I don't even know where to start with this soup. It is so freaking good. I made it on a whim on Sunday night and Mr. Schwartz and I were both blown away. Like we actually didn't talk the whole time we scarfed it down. I wish I was kidding.
Surprisingly I made it with healthy(ier) things like skim milk, chicken sausage and low fat cheese. I promise I doesn't taste low fat at all! Also, it takes less than a half an hour to whip up. Try this now and feel free to write me a handwritten thank you note with the tears of joy you shed while eating it. Yeah, it's that good.
Start by chopping up an onion.
This is the sausage I used. Holy Moley you guys, I love this stuff.
Add the sausage to the pot and give it a quick stir. Let this cook while you work on the potatoes...
Spotted Cow. My friend Amy hooked me up when she came back from Wisconsin. My little bootlegger. Shhh...don't tell anyone.
Cook for about 10 minutes or so, until the potatoes are tender.
Sausage, Potato and Beer Cheese Soup
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, chopped
13 oz of smoked sausage (I used chicken sausage) cut into half moons
3 medium potatoes, peeled, washed and chopped
1 32 oz box of chicken broth
1 bottle of beer. I loved the flavor Spotted Cow gave the soup.
1 1/2 cups milk (skim is totally okay!)
1/3 cup flour
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese + additional for topping (low fat is okay!)
Start by adding the butter and onion into a large Dutch Oven or soup pot on medium high heat. Let saute for about 3 minutes. Add the sausage and let cook for 3-4 minutes while you peel and chop the potatoes. Add the potatoes, chicken broth and beer. Let cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft but not mushy.
Combine the milk and flour in a glass and make sure to use a fork to remove any lumps. Pour into the pot and give it a good stir. When it heats back up it will thicken the soup, be sure to continue to stir. Once the soup is hot and bubbly again, add the cheese and stir until creamy and combined.
Garnish with additional cheese and enjoy!
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz