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Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

Our hearty, delicious Italian Sausage and Potato Soup is an incredible way to warm up on those chilly nights when you need some serious comfort food but don’t have all day to cook something. Full of bold flavors, this soup is customizable with plenty of vegetables in the mix, and you can get all the carbs you could ever want with the tender, perfectly cooked bites of potato.

Italian Sausage Potato Soup

Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

Introducing Italian Sausage and Potato Soup. Ideal for cold weather. Satisfying, hearty, easy to make. Combines meat, vegetables, and broth for a perfectly balanced meal.

Why make this soup? It is good for meal prep, family dinners, or social gatherings. It fills you up but leaves you wanting more and tastes even better the next day. This soup is ideal for those seeking comfort and flavor in one dish.

Key ingredients include Italian sausage, potatoes, onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Spices add depth and kick, and you can throw in optional ingredients like spinach or kale for extra nutrition. For a spicier version, use hot Italian sausage and extra red pepper flakes.

Our Sausage and Potato Soup pairs well with crusty bread, a simple salad, or garlic bread. Serve hot and enjoy. For a different experience, try substituting sweet potatoes, using turkey sausage, or adding different herbs. Customize to suit your taste.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Quick and easy, but FULL of flavor!
  • Change this up to match your family’s preferences.
  • It uses simple ingredients, many of which you probably already have in your fridge and pantry!

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Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

Italian Sausage and Potato Soup shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Italian sausage
  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Potato
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Red chili flakes
  • Garlic
  • Black pepper
  • Bay leaf
  • Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon
  • Cream

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Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

How to make Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Place the Italian sausage in a large stock pot over medium-high heat and brown, breaking up the meat into small pieces as it cooks. Drain off the excess grease.



Add the mushroom, onion, carrots, and potato. Saute for 5-6 minutes.



Add everything else except for the cream. Simmer until the vegetables are all tender.



Remove from the heat and stir in the cream.



Serve hot with some bread and a side salad for a full meal.

Some Garlic Bread Sticks would be perfect!

Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

Italian Sausage and Potato Soup FAQ

Can this recipe be made in advance?

Absolutely! This is an incredible recipe to make in advance for lunches during the week or to bring to a friend or family member. It keeps and reheats really well.

What’s the best way to store and reheat this dish?

Store your leftover soup in any airtight container. Reheat in the microwave until it is steaming hot. Easy easy! It can also be reheated on the stovetop too.

Try our Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage too!

Italian Sausage and Potato Soup
Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

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Italian Sausage and Potato Soup
Yield: 8 servings

Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

Italian Sausage and Potato Soup

Hearty and delicious, this soup is full of a bold Italian sausage and vegetables with a splash of cream at the end to add a little richness.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 cups chopped mushroom
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 large diced potato
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 11/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons cream


  1. In a large stock pot, brown the Italian Sausage. Drain off the excess grease, and add in the mushroom, onion, carrots, and potato.
  2. Saute for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients except the cream.
  4. Simmer until all the vegetables are tender.
  5. Right before serving, remove from the heat and stir in the cream.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 472mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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