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Creamy Potato Sausage Soup

1 hour
6 servings

Dive into this Creamy Potato Sausage Soup, a perfect blend of hearty sausage, tender potatoes, and rich cream. It's the ultimate comfort in a bowl!

Creamy Potato Sausage Soup
Dive into this Creamy Potato Sausage Soup, a perfect blend of hearty sausage, tender potatoes, and rich cream. It's the ultimate comfort in a bowl!

Imagine a chilly evening where the warmth of a hearty soup envelops you with every spoonful. That’s the comfort offered by this Creamy Potato Sausage Soup.

A perfect blend of savory sausage, tender potatoes, and rich cream, this soup is a hug in a bowl.

Creamy Potato Sausage Soup

What is Creamy Potato Sausage Soup?

This soup is a luscious blend of hearty ingredients that come together to create a comforting and satisfying dish.

It’s a rustic, one-pot meal that has its roots in the simplicity of country cooking, elevated by the richness of heavy cream and the sharpness of Parmesan cheese.

The kielbasa sausage adds a depth of flavor that is perfectly balanced by the aromatic herbs and the sweetness of the onions.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Hearty and Filling: Perfect for those days when you need a meal that satisfies.
  • Flavorful: Each spoonful is packed with the smoky taste of sausage and the rustic flavor of herbs.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps and common ingredients make this an accessible recipe for any night of the week.
  • Customizable: Feel free to add your favorite veggies or adjust the seasoning to your liking.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 lb kielbasa sausage, sliced
  • 1 ½ lbs potatoes, diced into ~1 inch cubes
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Substitutions & Additions

If you’re looking to tailor this Creamy Potato Sausage Soup to your dietary needs or simply missing an ingredient, fear not.

Olive oil can be swapped with any vegetable oil, and for a lighter version, use half-and-half instead of heavy cream. Vegetarians can opt for a plant-based sausage and vegetable broth.

For those avoiding dairy, use a dairy-free cheese alternative and a splash of coconut cream. Adding carrots or corn can introduce a sweet note, while a pinch of smoked paprika can enhance the smokiness if you’re using a milder sausage.

Equipment Needed for Creamy Potato Sausage Soup

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How to Make this Recipe

Start by heating the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat. Once the butter melts, add the diced onion, stirring occasionally until it becomes translucent.

This is where the soup starts to build its flavors, so take your time to let the onions sweat. Add the minced garlic, oregano, and thyme, cooking until fragrant – about a minute.

Slice the kielbasa sausage and add it to the pot, browning it slightly to unlock its smoky flavor. Toss in the diced potatoes and pour in the chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender.

Stir in the chopped spinach until wilted, then add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, stirring until the cheese melts and the soup thickens. Remember to taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

For a perfectly creamy soup, choose starchy potatoes like Russets or Yukon Golds as they break down well and thicken the soup naturally.

Sautéing the sausage until it’s slightly caramelized not only adds depth to its flavor but also to the soup’s overall taste.

Don’t rush the simmering; it melds the flavors together.

If you prefer a thicker soup, mash some of the potatoes against the side of the pot before adding the spinach.

Creamy Potato Sausage Soup

Serving Suggestions

Serve this comforting soup in a deep, warmed bowl to keep it hot longer. Garnish with extra grated Parmesan, a sprinkle of fresh herbs, or a few cracks of black pepper to elevate the presentation.

A side of crusty bread or a light salad pairs beautifully with this hearty soup.

Storage Suggestions

This soup stores well in the refrigerator for up to three days in an airtight container.

If you plan to freeze it, omit the cream and cheese, adding them in after reheating the soup to prevent separation and graininess.

Creamy Potato Sausage Soup

Recipe FAQ

  • Can I make this soup in a slow cooker? Yes, add all ingredients except for the cream and cheese, and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir in the cream and cheese before serving.
  • How can I make this soup thicker? Mash some of the potatoes in the soup or use an immersion blender to partially puree the soup.
  • Is this soup spicy? The soup has a mild flavor, but you can add red pepper flakes if you prefer a kick.
  • Can I use sweet potatoes instead? Absolutely, sweet potatoes can be a delicious substitute for a different flavor profile.
  • What can I use instead of kielabasa? Any smoked sausage will work, or for a non-meat option, try smoked tofu or a vegetarian sausage.

This Creamy Potato Sausage Soup is more than just a meal; it’s a comforting experience that brings warmth and satisfaction to any table. Whether you’re looking to impress guests or simply treat yourself to a delicious dinner, this soup is sure to please. So grab a spoon, and let’s dive into a bowl of this creamy delight!

Creamy Potato Sausage Soup

Creamy Potato Sausage Soup

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Dive into this Creamy Potato Sausage Soup, a perfect blend of hearty sausage, tender potatoes, and rich cream. It's the ultimate comfort in a bowl!
Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 lb kielbasa sausage
  • 1 ½ lbs potatoes diced into ~1 inch cubes
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups baby spinach chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat until the butter is melted.
    1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Add the diced onion and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
    1 medium yellow onion
  • Stir in the minced garlic, oregano, and thyme, and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
    4 cloves garlic, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Add the sliced kielbasa sausage to the pot and cook until slightly browned.
    1 lb kielbasa sausage
  • Mix in the diced potatoes and pour in the chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes.
    1 1/2 lbs potatoes, 6 cups chicken broth
  • Stir in the chopped spinach and cook until wilted.
    4 cups baby spinach
  • Lower the heat and mix in the heavy cream and grated Parmesan cheese until well combined and heated through.
    1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve hot and enjoy!
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