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Smoked Sausage and Potato Soup

Smoked Sausage and Potato Soup

Smoked Sausage and Potato Soup

Delicious hearty soup for chilly days.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 ea medium onion diced
  • 2 lbs. potatoes 1/2 inch diced
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup smoked sausage diced in 1/2 pieces
  • 1/2 cup cheddars cheese grated
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Boil potatoes until barely tender in a medium size pot. Drain and hold.
  • In the same medium pot, melt the butter, add the onions and smoked sausage. Sauté for about 4 minutes. Turn heat to low.
  • Add the cayenne pepper, heavy cream, cheddar cheese.
  • When the cheese is melted, add the potatoes and bring to a steamy simmer, just before boiling.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Optional – serve with cheddar cheese, scallions and/or bacon bits on top. For a lower calorie version, substitute chicken stock for heavy cream.
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