This recipe is a little twist on the classic potato soup. My mom always cooked with kielbasa, whether it was in a nice cold pasta salad during the summer or in a hot stir fry, it was a staple in my house growing up. However, it hasn’t been something I’ve cooked with much since I’ve been married, mainly because my husband is a huge hunter and we mostly eat game meat. Every once in a while I like a change of pace and will buy kielbasa. It’s almost considered a treat in my house since we have it so rarely.

When I ran across this recipe my mouth started to water. I absolutely love potato soup. Potato soup and kielbasa sound like a match made in heaven to me. I can’t wait to make this for my family to see what they think.

Tasty Kielbasa Potato Crockpot Soup

1/2 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

4 cups water

6-10 bouillon cubes

8 cups potatoes, diced

1 can of corn

16 ounces of kielbasa, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

1 cup heavy whipping cream

Throw the onion, garlic, water, bouillon cubes, potatoes, corn, kielbasa and Italian seasoning into a medium to large sized crockpot and stir until it is all mixed together. Let it cook on low for 8 hours.

Before eating, add the shredded cheese and whipping cream and then stir. Leave just until the cheese has melted and then serve with salt and pepper to taste.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.