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Easy Sausage Potato Soup

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This Easy Sausage Potato Soup is hearty, flavourful and so delicious! Have this simple recipe on your table in less than 1 hour.

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb Italian sausages (about 6 sausages)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 4 large potatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 cup cream or milk (see tips)
  • 2 cups shredded old white cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. If you are using sausages, remove the casings.
  2. In a large soup pot over medium heat add the ground Italian sausage and cook until lightly browned.

  3. When the sausage has cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a bowl and set aside.

  4. In the same pot, keep the drippings and add the onions, garlic, carrots, celery and potatoes. If there are not enough drippings, add 2 tbsp of vegetable or olive oil.

  5. Sauté until the onions are soft but not browned.

  6. Add the seasonings: salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, dry mustard and paprika. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the 4 tbsp of flour, stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
  8. Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, hot sauce and cooked Italian sausage.
  9. Simmer over a low boil on low-medium heat until the soup thickens and the potatoes are cooked (they should be fork tender), about 20 minutes.
  10. Stir in the cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove the bay leaf.
  12. Add the shredded cheese, stir until the cheese is melted. 
  13. Serve and enjoy!