For those of us who can't make soup...

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    This was really good!!! I just winged it:

    3/4 ring of smoked sausage or kielbasa, sliced and quartered

    Saute in a 3 qt pot with:

    (I threw this all in the food processor because I'm lazy):

    one large onion
    one stalk celery
    two handfuls baby carrots

    Chop and add to pot. Add a little olive oil and saute til tender, roughly 15 minutes or until you remember to check them [​IMG]

    Add two cans of chicken broth (I used low sodium) and 4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and diced.

    Add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste), fresh ground pepper, fresh thyme, parsley and a bayleaf. Bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes or until potatoes are done. I mashed a few up against the side of the pot to thicken slightly. And garlic!!! I crushed a clove and chopped it in little pieces.

    Ladle into bowl and add shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

    First soup I ever made with taste!!! The cheese and sour cream helped and it was really good!!! [​IMG]

    Edited to add: forgot the garlic - can't forget the garlic!!
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2009
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hey, that sounds like a perfect cold weather meal! Thanks! [​IMG]
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    You're welcome! I've never made a soup with taste (usually try chicken soup) but this was very simple and actually good! Ready in an hour.

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