Potato Sausage Soup – An Old Fashioned Sausage Soup Recipe

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Potato Sausage Soup is an old fashioned sausage soup recipe. This simple potato soup recipe uses breakfast sausage, diced potatoes, celery, and onion which is thickened up with a simple roux.  Recipes like this one stand the test of time because of the easy instructions and basic ingredients.

It’s me – the soup queen speaking. I make so many soups in the winter that my husband doesn’t ask “what’s for dinner”; instead, he asks “what type of soup is for dinner.”  I just can’t help it.  I love all soups because they are easy to make, they feed a crowd, you can’t mess them up, and there’s always leftover for later.

Some of my favorite soups that can be made on the stove top in about 30 minutes are:

Old Fashioned Potato Sausage Soup

There’s something that just draws me into a new soup recipe like this Breakfast Sausage Soup with Potatoes which I found in an old 1988 Homemakers Cook Book.

I’ve found that I can make a couple types of soup on the weekend, and then save them for later in the week when I’m exhausted from working and do not feel like making a huge meal for the family.  I pull out the soup, warm it up, and dinner is served.

Ingredients in Potato Soup with Pork Sausage:

Celery, diced

Potatoes, cubed

Onions, diced

Butter or margarine

Flour

Milk

Nutmeg

Salt and Pepper

Can you use unpeeled potatoes in soup?

Yes, absolutely.  Use unpeeled recipes in any recipe that calls for potatoes, if desired.  Leaving the peel (skin) on a potato adds more natural fiber to a dish, and much of the potassium found in potatoes is in the skin.  Scrub the potato skin well to remove any dirt before dicing.

What can I substitute for oleo?

An easy substitution for oleo in vintage recipes would be butter, margarine or vegetable shortening.  Substitute on a 1:1 ratio.

Can you put raw sausage in soup?

You could, however, I do not recommend it.  Sausage of any type tends to have a high fat content.  Browning the sausage first renders out the fat, allowing you do drain it off before adding the sausage to the soup.

How to Make Homemade Potato Sausage Soup:

For the full recipe and ingredient amounts for potato sausage soup from scratch, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

  1. Add diced potatoes, celery and onion to a medium saucepan; add water just to cover.
  2. Boil over medium heat until fork tender.
  3. Meanwhile, brown pork sausage; drain off excess grease if desired. Add cooked breakfast sausage to cooked potato mixture.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt butter; add flour, whisking for 30 seconds until smooth.
  5. Add milk, cooking and stirring until thick.
  6. Combine milk mixtures and potato mixture; bring to a boil while stirring.
  7. Season generously with salt and pepper and a couple shakes of nutmeg.  Serve hot.

Notes About Breakfast Sausage Soup:

  • This potato soup uses pork sausage also known as breakfast sausage.
  • Only use enough water to cover the vegetable mixture in the saucepan. The water doesn’t get drained, and using too much water will result in a thin soup.
  • Substitute in Italian sausage or spicy breakfast sausage, if desired.
  • Peeling the potatoes before dicing is optional.
  • Margarine or shortening can be used instead of butter.
  • Nutmeg is added to taste. Start with one shake and add up to three shakes or leave it out if desired.
  • Be sure to properly season with salt and black pepper to taste.  Forgetting salt will results in a bland pork sausage soup.
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Potato Sausage Soup is an old fashioned sausage soup recipe. This simple potato soup recipe uses breakfast sausage, diced potatoes, celery, and onion which is thickened up with a simple roux. 

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Potato Sausage Soup

Potato Sausage Soup is an old fashioned sausage soup recipe. This simple potato soup recipe uses breakfast sausage, diced potatoes, celery, and onion which is thickened up with a simple roux.  Recipes like this one stand the test of time because of the easy instruction and basic ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato sausage soup, potato soup with sausage
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 497kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3-4 stalks celery, cleaned and diced
  • 4-5 potatoes, diced
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2-3 shakes ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper, generously to taste

Instructions

  • Add diced celery, potatoes and onions to a medium saucepan, and cover with just enough water to cover vegetables. Cook until fork tender.
    Potato Sausage Soup is an old fashioned sausage soup recipe. This simple potato soup recipe uses breakfast sausage, diced potatoes, celery, and onion which is thickened up with a simple roux. 
  • Meanwhile, brown and crumble sausage; drain excess grease if needed.
  • Add browned sausage to potato mixture.
    Potato Sausage Soup is an old fashioned sausage soup recipe. This simple potato soup recipe uses breakfast sausage, diced potatoes, celery, and onion which is thickened up with a simple roux. 
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add flour, stirring for 30 seconds with whisk. Add milk and cook and stir until thick.
    Potato Sausage Soup is an old fashioned sausage soup recipe. This simple potato soup recipe uses breakfast sausage, diced potatoes, celery, and onion which is thickened up with a simple roux. 
  • Once milk sauce is thick, add it to the potato mixture. Bring the soup to a boil until thickened and hot.
    Potato Sausage Soup is an old fashioned sausage soup recipe. This simple potato soup recipe uses breakfast sausage, diced potatoes, celery, and onion which is thickened up with a simple roux. 
  • Season with nutmeg, starting with one shake. Taste and add up to three shakes. Season generously with salt and pepper to taste.
    Potato Sausage Soup is an old fashioned sausage soup recipe. This simple potato soup recipe uses breakfast sausage, diced potatoes, celery, and onion which is thickened up with a simple roux. 

Notes

  • This potato soup uses pork sausage also known as breakfast sausage.
  • Only use enough water to cover the vegetable mixture in the saucepan. The water doesn't get drained, and using too much water will result in a thin soup.
  • Substitute in Italian sausage or spicy breakfast sausage, if desired.
  • Peeling the potatoes before dicing is optional.
  • Margarine or shortening can be used instead of butter.
  • Nutmeg is added to taste. Start with one shake and add up to three shakes or leave it out if desired.
  • Be sure to properly season with salt and black pepper to taste.  Forgetting salt will results in a bland pork sausage soup.
  • Love potato soup? Try this Instant Pot Version

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 609mg | Potassium: 1059mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 2mg

Potato Sausage Soup is an old fashioned sausage soup recipe. This simple potato soup recipe uses breakfast sausage, diced potatoes, celery, and onion which is thickened up with a simple roux. 

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4 Comments

  1. Made this the other night with a few changes. I only used 2 celery stalks and 1/2 cup chopped onion. Served with crackers and shredded cheddar chesse. Family loved it! This recipe is a keeper!

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