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Cheesy Potato Soup with Italian Sausage

Since the weather turned cooler I have been thinking more about serving soup as a meal a lot more frequently. We have our favorites but sometimes it’s nice to put a twist on an old recipe by adding new and unexpected ingredients like this Cheesy Potato Soup with Italian Sausage instead of the traditional ham or bacon. I think that this just might be my new favorite potato soup! You can also make it yours as well.

Here is what you'll need:


* 12 oz box of cheese melt (like Velveeta)

* 6 chicken bouillon cubes

* 4 cups plus 2 cups water

* 2 cups milk

* 1 package sweet Italian sausages

* 2 ½ pounds redskin potatoes

* ½ large yellow onion

* 2-3 stalks celery

* 1 tbsp olive oil

* salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste


Wash and dice the potatoes, leaving the skin on. Place them in a large pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil and let cook until potatoes are just tender. You do not want to overcook as they will continue to cook in the soup.

While the potatoes are cooking, cut the sausages into bite size pieces. Brown them over medium heat until they are cooked through.

Finely chop the onions and celery and sauté in olive oil until they begin to caramelize. Add the cooked veggies to the well cooked sausage.

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in medium sauce pan. Add the bouillon cubes to the boiling water and dissolve completely.

Cut the cheese melt into chunks and melt with the milk in a microwave safe bowl. I heat for 1 minute, stir, and repeat until the mixture is completely melted and smooth.

Place the potatoes, sausage, and veggies into a stock pot. Add the chicken bouillon, melted cheese mixture, and the additional 2 cups of water to the pot.

Heat the soup over medium/low heat, stirring frequently. Add salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste.

Serve warm with homemade croutons, crackers, or bread!

Have you ever put a new twist on an old favorite and just made it your own?

Annmarie John
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  1. I love potato soup. I have never had it with sausage, though. Sounds great.

  2. That is a perfect hearty meal for this time of year. I have a few potatoes I need to use and even some sausage, I could totally do this.

  3. Potato soups are my favorite. Cheesy soups are my favorite. Sign me up! I love sausage and so does Cassidy. And Des.

  4. Oh goodness, this looks and sounds absolutely yummy. Pinning this for later - thanks for sharing!

  5. Mmm... that looks yummy!
    I just came in from shovelling and that would totally have warmed me up!
    Saving this recipe for this weekend.

  6. You had me at cheese. In a soup that sounds so decadent.

  7. Perfect timing.....I planned on making some Potato Soup when I finished my blogging. I pinned your recipe - I will give it a try.

  8. Perfect timely - I planned to make Potato Soup after blogging. I will give your recipe a try :)

  9. That looks like the perfect soup for cold weather. I just might have to make some tonight.

  10. Nothing like a warm hearty soup in the cold. I'll keep this recipe!

  11. I love potato soup, I never had it with sausage, what a nice yummy twist!

  12. This sounds so delicious! I love cheese, potatoes, and Italian sausage! I bet combined they taste great LOL!

  13. This looks delicious. I think I am coming down with something so I definitely need to make me some. I would probably use turkey sausage though.

  14. This recipe sounds to die for, cheese, potato and Italian sausage? This is a must have for me!

  15. Soup is so nice in the winter and for me, cheese just makes the soup betterin so many ways.

  16. I have guests coming over this weekend and I was hoping to find a great soup recipe to make them! Thanks!!

  17. Oooo I make potato soup a lot. I will have to add italian sausage to it next time.

  18. I bet the Velveeta does melt nice in there. It sounds really good. I love potato soup, and w/the sausage in there too, I know hubby would enjoy it.

  19. Yum! This looks interesting and a meal my family would enjoy. I'd love to try the recipe sometime!

  20. Potato soup is one of our favorites. I always cook ours in a crockpot and we don't add meat to ours as one of my girls has decided that she doesn't want to eat meet.

  21. Oh my, this looks incredible! Perfect for warming the tummy on a cold day.

  22. Oh my goodness! Who added some meat to the potato soup? Yes, child. I am sharing this recipe with my sisters right away - we love to make soup at this time of year and potato soup is one of our all time faves. Never had it like this before!

  23. Yum! I love potato Soup! Looks so darn tasty, and enticing!

  24. That looks really good, I have never seen a recipe like this and I can not wait to try it.

  25. I make a similar potato soup minus the cheese. I’m just not a big fan of melted cheese! I do love mac and cheese, but even then I have to watch my quantities. I may need to make this this week…getting cold here.


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