The original recipe calls for italian sausage, but this cheesy soup is great with ground beef or venison.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium skillet, fry the Italian sausage and onions until sausage is no longer pink. Drain and set aside. In a small saucepan, cook wild rice with 2 cups of water until tender; set aside.

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  • In a stockpot, combine the cooked sausage and onions, rice, potato and chicken soups, milk, and evaporated milk. Cook over low heat until warm. Stir in the processed cheese and heat, stirring occasionally until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

371.5 calories; protein 16.9g 34% DV; carbohydrates 18.8g 6% DV; fat 25.4g 39% DV; cholesterol 69.8mg 23% DV; sodium 1115.2mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
Good and easy soup but I made a few changes. First I used 1 lb of cubed cooked ham I used 1 14.5oz can pre-cooked wild rice (undrained) and instead of using 1 can of cream of chicken I used 2 can cream of potatoe. This allowed my to skip step 1 in the recipe and just mix everything in the pot and heat through melting the cheese when warmed. Although I wil try this with the other meat recommendations this turned out great for us!! Read More
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2006
I thought this soup was a little too thick. Also I followed the advice of some other reviews and only used half the Velveeta but I thought the cheese flavor was still too strong. My husband complained because he couldn't even taste the sausage. I don't think we'll make this one again. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
Good and easy soup but I made a few changes. First I used 1 lb of cubed cooked ham I used 1 14.5oz can pre-cooked wild rice (undrained) and instead of using 1 can of cream of chicken I used 2 can cream of potatoe. This allowed my to skip step 1 in the recipe and just mix everything in the pot and heat through melting the cheese when warmed. Although I wil try this with the other meat recommendations this turned out great for us!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2009
Wow this is tasty and helped me use up some food I needed to use up! I used cut up kielbasa instead of the italian sausage. I also added some fresh mushrooms to saute with the onions and kielbasa. I used all regular milk no evaporated since most reviewers claimed this soup to be quite thick. It is quite "chunky" too so I added an extra can of soup and extra milk. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2006
Delicious and easy! I made it without the cheese though because it was so good already and I wanted to eliminate some of the fat. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2006
I thought this soup was a little too thick. Also I followed the advice of some other reviews and only used half the Velveeta but I thought the cheese flavor was still too strong. My husband complained because he couldn't even taste the sausage. I don't think we'll make this one again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2006
Very good soup. Does get very thick the next day I had to add more milk to thin it out but a wonderful taste. I used Jimmy Dean sausage. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2011
Recipe as-is was way too thick. I added some beer to thin it out and that made it a lot better and added another layer of flavor. If I make this again I will definitely decrease the amount of cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2005
We had this last night for dinner and it was yummy! I changed things a little bit to make it more healthy. I substituted the sausage for ground turkey used reduced calorie soups and 2% evaporated milk. Served it with garlic bread and it was delicious!! Can't wait to have some of the left overs today for lunch. ENJOY! Comes to about 188 per serving (minus the bread) based on the 12 serving size recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
This was a great winter soup! I used a half a pound of bacon instead of sausage and it was wonderful. I made this for my in-laws when they came in to town unexpectedly. Very easy to throw together and it tastes like you have slaved over a hot stove all day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2012
Good but too cheesy - I would use 1/2 the cheese suggested. Read More
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