A not-too-rich cream soup using quickly prepared ingredients. Serve with crusty French bread for dipping!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 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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  • Heat olive oil in a 2-quart Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, smoked sausage, and kielbasa sausage in the hot oil until sausage is browned, about 10 minutes. Stir potatoes into sausage mixture and pour in enough water to cover mixture; add bay leaves.

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  • Simmer sausage-potato mixture over low heat until potatoes are tender and flavors of soup have blended, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Combine flour and butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until mixture is smooth and lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Whisk milk into flour-butter mixture until thickened; season with salt. Stir flour-butter mixture into soup until well combined. Remove and discard bay leaves before serving.

Nutrition Facts

603 calories; protein 23.8g 48% DV; carbohydrates 22.3g 7% DV; fat 50g 77% DV; cholesterol 99.3mg 33% DV; sodium 1408.5mg 56% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2013
Very nice as written. I have also made it with half the kielbasa chicken broth for all the liquid and no thickener; and have also been very happy with the result. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/06/2016
This soup didn't have any taste to it at all. After I added a lot of salt it tasted better. I also do not like how greasy it is I would suggest draining the grease after cooking the sausages. I will not be making this again Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2013
The smokiness of the onions and sausage really come through in this soup. I was amazed at how flavorful it was with such few ingredients. I only let my potatoes simmer for 30 minutes because I wanted the texture and also I prefer my soups thinner. It needed more than just a pinch of salt but other than that I have no complaints. I do think celery would be a nice addition the next time I make this. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2013
Very nice as written. I have also made it with half the kielbasa chicken broth for all the liquid and no thickener; and have also been very happy with the result. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2014
This was an ok rainy day meal. I will say it was extremely thick as written. I ended up using twice the water suggested and it was still very thick. Next time I will add celery and red pepper for flavour and colour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2013
great clean and fancy flavor... so much much better than the overly cheesy and greasy kinds i have tried in the past. i love it! thanks for submitting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2013
Oh yum! I made this as written with one small change: I added two chicken bouillon cubes to the soup because I thought it might need a little "something extra." This was really great soup and it was exceptionally easy. Everyone in the family including my "I don't like soup" son loved it. Next time I may add chopped celery and carrot but really it doesn't need a thing. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2015
I was looking for a way to use elk cheddar sausage. My husband smoked the sausage on the grill and added just before adding the water. I also sautéed 2 garlic cloves with onions and included diced celery and a handful of chopped carrots for color. I only cooked the soup for 40 minutes. I topped it off with shredded Colby jack cheese before serving. Be sure to add a little milk when reheating to thin it out. My husband loved this soup! Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
Yum the whole family loved this soup. I used kielbasa and chicken and Apple sausage. So good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2014
This soup was excellent. I like thick soups especially potato soup. I used fresh potatoes and shredded them with a food processor. I used more than 20 oz (almost 2 lbs) since the water content is higher than it is in frozen hash browns. Also added chicken bouillon and bok choy ribs (since I saw people recommend celery and I had bok choy but not celery.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2017
Very good soup and easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/06/2016
This soup didn't have any taste to it at all. After I added a lot of salt it tasted better. I also do not like how greasy it is I would suggest draining the grease after cooking the sausages. I will not be making this again Read More