Cozy up with a bowl of this Potato Soup with Sausage. Chock full of potatoes and other vegetables and a spicy Italian Sausage, this soup is delicious comfort food.
Different from a creamy potato soup, this Potato Soup with Sausage is completely gluten- and dairy-free. It’s delicious served with Pumpkin Biscuits or Easy Garlic Breadsticks. Include it in a Lunchtime Meal Prep to help you save time and money.
Last week we had a rainy day — and it was so exciting. That’s what years of drought will do for you. You go outside in your pajamas and barefeet and let your kids ignore school to splash in puddles. Kinda like that Ray Bradbury short story we had to read in high school — only reversed. If we’re gonna have that rain, we are going to enjoy it.
We had our one day of fall, and now it’s back to hot weather again. But, I’m ready for fall to come and stay. I’ve got this delicious Potato Soup with Sausage to welcome it.
Why Make This
It’s delicious! My family loves this soup. There have rarely been leftovers. When your teenage son talks about Potato Soup with Sausage the following day, you know it’s a keeper.
It’s an easy, one-dish dinner. This soup is a meal in itself. All you need is a nicely-filled bread basket for dinner to be set. It comes together in about 30 minutes, making it a super quick fix.
This soup is simple and you can customize the soup too, to what you have on hand. Here’s what you’ll need to make Potato Soup with Sausage:
potatoes: You really can use any type of potato, but I recommend Yukon Gold if you can. They are delicious and buttery!
vegetables: Typically potato soups are chock full of dairy and focused on potatoes. I went in a different direction this time, adding a variety of vegetables (carrots, mushrooms, celery, leeks) and some spicy sausage. Feel free to use regular onion if that’s what you have or typically buy, but if you get a good deal on leeks, grab them. They are delicious!
sausage: I think the small amount of hot Italian sausage gives you a good amount of heat, but if you like it spicy, add red pepper flakes to turn things up a notch.
sherry: You can leave out the sherry if that’s not something you buy, but it does bring another layer of flavor to the soup. If you give it a go, you can use up the bottle in this amazing Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Sherried Mushroom Gravy.
chicken broth: You can use chicken broth (or stock) – store bought or you can also make your own homemade chicken stock!
Cook the sausage – In a large heavy pot over medium heat, cook the sausage until no pink remains, breaking the pieces up with the back of the spoon.
Add the vegetables – Add the leeks, carrot, celery, and mushrooms, and cook for 5 minutes.
Deglaze the hot pot by adding the sherry to the pot and scraping up any browned bits.
Cook the potatoes – Add the potatoes and chicken broth to the pot and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
Serve hot and enjoy! You can top it with fresh chives, if you wish.
Freezing potatoes can be a tricky business. Often the potato becomes mealy after freezing. If you’d like to freeze this recipe, be sure to use waxy, red potatoes.
Yes! This potato soup with sausage is perfectly dairy-free. It’s packed with rich flavor without cream.
Prepped food is typically good in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. The flavor in this potato soup recipe gets richer by the second or third day.
Knowing how much it costs you to prepare a recipe can help you decide if it’s the type of recipe to make regularly or one you might want to save for special occasions. Let’s crunch some numbers and see how this recipe pencils out.
- hot Italian sausage – $1.98
- leek – $1.00
- carrots – $0.25
- mushrooms – $0.25
- celery – $0.38
- dry sherry – $1.13
- potatoes – $1.00
- chicken stock – $1.22
- spices – $0.12
- chives – $0.25
Your costs may vary depending on where you shop and how, but you can expect to pay $7.58/batch or 95 cents/serving.
How to make this good and cheap:
Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe even more economical:
- Stock up on ingredients when they are on sale. You can stock up on things like chicken stock, and the Italian sausage when you see a good sale. You can always stash these ingredients in your freezer. It’s one way I can whip up a soup on a weeknight weekly.
- Shop at Costco. When I did my big grocery store showdown, I learned that Costco has the best price for a lot of the things I buy, with ALDI a close second.
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Potato Soup with Sausage
- 1/2 lb hot bulk Italian sausage
- 1 leek , chopped, can also use shallots or onions
- 1 cup carrots (chopped)
- 1/2 cup mushrooms (chopped)
- 2 ribs celery (1 cup chopped)
- 1/2 cup dry sherry
- 3 large russet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
- 4 cup chicken stock
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning Mix
- black pepper
- 2 tbsp chives (chopped) for garnish
- In a large heavy pot over medium heat, cook the sausage until no pink remains, breaking the pieces up with the back of the spoon.
- Add the leeks, carrot, celery, and mushrooms, and cook for 5 minutes.
- Deglaze the hot pot by adding the sherry to the pot and scraping up any browned bits. Add the potatoes and chicken broth to the pot and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
- Serve hot with fresh chives, if you wish.
This post was originally published on September 22, 2015. It has been updated for content and clarity.