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POTATO KIELBASA SOUP: An Old-World Polish Recipe!!!


This potato kielbasa soup recipe is full of cheese, crispy sausage pieces, and potato chunks! It’s a hearty and cheesy soup, perfect for lunch or dinner.
My Eastern European heritage has definitely influenced my life and what I eat. My Austrian grandmother was a baker and my Hungarian grandfather was a butcher.

Together, they grew currants, grapes, pears, and all of the traditional vegetable garden veggies in their Chicago backyard. Nothing went to waste – they canned everything. Or turned it into lecso.

I find myself gravitating towards all of the ingredients and foods I used to eat at grandma’s house. She is truly the inspiration behind my love of food. There was always hot soup available and sausage. Lots of sausages. Thanks, gramps, for your contribution!

So, in a way, this is kind of my recipe for them. Awwww…
Are you in for a hearty and cheesy soup? Then, you are in for a treat! This potato kielbasa soup is the perfect lunch or dinner that is packed with cheese, crispy sausage pieces, and potato chunks! Incredibly easy to make using just a couple of simple ingredients and ready in under an hour! My favorite kind of soup that will stick to your ribs and surely warm your whole body!


1 lb kielbasa, cut into ½ inch pieces

2 garlic cloves, minced

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1 tbsp olive oil

½ c. finely diced yellow onion

½ c. finely sliced celery (2-3 stalks)

½ c. peeled and finely diced (2 large carrots)

4 c. chicken stock

½ c. shredded Parmesan cheese

1 ½ lbs potato, cut into cubes

2 c. milk

2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

¼ c. chopped parsley

½ tsp kosher salt

¼ tsp black pepper

How to make Potato Kielbasa Soup

Step 1: Into a Dutch oven or soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the sausage and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often. Using a slotted spoon, remove the sausage from the pot and set it aside.

Step 2: Into the same pot, saute the garlic, onions, carrots, and celery for about 2 minutes.

Step 3: Pour in the chicken stock and add the potatoes. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, decrease the heat. Put the lid on and continue to cook for another 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Step 4: Next, add the cooked sausage along with the milk, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Stir well and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes over low heat or until the cheese has melted.

Step 5: Take the pot off the heat and serve the Potato Kielbasa Soup right away garnished with some parsley. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:


Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 336 | TOTAL FAT: 21g | SATURATED FAT: 9g | TRANS FAT: 0g | UNSATURATED FAT: 11g | CHOLESTEROL: 54mg | SODIUM: 817mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 21g | FIBER: 2g | SUGAR: 4g | PROTEIN: 15g

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