Dear readers and eaters,
Have I got a souper duper treat for you. Creamy sausage potato soup. A little bit o’ heaven in a bowl. Creamy, smoky, savory goodness to warm you from the inside out. Sweet friends, if you’ve never tried any of my recipes, make this the first one you try. Start here. And then check out some of the others from past posts. Chicken pot pie soup. Crock pot jalapeño popper soup. Chicken detox soup. Crock pot cheeseburger soup.
If you’ve hopped over here from Stephanie’s blog at Wife Mommy Me, welcome! Grab your crock pot, tie on that apron and meet me in the kitchen.
Let’s Get Cooking: Creamy Sausage Potato Soup
About every other week my Prince Charming puts us on a soup diet. So I have to be on my A game when that happens. Have to be able to pull out some hearty soup recipes that will be good for us and taste good, too. And now that I am working, my crock pot rarely gets a day off. Let me shut my mouth so we can get busy.
- 3 russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes (Russet? Who cares? And I didn’t measure my cubes! And I didn’t use 3, more like one big ‘un)
- 4 cups sliced Andouille sausage (used Hillshire Farms smoked turkey sausage)
- 3 cups vegetable broth (used chicken broth)
- 3 cups corn frozen or fresh
- 1 cup onions diced (never could use this much onion…PC would blow sky high with gas)
- 4 tsp garlic minced (used garlic powder)
- ½ tsp garlic salt
- ½ tsp garlic pepper or black pepper (seems like a lot of garlic, no bueno for my Prince)
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 2 cups whole milk (used fat-free milk)
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup sour cream (used low-fat sour cream)
- Fresh cut parsley to garnish (used dried and sprinkled it into soup as it was cooking)
If you and I have been pals for any length of time, you know that I never make anything exactly the way the recipe calls. Partially because my Prince has the most delicate tummy in the kingdom. But also because I use whatever I have on-hand, especially after I’ve made something once. For some reason I had three packages of Hillshire Farms smoked turkey sausage so just couldn’t see buying Andouille sausage (which I had to look up anyway) rather than using my Tom turk. Had chicken broth in the pantry instead of veggie broth. And I always cut down the amount of onions I use. I like onions but a cup is a lot even for me. And we haven’t had whole milk in this house since Cady was a baby. She’s 8 now.
- Set your crock pot to 6 hours on the low setting.
- Cut sausage into rounds…about yea thick, (ain’t nobody got time to measure that stuff), add to crock pot.
- Chop potatoes and onions about so thick, toss into the pot.
- Add corn and seasonings.
- Pour in broth.
- I added a 1/2 cup water in addition to the broth. Just didn’t seem ‘soupy’ enough.
- In the photo below, you can see how little liquid there is, even with the extra 1/2 cup of water I added.
- Whisk together cornstarch and milk and pour into soup, 30 minutes before soup is done.
- Cover and finish cooking.
- You can see in the photo below how thin the soup was even after adding the cornstarch to thicken it. Maybe I shouldn’t have added that 1/2 cup water?!
- Add grated cheese and sour cream. Stir to combine and allow a few minutes for cheese to melt.
- Soup thickens to a creamy chowder consistency. Perfect!
- Serve hot with freshly cut parsley (or sprinkle with dried parsley).
Grab your spoons, girls. I’ll share! This soup is so good. We just finished dinner (pizza soup) and I am as full as a tick but my mouth is watering as I upload the pics of this creamy sausage potato soup. And PC keeps looking over here asking, “What soup is that?” It’s the sausage he remembers best of all. Scrumptious down to the last bite.
Mmm, mmm good.
Really want this post to be souper interactive, so won’t you please share your fav fall soup recipe with us? You can add it here in a comment below. Or hop over to my Facebook page and leave it there for all the world (or at least my readers) to enjoy. And then, please, please be sure to hop by the blogs of all my sweet bloggin’ buds who joined me for this soup recipe swap. You can start with Amber at Amber I Am and work your way down the list!
Amber I Am – Amber
A Camera and a Cookbook – Lysha
Deb’s World – Deb
Is This Mutton? – Gail
Penny’s Passion – Penny
Wife Mommy Me – Stephanie
Want to thank these sweet hearts for being so good to join me for this post. Haven’t met a single one of them in real life and yet I feel I can truly call them friends.
And if YOU have a fall soup recipe post to share, link up with us. The more the merrier! We can all have this great new cookbook of soup recipes to dazzle our families with!
Still having some funky issues with my blog but have someone on the case working on the issues. Hope things will be back to my crazy normal soon. Thank YOU and YOU and YOU for spending some time here with me today. Big loves all the way ’round.
Hugs and kisses,