Kielbasa Soup

"Quick, hearty soup, that gets its flavor from the kielbasa."
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • In dutch oven bring veggies and water to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes until veggies are almost tender.
  • Add kielbasa and bean soup.
  • Heat until piping hot.
  • Serve with crusty bread.
  • Works well in the crockpot too!

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Reviews

  1. Missyb33
    Hearty, thick and quick for a busy evening. A great, filling meal with lots of flavor and few ingredients. I made no changes to the recipe and it was fantastic.
     
  2. cassandrajane87
    My 9 year old nephew devoured this recipe! Thank you so much, it was cheap since I already had leftover frozen kielbasa-will make again!
     
  3. carole in orlando
    We loved the flavor of this soup! I think the next time I make it I will use the crockpot to help the flavors blend better. I also think a little minced garlic would be good, but then I think garlic is good in everything, but dessert:) I served it with cornbread and that was great in MHO. This is only 4 points on Weight Watchers. Thanks, Carole in Orlando
     
  4. Debs Recipes
    I love this recipe! The soup is very tasty & satisfying, yet so EASY to make. And I think it's even better warmed up the next day ~ Thanks!
     
  5. Cook In Northwest
    Both hubby and I really enjoyed this soup. I think it would be wise to make the soup, refrigerate it overnight, then re-heat and serve. The left-overs were even better than the fresh served. I think the overnight sit made the flavors blend a bit more rather than being distinct separate flavors. Also, the kielbasa had time to give off more flavor. I'll definately make this again, but most likely will do it as a plan-ahead dish, so it has the sitting time. Very good!
     
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  1. Denise in da Kitchen
    I really enjoyed this soup but I won't give this any stars as I made so many changes I don't think it would be fair. I had some left-over kielbasa in the fridge and needed to use it up. This recipe was perfect! After reading some of the reviews, I used chicken broth in place of the water and subbed cream of mushroom soup for the bean with bacon. I sauteed (sweated out) the onions, carrots and celery in a little butter/olive oil before adding the chicken broth. I think that adds a little richness to the soup. I also added a little more broth than called for as I had some of that left over as well. I also added a can of water with the cream of mushroom soup. I added chopped garlic and chopped celery leaves to the broth with the potatoes and let it all simmer about 15 minutes. I cut the kielbasa in bite sized pieces (quartered length-wise, then sliced thin) and added it along with an undrained can of cannellini beans. When finished, I tasted it and added some fresh ground pepper. Since I also had about 1 1/2 cups of left over mixed veggies, I threw that in the pot as well. All in all, it is a very good tasting and satisfying soup. Not bad for using up left-overs!
     
  2. mandabears
    I made this for a friend who is Polish descent and she went NUTS. She is not a real creative cook or eater and she was shocked with the recipe and with the soup. I used Mirepoix from Trader Joe's to make it even easier and chicken broth instead of the water. DH and I will eat this using Turkey Smoked Sausage instead of the Kielbasa.
     
  3. Grandma Deb
    Looking for a different soup for Christmas Eve I came across this one so tried it tonight with my husband. I used turkey kielbasa and 2 cans of beef broth instead of water. Added some minced garlic. I sprinkled a little crushed red pepper in mine because I like things a little spicy. This will be my soup contribution for 2011!! Thanks for a great recipe.
     
  4. LainieBug
    I loved the mixture of vegies with the bean w/bacon soup. In an effort to cut back on fat and calories, I substituted Jenny-O turkey kielbasa for the regular kielbasa. This is a great hearty soup for winter!
     
  5. PsychoChic1323
    AMAZING SOUP!!! I've been using cream of mushroom soup instead of the bean with bacon, and no matter what it always comes out amazing!!!!
     

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