Gluten Free Living – 2014
Sausage Potato Chowder is one humdinger of a recipe. Yeah. I was trying to use up some leftover sausage and Fried Potatoes that I had frozen a few months ago so I began looking on Pinterest for Sausage Soup recipes and found this delightful recipe. Instead of using plain raw potatoes, I used up my frozen, seasoned Fried Potatoes which have dill weed, paprika, parsley, chives, garlic salt and pepper. That addition alone is worth making this recipe. The extra seasonings made this lovely soup taste so wonderful. I also used my frozen, already fried and crumbled, mild pork sausage. Then I put everything in the crockpot and let it cook. After adding the cheese and evaporated milk, this easy recipe was done. Quick, easy and delectable. Yum.
I have to admit I have a weak spot for sausage and bacon. I don’t use either as much as I used to anymore, but I still love the taste they add to soups, casseroles and salads. This is one of those recipes where you could easily swap out venison sausage for the pork and no one would be the wiser. If you just can’t stomach ground sausage, then try ground turkey or chicken and increase your seasonings to give the chowder a little zip. In that case, I would recommend adding some crushed red pepper flakes as they will help increase the blander flavors from turkey or chicken.
Soup season is on and it’s so nice to enjoy a bowl or cup of hot, delicious soup with Homemade Rolls or Bread or even cornbread. Ah, yes, that’s a marriage made in heaven. What’s even nicer is being able to use up leftovers in this way! 🙂 But if you don’t have leftovers on hand, then I recommend you make up a batch of my Fried Potatoes and season them well as I explain in that post. That will add so much additional flavor to this recipe. Although, since this cooks in the crockpot, you probably wouldn’t really have to pre-cook the potatoes. Simply cube the potatoes and sprinkle the seasonings over top and stir well. Then add the potatoes to the crockpot with the carrots and other ingredients. Whatever you do, add the seasonings!
If you enjoy sausage, potatoes and carrots, then I recommend you trying them in this easy crockpot soup recipe for a fall lunch or supper soon. The taste is marvelous, and the entree is hearty, filling and so satisfying as a comfort food. For those of you with gluten intolerance, this recipe is gluten free.
Sausage Potato Chowder is wonderful.
We loved the savory flavors of this delicious soup.
This close up allows you to see the texture of Sausage Potato Chowder.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients, plus some parsley for garnish.
Place cooked sausage, Fried Potatoes, onion, garlic, carrots, and pepper in a slow cooker. Add chicken broth. You can also use raw, cubed potatoes, but season them with the same spices in my Fried Potatoes recipe before adding to crockpot
Stir to combine and cook on low heat in crockpot for about 4 hours.
Add cheese and evaporated milk.
Stir to combine.
Serve Sausage Potato Chowder garnished with cracked black pepper, and chopped parsley.
Sausage Potato Chowder cooks in the crockpot making it a lot easier than some recipes.
Here’s the recipe.
SAUSAGE POTATO CHOWDER
(Recipe adapted from My Kitchen Magazine)
- 2 cups cooked bulk pork sausage, crumbled
- 4 cups seasoned[url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/08/11/fried-potatoes/” target=”_blank” title=”fried potatoes”] Fried Potatoes[/url]
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic from a jar
- 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 32-oz. chicken broth
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- 12-oz. can evaporated milk
- 8-oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Place cooked sausage, potatoes, onions, carrots, garlic pepper and chicken broth in a crockpot.
- Cook on low heat for about 4 hours.
- Add milk and cheese.
- Stir to heat through.
Crockpot cooking is wonderful and this is an excellent recipe for it.
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