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Smoked Sausage, cabbage & potato soup


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  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1-3/4 pounds cabbage (about 1/2 head) shredded
  • 5-6 potatoes, peeled & cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 quart of water
  • 2 quarts canned chicken broth or home made stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-1/2 t. dried thyme
  • 1-1/2 t. salt
  • 3/4-1 pound smoked sausage such as kielbasa, cut lengthwise & sliced crosswise


Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 50mins


Step 1

In a large pot heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions & garlic & cook until translucent about 5 minutes.

Add cabbage, potatoes, water, broth, bay leaf, thyme, celery and salt to the pot. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered & stirring occasionally, until the cabbage & potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

Cooked sliced sausage in a seperate frying pan until browned, 5-6 minutes. Remove sausage from the pan and drain on paper towels. Just before serving remove the bay leaf from the soup and add the sausage.

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