Smoked Sausage, Cheese and Potato Soup

    1 hour

    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.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 cubes chicken stock
    • 5 medium potatoes, cubed
    • 450g kielbasa sausage, sliced
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 1 small head cabbage, cored and sliced
    • 350ml evaporated milk
    • 450g Gruyere cheese, grated
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Place the stock cubes, onion, potatoes and cabbage into a large soup pot. Pour in enough water to cover the vegetables by about 2.5cm. Bring to the boil, then simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes.
    2. Add the sausage and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese and evaporated milk. Cook just until heated through and cheese is melted - do not allow the soup to boil. Remove from heat and serve immediately.


    Kielbasa are Polish smoked sausages and can be found in Polish delis. If unavailable, use Mattessons smoked sausage instead.

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    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)