Creamy Cheesy Sausage and Potato Soup

Total Time
45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

One of the best soups you will ever have! To save time cook the sausage, onion and garlic hours ahead or even a day ahead and refrigerate. If serving more than 4 people, I suggest to double the complete recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dice/cube the potatoes into any size desired, and cook them in salted water, when cooked, drain the water and set the cooked potatoes aside.
  2. Prepare the cheese mixture: over medium heat in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the 1/3 cup butter with 2 tablespoons oil.
  3. Stir/whisk in 1/3 cup flour, and mix for 1 minute.
  4. Slowly add in 1 cup half and half or milk, whisking until well blended.
  5. Add in the sour cream, Velveeta cheese and grated cheddar cheese.
  6. Now slowly add in the remaining 2-1/2 cups half and half or milk (if using); cook and stir for about 30 seconds; set aside.
  7. In a hot skillet, brown the sausage pieces, then add in the chopped onion and garlic (saute for 2 minutes).
  8. Add in the sausage/onion mixture along with the salt, pepper, basil, parsley, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and garlic powder (if using) into the cheese/milk mixture, and continue cooking until all of the cheese is completely melted.
  9. Add in the cooked cubed potatoes to the cheese mixture; gently mix to combine.
  10. Cook over low heat until desired temperature is reached.
  11. Ladle into serving bowls.
  12. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Reviews

(6)
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful start to a soup, but I found it to be WAY too thick! I added 8 cups more liquid in the form of half n half and milk. The consistency was fabulous! Smooth as silk. I used Johnsonville bulk Italian sausage. I also added chopped dried chives. My family loved this soup, even the four year old!

Love to Cook; Hate to Clean January 16, 2009

This is delicious. I too found it to be too thick and had to add more half and half/milk, after that it was perfect. My husband put a dash of cayenne in his to give it a kick.

Crystal N. September 20, 2015

DH says 'very good'. I say excellent. Easy to prepare if you read the directions first, a great hearty flavor, and we only had about 1/2 serving each so the calories weren't THAT bad.

Riaketty December 03, 2009

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