Creamy Potato Kielbasa and White Cheddar Soup


This Creamy Potato Kielbasa and White Cheddar Soup is oh so creamy, deliciously cheesy and just perfectly comforting! Plus it’s a soup the whole family can agree on, kids love this soup.

Creamy Potato Kielbasa and White Cheddar Soup

Life seems kind of drab and boring now that the joy and ambience of Christmas is over but at least we’ve got warming, tasty soups for these chilly days! And here’s yet another one to add to that long list of soups in the dinner rotation.

Can you believe how many soups I’ve shared? Here’s a collection of my soup recipes but since then I’m sure we could add 20+ more to that list.

Because you just can’t have too many soup recipes.

Creamy Potato Kielbasa and White Cheddar Soup

Especially when they are as good as this Potato Kielbasa Soup!

If you’d like you could use turkey kielbasa here, I used the beef and pork sausage but next time I think I’ll go with turkey just so it’s a little lighter.

Plus we are headed into the new year and I’ll only eat healthy. Ha! I’m totally kidding, that would also mean I’d have to skip the cheese and butter here, right :)?

This is a little more of a splurge recipe but I do have lots of healthy recipes for January so stay tuned.

Along the way I’m sure there will still be a few desserts too because life is meant to be enjoyed with a comforting dessert and a cheesy soup sometimes!

I hope you love this amazingly filling and satisfying soup! I grew up on potato soup so this soup is my jam.

Creamy Potato Kielbasa and White Cheddar Soup


Creamy Potato Kielbasa and White Cheddar Soup

4.8 from 10 votes

An incredibly filling and perfectly comforting soup for a chilly day! It has a delicious flavor blend of sausage, white cheddar and potatoes and chances are the whole family will love it!   

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 13.5 oz. polish kielbasa sausage, quartered through the length then sliced
  • 1 1/3 cups chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup peeled and diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 (14 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth, or more to thin if desired
  • 5 cups 3/4-inch peeled and diced russet potatoes (about 2 lbs)
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk (I used whole)
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, tossing occasionally, about 5 minutes. 

  2. Transfer sausage to a plate while leaving rendered fat in pot (there should be about 1 1/2 Tbsp).  
  3. Add onions, carrots and celery to pot and saute 5 minutes. Add in chicken broth and potatoes. 

  4. Bring to a boil then cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 - 20 minutes. 
  5. Meanwhile melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add in flour and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. 

  6. While whisking slowly pour in milk, then cook stirring constantly until it reaches a boil. Remove from heat. 
  7. Add milk mixture to soup in pot once potatoes are tender, thin with another 1 cup broth if desired. Remove from heat, stir in cheese and sausage then season with salt and pepper to taste. 

  8. Stir in half of the parsley then garnish each serving with remaining parsley. 

  9. Recipe source: inspired by Renee's Kitchen Adventures

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  • lil: will yukon gold potatoes make a good subsitute December 30, 2017 at 11:37am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I like the russets here for best texture, they’re more tender and sort of melt into the soup. December 30, 2017 at 12:10pm Reply

  • Carol Urban: Looks fantastic! December 31, 2017 at 3:04pm Reply

  • Tracy: I made this for dinner last night and it is incredible! The best creamy based potato soup I’ve ever had! I’m looking forward to leftovers today! We subbed vegetarian sausage and it worked perfectly! Thanks for another great recipe! January 3, 2018 at 10:28am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it and were able to make the sub to suite your diet. Thanks for your review Tracy! January 3, 2018 at 5:24pm Reply

  • Melinda Delano: Today was wind chill -10 degrees and this soup was perfect! Delicious, and the roux was easy to make and add to the soup. January 6, 2018 at 9:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Soup on a freezing cold day is my favorite! So glad you liked this potato and keilbasa soup recipe Melinda, thanks for your review! January 7, 2018 at 5:24pm Reply

  • Ann Baker: LOVED this soup! Great flavor and consistency. Will definitely be making this one again. Only changes I made were to add a few sprigs of fresh thyme and a bay leaf. Then a dusting of nutmeg after adding the bechamel. This is awesome served with pumpernickel bread and a glass of cabernet :) January 7, 2018 at 6:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the tips, glad you liked it Ann! January 7, 2018 at 5:13pm Reply

  • Heather: I just made this tonight, delicious! And enough soup to have every night of the week! January 7, 2018 at 7:30pm Reply

  • Ellen Hurley: Made this yesterday and it was amazing! Absolutely delicious! Didn’t change a thing. January 8, 2018 at 9:27am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Ellen! So glad it was enjoyed. :) January 8, 2018 at 12:14pm Reply

  • Carol: This is crazy good! I made it for dinner tonight! Excellent! Thnaks for sharing the recipe! January 13, 2018 at 4:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your feedback Carol! Happy to hear you liked it! January 13, 2018 at 7:57pm Reply

  • Pat: Love, love, love this soup! I made it today, served with garlic bread, and the whole gang raved. It’s definitely a keeper at this house. Next time, I may add some corn, for the corn lovers, but it’s great just as it is. Thank you SO much for sharing! January 15, 2018 at 10:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! January 17, 2018 at 1:05pm Reply

  • Polly M: Jaclyn:

    My guy said this was the best soup I ever made!! He said that about your bean with bacon also which is his favorite soup ever!
    A friend of ours took it to work and had his coworkers asking for a pot of their own! This was right up there with the chicken pot pie crumble I made a couple of weeks ago!
    Thank You so much for your great recipes. January 16, 2018 at 12:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you’ve been enjoying my recipes Polly! Thanks for the great review! January 17, 2018 at 4:30pm Reply

  • Heidi: I’ve added 2 more cups of broth as it didn’t seem enough for the 5 cups of potatoes. 2 cups of broth didn’t seem much at all. January 29, 2018 at 11:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes it’s not much but there is the milk as well, I did add another 1 cup broth as optional because I saw someone else mention that on Pinterest as well. It’s more of a thick and hearty soup but glad you were able to adjust to suite your taste :). February 6, 2018 at 10:54am Reply

  • Marnie Woodworth: This looks great! Is it necessary to use white cheddar or will regular sharp do? January 30, 2018 at 3:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Regular yellow/orange cheddar works fine too. Hope you love it! February 6, 2018 at 10:53am Reply

  • Kristin: I made this for dinner tonight, and it’s so delicious! I loved the flavor combination of the kielbasa with the sharp white cheddar. I was worried that this soup had no other seasoning other than S&P, but it’s not lacking in flavor at all with the sausage and cheese. I felt that 2 cans of chicken broth were just perfect. It’s a hearty, perfectly thick, but not too thick, soup. I thought it was just right. Definitely making this again. Thanks for another great recipe, Jaclyn! February 10, 2018 at 7:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the feedback, glad you loved it! February 12, 2018 at 10:11am Reply

  • Paula: The cheese just clumped up on everything. Please help! Flavor was amazing!! February 16, 2018 at 6:36pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Hmmm, maybe try letting the soup cool a little first before you add it next time. Sometimes if it’s extremely hot that can happen. Hope it turns out perfect for you next time! Glad you enjoyed the flavor at least :). February 17, 2018 at 12:21am Reply

  • Ben: Needed garlic and more seasoning but that’s just my taste. February 26, 2018 at 8:21pm Reply

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