Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sausage Potato Soup‏- Guest Post

I love soup as much as Carol does and when she told me about this one I hoped she would share  this wonderful recipe.

Many thanks my friend!!!!

I have a feeling you all have come to the conclusion that we eat a LOT of soup in this house....and you'd be right!   I make a batch of homemade soup every week, especially during the winter. That's why  I love having a rotation of different recipes to pull from.

I've been making this soup for years-ever since the magazine came in the mail.  When Bob saw the photo of it and read the ingredient list, he thought we should give it a try.

I'll admit-I'm not a big fan of kielbasa, but I don't mind turkey kielbasa.  It's got a milder flavor than regular kielbasa-at least I think so. I bet any smoked sausage would work well in this recipe.

Soup just isn't soup for me without chopped onions, so in they went to the mix along with jalapeno that I  needed to use up. Since I had them in the crisper drawer, I peeled and diced some fresh parsnips too.

Once everything is sliced and diced, this soup goes together in no time at all.

I've been on a mission to use up cans of things from my shelves and saw an errant can of creamed corn.  Since the bag of frozen corn didn't give me QUITE the 3 cups of  frozen corn I needed, I decided to use the creamed corn too. 

We absolutely adore this soup. It's hearty and loaded with flavor. The parsnips add a nice touch of background sweetness that we really enjoyed. I also like the touch of creaminess that the creamed corn added too. That ingredient has been added to my copy of the recipe and will be a regular addition every time I make this from now on.

This made plenty for us to have a nice big bowl on the night I made it, then lunches were covered for quite a few days after. As with most soups, stews and chowders, the longer this sits, the better it tastes.

I served this with something a little different on the side....savory Parmesan Chive Pizzelles. Talk about a tasty treat!  Never in my wildest dreams did I think of making pizzelles savory-but I'm sure glad I found a recipe for them.  They're the perfect side kick to this delicious soup and would be fantastic with any soup, or even pasta. I'll share the recipe on a separate post.

Thanks so much for having me guest post, Linda--let's have some soup! :)


(Source: adapted from Quick Cooking January February 1999-original recipe found HERE)

1 (13 oz.) pkg. turkey kielbasa OR regular kielbasa 
3 c. peeled, cubed potatoes
1 1/4 c. finely chopped onion
3 c. frozen corn 
3 1/2 c. chicken broth 
1 c. chopped celery 
1 1/2 c. peeled, chopped carrot
1 1/2 c. peeled, chopped parsnips, optional
1 large jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed, finely diced
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 (14.75 oz.) can cream corn
3 c. milk
1 1/2 c. (generous) shredded cheddar cheese

Slice the kielbasa in half then cut each half lengthwise through the middle.  Slice each of the 4 pieces into 1/4" slices.

Brown the kielbasa in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.  Remove the slices from the pan to a plate. Drain any fat, if necessary. I don't find the need with the turkey kielbasa-there's very little fat left in the pan.

Add the potatoes, onion, frozen corn, chicken broth celery, carrot, parsnips (if using), jalapeno, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the Dutch oven. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.  Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

Stir in the creamed corn, milk, reserved kielbasa slices and the shredded cheddar. Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, to heat through and melt the cheese.  Makes 8-10 servings. 


  1. Wow Carol, your picture is so inviting. I wanted to reach in and eat that Pizzelle right away. I am not a big fan of sausage, but I bet if I made this soup with chicken it would taste good also. The ingredients are things I love, except for the sausage. PLEASE post that Pizzelle recipe. I love them, and one like you are describing will make me want to get out my iron and make them. I am using my mother in laws iron. I had 2 of my own, but they didn't last as long as hers did. Hers has to be at least 50 or more years old. I never heard of any besides the normal ones, or chocolate, but this seems to be a great one. Anyway, I know this post was about the soup, but when I saw them, I couldn't help myself. I am going to pass this one on to some people who will love this kind of soup. Thanks for sharing and for being the guest poster today.

    1. Thanks Myra-I know what you mean about those pizzelles. I was SO pleased with the way they came out. Sure-you could use chicken in this soup......that's what's fun about homemade soup-mix and match and use what you like.

      I'm so happy to hear I have a fellow pizzelle maker....I've got quite a few recipes on tap to try for them...not all sweet.

      I sent the pizzelle recipe to Linda.....stay tuned! :)

  2. This looks so good and different. I will definitly be trying this. Thank you Carol.

    1. Thanks Dottiemaye-I love making all different kinds of soup-you've probably figured that one out huh? I hope you enjoy this soup as much as we do. It definitely hits the spot on a cold winter day.

  3. After 2 hours of shoveling, I sure could use a nice big bowl of this! Thank you Carol :) Waving to Linda!

    1. Isn't this winter a BLAST, Jolene? NOT. This would warm you up for sure.....you should have come on over! :)

  4. You, like soup? Nah. It looks great & I knew those pizzelles would look fantastic after you mentioned them. I'd love a bowl of that yumminess right now. Hi ladies

    1. Yyyyyyessss I do love soup......not too obvious huh? Have you tried your pizzelle iron yet? This is a good one to break it in with if you haven't. They go with so many things.......kind of addictive I'd say. Like eating the perfect cracker.....or thick potato chip.......MMMMmmmmmmmm

  5. This looks incredible! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  6. Thank you, NewMrsAdventures! :)

  7. This sausage and potato soup sounds delicious! Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We enjoy having you every week on Thursday night at 8PM through Sunday night. ~Cydnee