About this recipe: A hearty, German-inspired soup. Potatoes are simmered with kielbasa sausage, onion, cabbage, evaporated milk and Gruyere cheese. It's the perfect soup for the cold winter months.
Kielbasa are Polish smoked sausages and can be found in Polish delis. If unavailable, use Mattessons smoked sausage instead.
This has an excellent flavor & it's very easy to make. - 21 Dec 2014
The cheese adds a nice flavor and makes the dish more exciting than my similar recipe. The cheese has to be added when the pot is simmering lightly or when turned off, because if you have the pot boiling away, you will get cheese goo!! The cheese melts best when it starts out at room temperature, not cold. I always brown the sausage first in the soup pot, and then the onion, because it adds a layer of flavor. If there is too much grease for your taste after browning the sausage and onion, you can remove it with a paper towel before the liquid is added. I also add a can of diced tomatoes, with juice, but that is because I like the combo of cabbage, potatoes and tomatoes with the cheese. Thanks, this is a great winter warmer-upper!! - 03 Jan 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I used this recipe as the first dish I served at a recent backyard Octoberfest. My friends couldn't get enough! - 30 Dec 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)