This was the first time I've come across a soup recipe that was void of herbs. I tried adding a few but it didn't seem to help any. Sorry but this recipe makes a very bland soup (even after adding a TON of salt). If your looking for a really good Potato soup recipe then type in "Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup" in the search tool...the submitter is "Karena". It doesn't call for sausage but I don't see why you couldn't add it in there. One word of caution...the "Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup" isn't a two step type of dish. It takes a bit more work than this one but it's a much better recipe. Happy cooking everyone! Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2004
My husband and I like this recipe... but with a couple of changes. We like chunkier soup so I didn't puree the potatoe mixture. MUCH better! Also I had to add a little more salt because it was a little bland. Otherwise it's pretty good! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2008
I made this soup for my parent's anniversary. I didn't add as much half and half and I also added potato chunks to give it some texture. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2007
Easy meal and very tasty! Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2007
We tried this recipe and after reading the other reviews decided to make a few changes when making it. We added 2 packs of chicken bouillon to the water that we cooked the potatoes in. We also like a chunkier soup so we didn't puree the potatoes and reduced the half-and-half to a pint. It still wasn't quite thick enough so I tried something from another recipe and added 2 cups of instant potato buds and cooked for another 7 minutes at the end. Ultimately we all loved it. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2015
This was very good. we carmelized the onions and some garlic in olive oil and butter before adding the other veggies. we didn't puree all the potatoes so as to have potato chunks to match the photo. we also added about 2 tbsp of finely chopped pepperoni replaced some of the water with a 1\4 cup cooking sherry and added some dried thyme. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2017
I made so many changes it probably can't be called the same recipe but here goes. I used leftover turkey coconut milk added chicken stock xanthan gum to thicken and a bit of sour cream turnips instead of potatoes. Otherwise it was the same. Read More