Friday, March 26, 2010

Easy Sausage and Potato Soup

My mom told me about new potatoes. She said something along the lines of new potatoes being less fattening, less carbs, etc. Or perhaps, I was just imagining the entire conversation-which is quite possible, especially since I am convinced that being on a diet gives one hallucinations of how possibly bad foods can actually be good for you. So, for the sake of argument, we'll just go with new potatoes being good for you, k? Okay. Glad we got that straight.

So, I was looking for something quick, since I have been in a creative cooking lurch (you know, the chef's equivalent of writer's block) so I browsed the internet. I found a base recipe for this on PW's cookbook site and modified it the Kitchensmack way. My picky daughter had pizza, but, now get this....my son in all his 2 yr old glory, LOVED it. Finished his bowl and asked for "Mo, pwease". I gladly obliged him. So, here you go...

  • 4 cans sliced new potatoes, quartered
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 14 oz beef broth
  • 14 oz chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pkg Butterball turkey kielbasa sausage
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, salt each
  • 1/4 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 cup shredded fat free cheddar cheese
1. Combine potatoes, onion, celery, broths, water and seasonings in a Dutch Oven over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are tender.
2. Using a whisk, gently mash the potatoes until the soup is a bit thicker, leaving chunks of potatoes.
3. Stir in the sausage and the can of chicken soup, mix well and let simmer until thickened and the soup is heated through. Add the cup of cheese to the soup, let simmer an additional minute and serve. Sprinkle more cheese over the top.

8 comments:

Jacqui said...

wow that looks really good, im on a diet too and think things are really good for me when they really are not, lol.

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Her Momma said...

holy crap that looks good!

Big Mama Cass said...

MMMMM That looks heavenly!!

Chef Dennis said...

what a great soup...it looks like all you need is some bread to have a wonderful filling meal!

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