Best potato soup with sausage ever with a variation of the original German soup. My family loves this soup and I never have leftovers. This recipe is one my grandmother used to make when I was growing up and I have always loved this.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
1 hr 55 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 a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir Italian and kielbasa sausages in the hot skillet until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain grease.

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  • Stir potatoes, water, chicken broth, heavy cream, celery, bouillon, garlic, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper into the pot. Reduce heat and let simmer until potatoes are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

Cook's Notes:

You can add spicy Italian sausage if you like spicy, or more crushed red pepper, as well as add onions.

You can also add in a little kale to this instead of celery. The chicken broth sounds like it would clash but once you make this recipe, you will see how outstanding this tastes. Add and replace various items according to what you and your family like.

Cooking time can vary depending on how slow you cook this according to when the potatoes are done. You can cut the potatoes into bigger pieces if you want to cook it longer, and some into smaller pieces to help thicken the soup.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; protein 17.4g; carbohydrates 18.3g; fat 39.2g; cholesterol 105.3mg; sodium 1831.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2020
Very good. Thanks for posting . Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2020
Very tasty Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2020
Very good. Thanks for posting . Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2020
Yummmmm I added carrots and did half milk half cream and it is so good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2020
Had to improvise with what I had on hand. Did not have bulk Italians sausage so made home made Italian sausage mix and combined with One pound hamburger. Used 4 cups chicken stock and only 2 cups water. Used 1 1/2 cups heavy cream Added 1/3 of an onion, chopped. Topped bowls with Gruyere cheese . Served with garlic bread on the side. Yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2021
This is a keeper! It is both tasty and well suited to modification. This recipe is the most requested in my household. I would advise that you keep the potato chunks small so that they cook through. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2020
We loved it . I only added 1 pound of spicy Italian sausage. I felt that was enough. Will surely make it again. GB from Florida Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2020
Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2020
Very tasty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2020
No changes necessary, fine as is Read More