sometimes i get tired of chicken, beef, pork, chicken, beef, pork. i’ve been throwing some vegetarian meals and a little breakfast in there once in awhile just to fill out my weekly menus, but i’m kind of burned out on same old, same old. i purchased some kielbasa before going on vacation (i had fully intended to make a Delish.com recipe of kielbasa and cabbage soup but flaked out for some reason i don’t remember anymore). it’s been a “gloves and heavy coat” kind of cold lately, too, and i thought, wow some potato soup would be really good right now. toss some kielbasa in there and there you go. good Tuesday night meal. most of the recipes for kielbasa potato soup ask you to blend it to make it creamy, but i wanted something hot and chunky … this is what i came up with
Potato Kielbasa Soup
yukon golds, diced
kielbasa, chopped into small pieces
heat some butter and olive oil in a pot. saute your onion and carrots until the onions are softened. add the diced potatoes. cover with stock, some salt, and pepper. cover the pot and let it simmer until the yukons are fork tender (they won’t be mushy which is what i wanted out of this soup). in a separate pan, brown the kielbasa in a little cooking spray, or some oil. add the sausage to the pot along with a little milk. let it simmer for 10 minutes or so longer. adjust your seasonings. serve with some crusty bread.
feel free to thicken this up by pureeing some of the potatoes if you really want to. you can even add celery and corn to the vegetable mix. maybe a sprinkling of sliced scallions on top for color.
cooking music: a winter mix that i made for a friend (my copy, which i test drove before sending it to her)