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Sausage Potato Soup

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Sausage Potato Soup is so easy to make, creamy and delicious. This Potato and Sausage Soup is loaded with Italian sausage, simple vegetables and of course cheese. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal or when you need a full belly of comfort food!

Looking for other simple soup recipes? Check out my recipes for: Butternut Squash Soup, Chicken and Dumplings Soup, Potato Corn Chowder.

close up of potato and sausage soup in a white soup bowl

This super tasty potato soup recipe comes from my good friend, Heather. This is the soup her family makes every year for Halloween and they affectionately call this ‘Halloween Soup.’ I can definitely see why this hearty Sausage Potato Soup is a tradition for their family, who wouldn’t want to warm up with a big bowl of this before heading out Trick or Treating?

This creamy soup is perfect for this time of year when it is starting to get colder outside and is a great way to feed a crowd. Serve with a simple salad or some crusty bread to make it the perfect meal.

pot of cheesy sausage soup with a small white bowl filled with soup

Tips for How to Make Sausage Potato Soup

Creamy Sausage Potato Soup can be made all in one pot, making it quick to make and simple to clean up.

To make this sausage soup in one pot, start with a large, heavy bottom pot. I like to use my enameled cast iron 6 quart dutch oven to make soups.

Start by cooking your sausage over medium high heat. Let’s take a second here to talk about the kind of sausage you can use in this soup recipe. Personally, I like to use a mild Italian sausage, but you have options for using sweet Italian sausage or hot Italian sausage instead and adding a bit more spice to your soup. It’s up to you.

sausage, carrots, onions and celery in a big pot

Continue to cook and stir the sausage until it is almost all the way cooked through, it’s okay if some of it is still pink at this point. Next, to the same pot, add in the onion, celery and carrots. Cook and stir those for about 2-3 minutes just until the onions start to become a bit translucent.

Add in the garlic and seasonings and give it all a good stir to combine.

soup with potatoes in a big black pot

The next step is to add in the chicken broth and sliced potatoes. For this recipe I just use Russet potatoes, but you could also substitute red potatoes or even golden potatoes, either would be delicious.

Bring the soup up to a boil over medium heat, place the lid on the pan and allow the soup to cook for 10-12 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. You can test them by poking with a fork to make sure it is soft, or take one out and give it a taste.

creamy sausage potato soup in a large black dutch oven pot

How to Thicken Soup

Now it’s time to make this sausage potato soup thick, creamy and cheesy. To thicken soup and add a creamy texture, I like to combine the milk with a few tablespoons of cornstarch, so for this recipe, I mixed together 1 1/2 cups of cold milk with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. This is a quick and easy way to add a smooth, thickened texture to any soup.

Pour the milk and cornstarch mixture into the soup as you stir it. As the milk mixture heats up it will begin to thicken the soup.

cheese on top of creamy sausage potato soup

Now that the soup is all cooked, thickened and creamy, it is time to add some cheese. Turn off the heat from the stove and mix in the shredded sharp cheddar cheese, continue to stir until all the cheese has melted into the liquid.

close up of sausage potato soup in a white bowl

Sausage Potato Soup Recipe

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4.75 from 8 votes

Sausage Potato Soup

Sausage Potato Soup is so easy to make, creamy and delicious. This Potato and Sausage Soup is loaded with Italian sausage, simple vegetables and of course cheese.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 566kcal


  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup carrots diced
  • 3/4 cup celery sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon basil dried
  • 1 teaspoon parsley dried
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups potatoes peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded


  • In a large 6 quart pot over medium high heat brown the sausage for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the onions, carrots and celery. Continue to cook and stir until the onion is just translucent about another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic, basil, parsley, salt and black pepper and stir to combine.
  • Next, add in the potatoes and pour in the chicken broth. Bring the soup to a boil and cover with a lid. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl combine the milk and cornstarch. Pour into the soup while stirring. Bring the soup back to a slow boil and continue to stir until the soup thickens.
  • Turn off the heat and add in the cheese, stirring until melted and combined.
  • Keep the soup warm over very low heat, stirring occasionally to keep the cheese and milk from burning.



  • Nutrition facts are just an estimate
  • If you feel that you need more grease in the pan to cook the vegetables, you can add an additional tablespoon of oil or butter to the pan before adding the vegetables.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 15808mg | Potassium: 1012mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3080IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 334mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: 30 Minute Meal, Comfort Food, Soup
Keyword: Sausage Potato Soup
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Sausage Potato Soup is so easy to make, creamy and delicious. This Potato and Sausage Soup is loaded with Italian sausage, simple vegetables and of course cheese. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal or when you need a full belly of comfort food!

big bowl of cheesy, sausage potato soup

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  1. I used less meat and cheese and for the milk I split it between 1 percent milk and half & half. This soup was delicious! I will definitely make again. .

  2. I just made this soup and it was easy and delicious!!
    Unfortunately I did not have any Italian Sausage, so I used pork sausage and added some crushed red pepper flakes. Served it with toasted Italian house bread…and it was fantastic!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.