Wednesday, January 19, 2011

soup lovers

I'm a loud & proud soup lover.  We could probably eat it 5 out of 7 days a week.  I gave this a shot last night and it was absolutely amazing.  There's nothing I love more on a cold & rainy night than being in my favorite sweatshirt and pj pants, having a hearty soup on the stove, and laughing with my hubby to the right of me while my big puppy dog cuddles with the left of me.

Homemade Sausage Potato Soup

1 pound of sausage
4 potatoes
1 32 oz. box of chicken broth
1 can of corn
3 carrots
1 clove garlic, minced (we always have a jar of minced garlic, so I used one tsp.)
1/2 tsp onion powder (if you don't have any, I suggest getting some and not leaving it GREAT flavor)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup of shredded cheese

In a pan, brown the sausage. While the sausage is cooking, or even beforehand, peel and dice the potatoes and carrots. Remember that the smaller the dicing, the faster it will cook, so if you are pressed for time, cut up the veggies smaller and it won't have to boil for as long. Drain the sausage and set aside for later.
In a stock pot, combine the chicken broth, potatoes, celery, carrots and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender - 20 minutes or so. Now at this point, I add the corn. I find it gets a little mushy if I add it with the other veggies. Then I add the milk, cheese and sausage. Cook and stir over low heat until the cheese is melted and the soup is heated through.


  1. yum! this sounds so good and i think i have everything to make it! :)

  2. This sounds so delicious! Do you use ground sausage or italian sausage? Definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing!