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

How do U think this sausage potato soup will freeze?, I have heard that some potato soups are not the same when taken from the freeze >< I want to make a Potato soup and bring it to a couple that are having some Health problem, and cant do much cooking, I am hoping they can freeze the left overs for a couple extra meals

richardcraig37 February 09, 2017

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

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