Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage and Potato Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

From Jimmy Dean. I changed up a bit to our liking. I will note our changes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb jimmy dean hot and spicy sausage, cooked, crumbled and drained (recipe calls for regular flavor)
  • 3 medium baking potatoes, baked, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 14 cup butter
  • 12 cup onion, chopped
  • 14 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 14 teaspoon thyme (recipe calls for 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme)
  • 2 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 cup half-and-half (recipes calls for 3 cups milk instead of 1 cup half and half)
  • 34 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions; saute until tender.
  3. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Gradually stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil; stirring frequently, until thickened and smooth.
  5. Stir in milk, cream, thyme, sausage and potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in Parmesan Cheese. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

Excellent.....and easy!! My kind of cooking!!,

Shannon P. April 29, 2014

My family absolutely loved this recipe. I just added 1/3 cup of parmesan instead of the 3/4. The thyme adds an incredible flavor and reminds me of thanks giving stuffing. So delicious!

lovelyfreedom March 29, 2014

Wonderful and simple flavors! i added the thyme with the onions and used a mild sausage instead, but we all loved it!!

Leigh J. October 20, 2013