Friday, January 28, 2011

Italian Potato Soup

Italian Potato Soup

5 medium potatoes, sliced thin
1/2 cup diced onion
1 1/4 pounds Italian sausage, formed into bite-sized pieces
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
6 cups water
1/4 cup butter
2 cups milk

Slow Cooker Instructions:
In slow cooker, layer 1/2 of potatoes, onion, sausage, salt, and pepper.  Repeat layering.  Add water and butter.  Cover.  Cook on low 10 hours.  Add milk.  Mix well and serve.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Stove Top Instructions:
In stockpot, add potatoes, onion, and water. Bring to a boil, over medium high heat.  Reduce heat to medium low, cook 30 minutes.  Add sausage, salt, and pepper, and butter, cook 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Add milk.

This is my husband's favorite soup!  Before we created this recipe, the only place we could have it was in a restaurant that was 3 hours away.  One night at the restaurant as we were playing our favorite game, "How is This Dish Made," my husband said, "I think I can make this!"  And we did!  After a little tweaking, the flavor was a perfect match for the restaurant version.

The soup is comfort food jazzed up a little.  The sausage makes this soup extra hearty and adds an extra layer of flavor to the soup.

This recipe is from my

The publicity campaign  for my cookbook has started.
This is the first magazine with an ad in it for my

I want to say a special thank you to, Ashley, of What Does A Songbird Sing, for posting my Chimichangas recipe from the first cookbook I wrote, called Mild to Wild Mexican Cookbook.

My sister-in-law, JeriLyn, has a fun blog,, and on it she mentioned my Lemon Over Chicken recipe.  Thanks JeriLyn, for all of your support and encouragement!

Also, Debbie, from Dining With Debbie, posted a link back to my post about Adapting Your Recipes to the Slow Cooker.  She hosts Crock Pot Wednesdays on her blog and has some fabulous recipes and great links to other blogs.

Please check out their blogs and also stop by my friends, Bo and Pam's blogs too!
On February 4th, I will be doing two drawings!  
One from the Followers of my blog, and one from the
Fans of my new Facebook page.
For more details, read my post about the Giveaway.

Winners will receive copies of my cookbook,

Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully 
follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


  1. We love soup in this house and this one looks like a winner. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

  2. Soup in the middle of winter nothing is better and this one looks yummy.

  3. This soup looks so hearty - perfect for a cold winter day! I'm pretty sure I'd be in the mood for this every single day!

  4. This soup looks just perfect for the cold wintery days we are having. Diane

  5. Linda, congrats with the slow cooker cookbook and your publicity campaign! Potato soup is Bill's favorite too although he never has it homemade. It was about the only thing that Mom made that I refused to eat, not to mention the smell of it.

    Yours is definitely jazzed up! I love the addition of Italian sausage and the fact that the potatoes are sliced thin instead of chopped. It sounds and looks delicious and I will add it to my list of must tries!

  6. Yummy, love this soup - seems so easy too

  7. Nice ad spot! I hope it takes off and sells a ton for you.

  8. Looks quick and delicious! Hop on over to enter my first give away.

  9. Love potato soup and used to make it all the time. i kind of forgot about it. Your recipe looks and sounds great.

  10. Linda the soup sounds great...I'm a big fan of anything with sausage...congrats on the new book...Thanks for the email...I've had major computer failure...broken laptop screen, but all is fixed now.

  11. Hy Linda,

    first time here...fantastic space you have...awesome recipe collections...wanna come back leisure to relish more..
    Happy to follow u..
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty appetite

  12. This sounds awesome Linda!!! Have a great Tuesday

  13. I haven't had potato soup in a long time, and this version sounds so good!!