Kielbasa, Potato, and Cheddar Cheese Soup


Olive Oil Spray

3-packages of 13oz Turkey Polish Kielbasa (cut into small 1/2” pieces)

2-C finely chopped Vidalia Onions

3-C peeled and diced Carrots

1-C finely diced Celery

4 lbs-Russet Potatoes peeled and diced into small 1”x1” pieces.

3-(14oz) Cans low-sodium chicken broth

2 Tbsp Flour

1-C half and half

3-C 2% milk

3-C shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

2-Tbsp dried Parsley

1-tsp Salt (or to taste)

½-tsp Pepper (or to taste)

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Kielbasa, Potato, and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Jun 05, 2023Brenda Brink
Contributed By: Hallie Thompson

This will make four 5 Cup trays of soup*


  1. Spray a large pan with olive oil spray. Add cut up kielbasa pieces and cook while stirring frequently for 15 minutes. Transfer Kielbasa to a large pot.
  2. Spray a large pan with olive oil spray again and add diced onions, diced celery and diced carrots. Let cook over medium heat while stirring for approximately 15 minutes and transfer to a large pot with kielbasa.
  3. Add salt, pepper and parsley to the mixture in a large pot.
  4. Add 4 lbs of cut up potatoes, 3 cans of chicken broth and 3 cups of milk to a large pot and begin to simmer.
  5. In a bowl put 2 Tbsp flour and slowly pour in half and half while whisking. Add this to a large pot and simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until potatoes are fully cooked.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Let cool, line your trays with parchment paper, then spread 5 Cups of soup out evenly on each tray. Add dividers if you would like your soup pre-portioned. 
  8. Freeze until frozen solid, and then freeze dry.
  9. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)


Cycle Time:

About 38 hours


Boil 1-2 Cups of water, add a little bit of water at a time until you get close to desired consistency. Stir, let sit for 5 minutes covered, repeat until desired consistency is reached.


* Extra Large Tray = 15 Cups/Tray   Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray 

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.

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