If you like a hearty, hot soup for dinner in the winter, this one’s for you.
It’s thick and cheesy. Full of smoked sausage, potatoes, carrots, celery and onions.
I adapted the recipe from Cheesy Hamburger Soup. I used smoked sausage instead of hamburger. And shredded cheddar instead of Velveeta.
Serve this soup with crusty bread and a big, green salad.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
Cheesy Smoked Sausage Chowder
Servings: 8 servings
- 2 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 onion
- 2-4 stalks celery diced
- 4 cups peeled and chopped potatoes
- 1 quart chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 stick butter
- ¾ cup flour
- 3 cups milk
- 8 oz cheddar shredded
- 1 link smoked sausage sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the onion and celery in olive oil in a large pot.
- When the onion is soft, add potatoes, broth, water to the pot.
- Bring to boil and cook until potatoes are tender.
- In a sauce pan, make a white sauce by melting butter over medium heat.
- Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute.
- Whisk in milk.
- Add cheese and stir till cheese is melted and sauce is thickened.
- Add cheese sauce to broth.
- Stir in smoked sausage. Heat soup several more minutes, being careful not to let it boil.
- Season with salt and pepper.
Hi! Recipe looks super yummy. However, it won’t let me print?
is there a way to do this in a crockpot?
You could do the first 3 steps in the crockpot (skip the oil and cooking of the onion and celery and just throw them in the crock with the potatoes and broth). Let all of that cook until potatoes are tender 5-7 hours. Then make the white sauce and follow the rest of the steps. You would have to leave it for a while longer to heat all the way through and for the cheese to melt. I’m not sure how long I would leave it in the crock, because of the milk. If it were to come to a boil it would probably curdle.
I would think you could use evapoated milk INSTEAD of regular milk in the last hour. I use evap milk in my crockpot potato soup and it never curdles.
That’s a good idea.
The best chowder I have ever made or tasted. Ever. I changed NOTHING. I made it with beef smoked sausage and it is PERFECT
Beth Moore says
Well, that’s great to hear, KellyJo!