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Sausage Potato Soup

Cozy up with a bowl of this Sausage Potato Soup. Chock full of potatoes and other vegetables and a spicy Italian Sausage, this soup is delicious comfort food.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword potato, sausage, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 274 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 1/2 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped leeks shallots, or onions
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 8 cups chopped potatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped fresh chives for garnish


  1. 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. With a slotted spoon, remove the meat to a bowl and cover.
  2. Add the olive oil to the dripping in the pot and heat to shimmering. Add the leeks, carrot, and mushrooms, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the peppers and cook 1 minute more, stirring. Remove the vegetables to the bowl with the sausage.
  3. 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. Mash slightly with a potato masher or use an immersion blender to break up the bits.
  4. Add the vegetables and sausage back to the pan. Cook 5 minutes more. Serve hot with fresh chives, if you wish.
Nutrition Facts
Sausage Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 673mg29%
Potassium 1173mg34%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 3442IU69%
Vitamin C 59mg72%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.