Almost Homemade Potato and Kielbasa Soup

The forecast called for up to five inches of snow in metro Atlanta this weekend, but all we got were temps in the teens.



This is an easy soup for snow and no-snow days. It starts with a store-bought soup mix.






Potato Soup Mix soup1

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced green, red, or yellow pepper

1 pound turkey or beef kielbasa sausage, sliced

large carton chicken stock (3 cups)

5 cups of water

2 tablespoons olive oil

Heat olive oil in a dutch oven or large stock pot. Saute sausage, then add diced peppers and onion and brown in the drippings. soup2Remove from pan. Prepare soup according to package, but use three cups of chicken stock and five cups of water. soup-3Over medium heat, whisk the soup until smooth. Pour in the sausage and vegetables.

Cook the entire soup for 15-20 minutes.  You can use 8 cups of water if you don’t have chicken stock. Top with a dollop of sour cream, chives, or grated cheese.