Octoberfest Sausage Soup

"I found this recipe in a book called "Great American Favorite Brand Name Cookbook" and I have not tried it yet, but I'm trying to get some stuff up here before I have to return the book. So if anyone tries it and has any comments, let me know. Hope you enjoy!"
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  • Combine broths, celery, onion, green pepper and potato in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Add dissolved cornstarch; cook and stir until soup thickens.
  • Cut sausage into quarters, lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/4" pieces. Add sausage, cheese, sauerkraut, half and half and white pepper. Stir.
  • Continue heating until mixture is hot. DO NOT BOIL. Serve immediately.

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  1. Made it for our church soup lunch. You know it's good when none was left to take home when a dozen soup varieties were brought for 35 attendees. I used sweet green Cubanelle Peppers which I prefer over Bell Peppers. Multiplied recipe times 4 to fill 7 qt cast iron stock pot. The text says potatoes to be added but it wasn't in the ingredient list so none were used. Hearty and delicious!
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  2. Wonderful creamy hearty soup! The entire family loved it (including 2 toddlers)! I doubled the recipe to feed 6 people and only had about 2 cups leftover! Pair this with a side salad and a warm loaf of buttery french bread. Everyone will be so busy eating it will be the quietest dinner ever!


  1. Sweet Cubanelle Peppers instead of Bell Peppers


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