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Kielbasa Potato Soup

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Hey there, wonderful readers of Life with Jeviko! 🌟 Another beautiful day, another soul-stirring recipe. Today, we’ll embark on a culinary journey that’s not just about tantalizing our taste buds, but also about feeling the warmth and love that only a home-cooked meal can offer. Can you recall that nostalgic aroma wafting from grandma’s kitchen, making every corner of the house feel like a big, warm hug? That’s precisely the magic our Kielbasa Potato Soup seeks to recreate! 🍲💕 So, put on your favorite apron, cue up some tunes, and let’s start this savory symphony together.

This Kielbasa Potato Soup is a tribute to timeless recipes passed down through generations. With every spoonful, you don’t just taste the ingredients; you taste history, love, and the joy of gathering around a dinner table. The smoky notes of the Kielbasa, combined with the earthy creaminess of potatoes and the gentle embrace of aromatic spices, is truly soul food in every sense. It’s more than sustenance; it’s a memory, a feeling, and a journey back to days when food was not just about eating but celebrating life and togetherness.

Before we proceed, let’s take a moment to appreciate the stories each ingredient brings:
Kielbasa: A traditional Polish sausage that carries with it tales of festivals, family gatherings, and open-air feasts. Its smoky undertones and rich texture are the heart of our soup.
Potatoes: Humble, yet versatile. These earthy tubers have been a staple in many households across the world, often symbolizing sustenance and abundance.

Can I use a different type of sausage instead of Kielbasa?
Absolutely, dear reader! Feel free to get creative with Italian sausage, Bratwurst, or even a plant-based sausage for a vegetarian twist. Each sausage type will bring its own unique flavor profile to the soup, crafting a new delightful experience in every version.

What’s the best potato variety for our soup-venture?
Great question! I adore using Yukon Gold potatoes for their buttery texture and beautiful golden hue, which adds a lovely richness to the soup. However, Russet potatoes are also a wonderful choice, providing a classic, comforting taste and a slightly sturdier texture.

I’m dairy-intolerant. Any suggestions for a cream substitute?
No worries at all! A creamy, dairy-free alternative like coconut milk or almond milk works wonders. For a thicker consistency, consider blending a portion of cooked potatoes and adding them back into the soup. This little trick keeps the soup lush and velvety while ensuring it’s friendly for our dairy-free pals.

Can I make this soup in advance? How do I store it?
Yes, you can! This Kielbasa Potato Soup stores beautifully. Allow it to cool, then transfer it to an airtight container. It will happily reside in your refrigerator for up to four days. Alternatively, for a longer shelf-life, store it in the freezer, and it’ll await your next craving for up to three months.

How can I add a little green to this hearty soup?
An excellent thought for adding a burst of freshness! Consider stirring in some chopped kale or spinach during the last few minutes of cooking. The greens will wilt perfectly into the soup, offering not only a vibrant color contrast but also a delightful nutritional boost.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • Kielbasa 1 lb (approximately 450g), sliced into half-moons
  • Potatoes 1.5 lbs (around 680g), peeled and diced
  • Onion 1 medium size, finely chopped to offer a subtle, aromatic backdrop
  • Garlic 3 cloves, minced, adding a gentle yet profound depth of flavor
  • Heavy Cream 1 cup (240ml), providing a luxurious, velvety texture
  • Chicken Broth 4 cups (960ml), laying the flavorful foundation of our soup
  • Carrots 2 medium-sized, peeled and sliced, for a sweet, earthy note
  • Celery Stalks 2, chopped, introducing a fresh, crisp dimension
  • Olive Oil 2 tsp, to sauté our ingredients, unlocking their flavors harmoniously
  • Salt and Pepper to taste, orchestrating the symphony of flavors to your liking
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish, optional, to add a vibrant, fresh contrast


  1. Start by warming the olive oil in a substantial pot over a medium flame. Introduce the kielbasa slices, sautéing them until they reach a splendid, golden-brown hue. This critical step unfolds the kielbasa’s profound, smoky notes, providing a potent and savory foundation for our soup.
  2. Incorporate the chopped onions and minced garlic to the pot, continuing the sauté process until they achieve a translucent appearance, their enchanting scents melding with the kielbasa to compose a captivating aromatic symphony.
  3. Welcome the carrots and celery to the burgeoning melody of flavors, sautéing briefly. This phase adds a crisp, earthy dimension to our soup, countering the kielbasa’s smokiness and ensuring that every bite is a balanced tapestry of flavors.
  4. Integrate the diced potatoes and chicken broth, allowing this mixture to simmer gently until the potatoes soften, which should require about 15-20 minutes. The potatoes, absorbing the broth’s rich flavors, emerge as delectable, flavorful bites within the soup.
  5. Gently introduce the heavy cream, stirring to disperse it through the soup, metamorphosing our creation into a rich, smooth delight. Ensure to modulate the heat to a lower setting during this stage, preventing the cream from curdling and securing a seamlessly creamy texture.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, modulating to suit your palate. Remember, the act of seasoning is the spell that customizes the dish to your liking, so apply it judiciously, tasting as you proceed until it achieves your desired flavor profile. Serve hot, optionally adorned with a sprinkling of fresh parsley to inject a final burst of freshness into our comforting, hearty bowl.

Cooking tips :

  • Opt for Yukon Gold for a buttery, creamy texture in your soup. If you desire something a bit heartier and robust, Russet potatoes are your go-to.
  • Don’t shy away from adding other vegetables like peas or green beans for an extra pop of color and nutrition. Ensure they’re added towards the end of the cooking process to maintain their vibrant color and crunch.
  • Play with various garnishes! Fresh dill, chopped chives, or even a dollop of sour cream can not only elevate the visual appeal but also enhance the flavor profile of your soup.
  • Considering a vegetarian version? Substitute the chicken broth with a hearty vegetable broth and replace kielbasa with a smoked, plant-based sausage.
  • To ensure that your soup remains creamy and doesn’t curdle, ensure to stir in the heavy cream on low heat and do not let it boil post addition.

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