Kielbasa Potato Soup

January 16, 2023
Like satisfying thick and hearty soups that can be on the table in a jif?  Then this Kielbasa Potato Soup is for you!  Loaded with chunks of potato, kielbasa slices, and corn, Kielbasa Potato Soup delivers up big flavor you'll love.

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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. The rest of our family? -- Not so much. Nope, no broth-y soups for them. For them, soups have got to be thick and loaded with stuff. They say -- "I want to chew my dinner, not drink it. Drinking is what my water glass is for."

Okay, so maybe they do have a point.

Fortunately, I have no problem enjoying a great hearty soup, too. And Kielbasa Potato Soup certainly fits that bill.

Chock full of tender chunky potatoes, slices of kielbasa, chopped carrots, celery, and sweet golden corn kernels, this soup is loaded with flavor. A little bit of milk and cheddar cheese make it nice and creamy, too. It's tasty, hearty, and filling, without being too heavy and rich.

Chock full of tender chunky potatoes, slices of kielbasa, chopped carrots, celery, and sweet golden corn kernels, this soup is loaded with flavor.

As a bonus to Kielbasa Potato Soup's fabulous flavor, it can also be on the table in around 35 minutes. Score. -- You've just got to love tasty recipes that are quick and easy too, right?

Serve a bowlful up with some crusty bread or a side salad for one easy and satisfying meal. And trust me, Kielbasa Potato Soup sure satisfies the "Picky Soup People" in our household!

What's to Love About This Recipe:

  • Thick & hearty - Thick, creamy, and loaded with stuff, Kielbasa Potato Soup is one hearty soup, for sure.
  • Loaded with flavor - Chock full of tender chunky potatoes, slices of kielbasa, chopped carrots, celery, and sweet golden corn, this soup is just loaded with fabulous flavor.
  • Quick to make - Kielbasa Potato Soup can be on the table from start to finish in around 35 minutes. Sweet!
  • A family-favorite - This is one soup that's adored all-around by the both the "littles" and "bigs" in the family.

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Kielbasa Potato Soup Ingredients:

This Kielbasa Potato Soup recipe was given to me by my grandmother many years ago at my bridal shower, because my best friend did the coolest thing for my shower. Knowing that I love to cook and collect recipes, she had every shower guest send her one of their favorite recipes written out on special recipe cards she had 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. I was truly touched, and treasure these recipe and hand-written recipe cards so much.

To whip up a pot-full of my Gram's Kielbasa Potato Soup, you'll need:

  • Kielbasa (or smoked sausage) - The backbone of this hearty soup. We use Hillshire Farm Turkey Kielbasa or Turkey Smoked Sausage, however beef kielbasa/smoked sausage and other brands work great, as well.

  • Onion - Builds great flavor in the base of the soup. One medium-sized regular yellow onion is needed, but bringing in a little extra with a large onion just brings on that much more flavor!

  • Potatoes - The other backbone of this hearty soup. Six basic yellow potatoes load this soup up with "stuff" and contribute to its satisfying creaminess.

  • Corn - Brings nice texture and a bit of sweetness to the finishes soup. We recommend using frozen corn for the best texture and flavor, but canned corn works as well.

  • Celery & carrots - Help build flavor in the soup's broth. One stalk celery and one carrot are called for in the recipe, but a little more can be used if you'd like.

  • Chicken broth - Forms the base of the soup's broth. Use canned or homemade, if you have it. We recommend and always use Swanson brand canned chicken broth.

  • Seasonings - Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley nicely season and amp up the soup's flavor.

  • Milk - Work alongside the potatoes to create Kielbasa Potato Soup's creaminess. We recommend whole milk for the best, creamiest result, but any type of milk works in this recipe.

  • Shredded cheddar cheese - Contributes flavor and creaminess to the finished soup. We recommend shredding your own from a block of cheddar, rather than using packaged pre-shredded, for the best texture and flavor result.

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How to Make Kielbasa Potato Soup:

Fortunately, a pot of Kielbasa Potato Soup is quick and pretty easy to whip up.

Start by browning some sliced kielbasa in a pot for about 4 to 5 minutes, then removing it to a bowl and setting it aside until the end of the soup's cooking time. Then in the same pot, saute some chopped onion until it's softened to start building the soup's flavor base. 

Add cubed potatoes, corn, chopped celery, chopped carrot, chicken broth, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the pot and bring everything to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer everything together for 15 minutes.

Once the 15-minute simmer time is done, add in some milk, shredded cheddar cheese, parsley, and the previously-browned kielbasa. Cook and stir the soup over low heat until everything's heated through and the cheese is melted, which takes only about 2 to 3 minutes.

And you're done! -- That's all there is to it to whipping up a pot of this deliciously hearty and satisfying soup. 

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So if you love a thick and hearty soup loaded with flavor, definitely give this one a try. Because Kielbasa Potato Soup is one tasty soup that's "Picky Soup People" approved!

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Kielbasa Potato Soup

Like satisfying thick and hearty soups that can be on the table in a jif? Then this Kielbasa Potato Soup is for you! Loaded with chunks of potato, kielbasa slices, and corn, Kielbasa Potato Soup delivers up big flavor you'll love.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 50 M


  • 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


How to cook Kielbasa Potato Soup

  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.
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  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,

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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!

  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.

  10. The combination of the potatoes, carrots, corn, cheese and kielbasa makes this sound sooo good!

  11. Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. What a fabulous shower gift idea, Tracey! And like your husband, I enjoy a hearty soup as well. Your Kielbasa Potato Soup looks perfect for me! Love comfort food like this. Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you at the party again later today! Have a lovely week!

  13. My family LOVED this soup. I really appreciate recipes that can get supper on the table quickly! This soup definitely tastes like it was simmering away on a back burner all day. Thanks so much for posting this recipe.

    1. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed this Kielbasa Potato Soup, Lisa! Thank you so much for stopping back by to share and let me know.

  14. Hi! How many servings does this make? Ty.

  15. Tracey, is the kielbasa fresh or smoked? Thank you, Sissy

    1. It's smoked, Sissy. -- The type you buy in the sausage/bacon area of the grocery store meat case. Enjoy!

  16. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Like most home cooks we all do things to accommodate our families tastes. I boiled the kielbasa with the onions and used the water in the cooking water with the soup. I also added Lawrys seasoned salt, thyme, bay leaf and my secret ingredient was to add 2tsps of yellow mustard. It really enhances the flavor of the kielbasa and the cheese. My daughter had 3 helpings. That's almost a never in my house. It's a keeper and I will use this recipe again and again.

  17. Hi! Could I use canned corn in this recipe as that's all I have

    1. Absolutely, you can use canned corn in this Kielbasa Potato Soup recipe. -- It will work just fine.

  18. Replies
    1. We do not recommend freezing Kielbasa Potato Soup. -- Most cream-based soups don't freeze the greatest, and we've also found the texture of the potatoes to change once frozen & thawed.

  19. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. Just made this and the house smells amazing. I’ve been sampling before serving and it’s absolutely delicious!

  20. This was delicious. We skipped the milk and cheese to make it dairy free but it was still creamy from the potatoes. So good!

  21. Does it matter if you use white or yellow potatoes? Thank you, looks so good!

  22. Absolutely delicious Tracey, thank you for the recipe! My family and I love this recipe! ♥️🙏🏻

  23. Hi made this last night delicious! Only change I made was I added 3slices of bacon … my boys loved the soup and made toasted garlic pitas on the side


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