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Potato & Pork Sausage Chowder

My family has a touch of carnivore in our genes and we love this traditional homemade potato soup with added crumbled pork sausage to satisfy our meat cravings!  It's easy to prepare and quite hearty, great with a salad, roll or served alone.  This soup is delicious without the sausage too. 


Potato & Pork Sausage Chowder

4 cups peeled, cubed potatoes
1 cup celery, sliced
1 c. onion, coarsely chopped
2 cups water
2 tsp. salt or to taste
1 cup half and half
1 cup whipping cream
4 tablespoons butter
1 tbsp dried parsley (optional)
1/2-1 tsp caraway seeds (to taste)
1/2 tsp pepper
16 oz. pork sausage cooked and crumbled

Combine potatoes, celery, onion, water and salt in large pan. Simmer about 20 minutes until potatoes are tender. While potatoes are cooking, cook, crumble and drain sausage. Set aside. Mash soup mixture several times, leaving some pieces whole. I have added left over mashed potatoes to make this even thicker and heartier and then not mashed the cubed potatoes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Continue cooking until thoroughly heated.

* I've made a low-calorie version of this as well by substituting butter flavor sprinkles for the butter, skim milk for the half and half and low-fat cream cheese for the whipping cream.  I heat the cream cheese a little so it's soft and blends into the liquid.  This helps thicken it up. 

I served this in one of my all time favorite transferware patterns, Byron by Spode. I'll be doing a tablescape with this soon and Ican't wait to share this pattern and the history of it with you.



Linking up with Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, Foodie Friday, Tasty TuesdayFiner Things Friday, and Ultimate Recipe Swap 

Comments

  1. This looks delicious, I'm going to try it next time I make soup. Your Byron dishes look a treat too.

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  2. I could have used this recipe about 2 hours ago. The last time that I was using pork sausage, I browned about 1/2 of it & put it in the freezer. When I was trying to come up with a quick dinner, my bag of sausage tried to tell me to use it, but I chose ground round instead. Now I know what to do with the sausage!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  3. Your chowder looks wonderful. Great pictures and I love your soup bowls:)

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  4. I love this pattern! Notice, I'm looking at the dish! Oh, by the way, the chowder looks delicious and look forward to trying your recipe.

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  5. Nancy, The chowder looks fabulous! Love your dishes and the napkin too - how pretty your photography is!

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  6. The pootato sausage chowder looks so yummy! And the two handled cream soup bowl it's served in makes it look even greater.

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  7. I was happy to see your post today since I have been planning to make potato soup for a few weeks. I love making and eating soup, but have never made potato soup. Your recipe looks perfect. I especially love that china!

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  8. Soup weather will be here a while longer, and I will put this recipe to good use. I love your beautiful cup and saucer!

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  9. Your table looks gorgeous...and the soup looks delicious. I took a little mini-vacation this week with Hubby, but Crock Pot Wednesday will be back up this coming week. I hope you will join me.

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  10. The colors of the soup blend so well with the colors of the dish. Both look fantastic. I can't wait to see the tablescape!

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  11. From one carnivor to another Nancy, this soup has it all. Potatoes, sausage, cream! Yummy. I am trying to eat a little more healthfully. But I would rather have a little of divine than a lot of so-so! My brood is coming home for Easter- this would be a wonderful dish to have on hand. My son will love this soup!
    Thanks,
    Yvonne

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  12. This looks so tasty and I am loving the dishes that you have it in!!
    Debbie

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  13. Hi Nancy,
    Your soup looks rich, hearty, and delicious! Your Spode Byron pieces are beautiful, and you selected the perfect fabric to go underneath. Can't wait to see the full tablescape!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Bill

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  14. Oh my, that looks soooo yummy!!!! :O)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come back and visit anytime!!! :O)

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  15. The soup looks good....I wonder how it would taste with ground turkey sausage? Your dishes are very pretty.

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  16. Mmmm....I love a good potato soup, and with sausage? HEAVEN! This reminds me something I've had a few times in the past, and to know that it's within my grasp makes me very, very happy!

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  17. How delicious! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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  18. Wow, that is a delicious sounding soup.

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