This Creamy Sausage & Potato Soup Is Ready In Minutes!
Soup is a staple in our house.
It’s one of those recipes that is perfect for a throw-it-together, last minute meal.
And we’re thrilled to have Eckrich sponsoring this recipe! We loved using their Cheddar Smoked Sausage Links in one of our family’s favorite soups!
This soup is so simple!
It often just needs a pinch of this and a pinch of that…
You know it’s a taste-bud tickling recipe when your teen daughter volunteers to make this Creamy Sausage & Potato Soup several times per month!
Yeah, that’s some good soup!
It’s great served on its own or with a side salad and bread sticks.
Whichever your family has time for.
Some nights, you just need a bowl of soup… other nights you need dessert, bread and a side salad.
That’s just how life is…
And because life gets a little crazy busy sometimes, Eckrich Smoked Sausage is always a perfect staple for your house….and mine!
We’ve used it in our favorite stir-fry recipe (link to the sausage stir-fry). It’s also perfect for simple calzones, quesadillas, and even perfectly pairs with sauerkraut on Rye bread.
And this hearty soup only needs one pot to make.
That means less mess and more time for leisure with the family!
Guess what makes this recipe so incredibly creamy?
Super soft cream cheese.
It adds a rich creaminess that our entire family loves.
Plus, the smoked cheddar adds extra cheese flavor…which our family always welcomes!
And there’s a few things our family has learned about soups over the years…
Don’t be afraid to get creative.
For instance, if you don’t have green onion in your fridge, it’s still perfectly fine to make this hearty soup!
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and be a little adventurous. You can even add a little bit of corn if you wanted!
We are changing up our simple recipes constantly.
It keeps our cooking adventures fun and unpredictable!
And above all, trust your taste buds more than any measuring spoon.
Plus, some days we want our recipes a little bit spicier…
Other days, we want it more comforting and creamier…
What Makes This Sausage & Potato Soup So Creamy?
A few things…
Using a whisk throughout the cooking process to break down and mix the potatoes is a simple way to create a comforting creaminess.
Plus, the cream cheese pulls it all together.
And just when you think the soup couldn’t possibly get any better, you bite into a cheddar smoked piece of sausage.
It’s a simple, one pot recipe that your taste buds, family and food-loving soul will love.
This potato soup is exactly what people are referring too when they talk about “soul food.”
Ready to try a super simple, yet amazing recipe?
A recipe that encourages you to be creative in the kitchen? A recipe that encourages you to toss the measuring cups and trust your taste buds?
Enjoy this family favorite and make sure you grab some Eckrich Cheddar Smoked Sausage Links for those busy days that just need a big bowl of Creamy Sausage & Potato Soup!
Creamy Sausage & Potato Soup
- 3-4 tablespoons cooking oil
- 4-5 russet potatoes peeled, and diced.
- 1 or 1 1/2 cups diced onion
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- dashes of black pepper
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened and cubed
- chopped green onion for garnish
- 2 1/2 -3 cups Eckrich Original Skinless Smoked Sausage Rope
- In a large sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat and add diced potatoes, spices and onions.
- Saute until soft.
- Add diced smoked sausage and cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
- Drain any excess oil.
- Add chicken broth, milk and cream cheese to pot and stir and whisk over medium heat until hot, bubbly and smooth. Whisk throughout to ensure soup is super creamy! Think, mashed potato soup!
- Add additional salt and pepper if desired.
- Remove from heat, garnish with green onions and serve!