January 11, 2014

Kielbasa Potato Soup

Love satisfying thick and hearty soups that can be on the table in a jif?  Then this Kielbasa Potato Soup is for you!


Around our house if I'm going to serve up a soup, it's got to be a hearty one.  Me?  I love pretty much any soup.  My hubby?  Not so much.  Nope.  No broth-y soups for him.  He says ...

"I want to chew my dinner, not drink it.  Drinking is what my water glass is for."

Okay, so maybe he does have a point.

Fortunately, I have no problem enjoying a great hearty soup.  And this Kielbasa Potato Soup certainly fits that description!


It's chock full of hunky potatoes, slices of kielbasa, chopped carrots and celery, and sweet golden corn kernels ... with a bit of milk and cheddar to make it creamy.  It's tasty, hearty, and filling ... without being too heavy or rich.  As a bonus ~ it can be on the table in around 35 minutes.  Score.

And trust me, it satisfies the 'Mr. Picky Soup' in our household!


I got this recipe from my grandmother at my bridal shower.  See, my best friend did the coolest thing for my shower ... She had every shower guest send her one (or two or three ...) of their favorite recipes, written out on special recipe cards that she made.  She and the other shower hostesses then placed all the recipe cards in a special engraved recipe box they had made just for me.  Isn't that the sweetest??


Do you 'get' the frog??  Mmmm, hmmmm ... it's clever.  'Cause I had finally found my prince!  {after many frogs, believe me}.

I treasure my recipe box, and all the special recipes {and memories} inside!  Right down to this hearty and delicious Kielbasa Potato Soup.
 

So if you love a thick and hearty soup, definitely give this one a try.  It's even 'Mr. Picky Soup' ... er, Prince ... approved!

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Kielbasa Potato Soup
Source:  My Grandmother

Ingredients
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 (13 oz.) fully cooked kielbasa
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 6 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 c. frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. minced parsley
Directions
  1. Slice kielbasa and then cut slices in half. Place olive oil in a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Brown kielbasa in olive oil, about 4 to 5 minutes; drain and set aside in a bowl.
  2. In the same saucepan, saute onion over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add potatoes, corn, celery, carrot, broth, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add milk, cheese, parsley, and kielbasa. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through and cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Enjoy!

Enjoy these other hearty soups from The Kitchen is My Playground ...



13 comments:

  1. Comfort and warming come to mind with all these soups. I'd love it if you linked these to What'd You Do This Weekend tomorrow.

    Wishes for,tasty dishes,
    Linda

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  2. yummo! love how your recipes are quick and easy!

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  3. mmmmm This looks so good. I usually do potato and Italian sausage. Can't wait to try it with kielbasa. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oooo, I'll have to give Italian sausage a try. Thanks for the idea, LeaAnn!

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I might make this tonight! I love the bridal shower idea too.

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    1. Enjoy it, Miss F! Yes, the bridal shower recipe idea was sooooo sweet. :-)

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  5. Yum! Love the kielbasa in the soup, a great addition. And I agree, it is hard to make pureed soups filling,i end up having to make extra dishes to go with it...too much work. So I mostly make hearty ones around here.

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  6. Thank you for this recipe! I made it last night and it was delicious!

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    1. Yay! ... So glad you enjoyed it, Melanie. Thank you so much for stopping back by to let me know!

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  7. Just finished. It was delish and so quick and easy, definitely making again.

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  8. I like my soups hearty and chunky too. I bet I would love this one! Thanks so much for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy - Cant wait to see what you link up this week!

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  9. This looks really good and something my husband would really like. I'll be making this soon. I see that you live in NC. I live in NC too and I'm from upstate NY where it gets really cold and a lot of snow, so soups are a must. I'll also be making some of your other soups...they look so good.

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