Sausage Potato Soup

Forgive the bad picture. It was night and the lighting was so bad. This one of our very favorite soups. You’d never believe how good the vanilla and balsamic are together until you tasted it. I was a little skeptical. When I serve this to friends, I never tell them what’s in it until afterwards when they’ve told me how fabulous it is. Mwahahahaha! The first time we had this soup was at a church Halloween party. My friend Judy made enough to serve our entire congregation of several hundred people. She got rave reviews and everyone was asking for the recipe. As she always does, she blew it off and said how easy it was to make. I didn’t believe her. But it is super easy. And totally delicious.

Sausage Potato Soup
adapted from my friend, Judy T.


5-6 medium sized potatoes, cut into 1″ cubes
1 lb. bulk pork sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup light cream
1/4 cup butter
6 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
freshly ground black pepper

Bring chicken stock to a boil in a large pan. Add potatoes and onions. Cook until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, brown sausage in a separate pan. Add the cooked sausage to the potatoes and stock. Add the cream and butter. Stir until butter is melted. Add the vanilla and balsamic vinegar right before serving.

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  1. My professor wife teaches and leaves me to prepare supper. This soup has become a staple. Sometimes I add 5 or 6 crumbled alices of bacon. Easy soup, satisfying!

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