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Sausage Potato Soup in Crockpot

Last Updated on October 4, 2023 by Allison Lancaster

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Sausage Potato Soup is a hearty soup and delicious meal that can be made in a crockpot. Slow cooker soups are perfect for cold winter days when you need something warm and comforting. The sausage gives the soup a savory flavor, while the potatoes make it creamy and filling. The entire family will love the potato soup recipe and will request it over and over!

What is sausage potato soup in the crockpot?

Your new favorite soup is a delicious and hearty dish made with sausage, potatoes, shredded cheese, butter, flour, and milk. Slow cooker recipes are not only a great way to pull dinner together, but they are especially popular in the fall and winter when you are craving something warm and comforting.

This recipe is one of the best easy soup recipes and can be prepared quickly in just one pot on the stove or in a crockpot for a hands-off approach to a hearty main course the whole family will love.

Sausage potato soup in a blue bowl with glass bowls holding shredded cheese for toppings. Long crusty bread pieces are laying on the white counter beside the bowl.

Tips for Making Potato Sausage Soup

One of the great things about this cold day solution is that it’s not only a recipe you’ll want to add to your easy crockpot recipes menu, but it’s a perfect way to serve a comforting soup for an easy dinner and as leftovers the next day.

Make a double batch of the slow cooker sausage soup for an easy lunch that is great at home or in the office.

Here are five tips for making the best sausage potato soup:

  • Start by sautéing the sausage in a pan until it is browned. This step will add flavor to the soup and prevent the sausage from clumping together.
  • Cut the potatoes into small pieces so that they will cook evenly in the crockpot.
  • Add the potatoes, sausage, and other ingredients to the crockpot and set it on low. Allow the soup to cook for 6-8 hours.
  • Before serving, stir in some chopped kale or spinach for extra nutrition.
  • Serve with crusty bread or crackers on the side.
Close up of creamy sausage potato soup with shredded cheese on top. The soup is in a blue bowl and there are potatoes in the background sitting on a white surface.

How to Store Creamy Sausage Potato Soup

Creamy sausage potato soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To keep the soup fresh and prevent it from becoming too thick and heavy, try adding a touch of milk or cream just before reheating. 

You can also freeze individual portions of this soup in airtight containers or freezer bags for later use. Thaw the soup in the refrigerator or microwave before reheating it on the stovetop.

I like to freeze this soup in individual serving containers because it’s much easier to get out and thaw this way.

Sometimes you’ll just have a craving for soup and you’re already ahead of the game by having Sausage Potato Soup frozen in the freezer, ready to go! 

Common Questions for Creamy Potato Soup 

What can I do if my sausage potato soup is too thick or heavy?

There are a few different ways to deal with a heavy or thick soup. One option is to add a small amount of milk or cream just before reheating the soup, which will help thin it out and make it more creamy.

You can also try stirring in some of your favorite veggies to add a bit of extra nutrition and volume to the soup.

How do I know when my sausage potato soup is done cooking?

Using a food thermometer is the best way to tell if your soup is done cooking. The soup should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the center, which means that it will likely need several hours in a crockpot or close to an hour on the stovetop.

You can also test for doneness by stirring the soup and seeing if all of the ingredients are tender and cooked through.

Are there any other ingredients that can be added to sausage potato soup?

Some popular additions to sausage potato soup include shredded cheese, chopped kale or spinach, and fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme.

You can also add in some hot sauce, paprika, or cayenne pepper for extra flavor and heat. Whatever additions you choose, just be sure to stir the soup well so that they are evenly distributed throughout.

What kind of bread do you eat with potato soup?

There are many different types of bread that can be enjoyed with potato soup, including crusty baguettes, hearty rolls, or warm biscuits.

Some people may prefer to serve the soup with croutons or a sprinkling of shredded cheese on top.

No matter what bread you choose, it is sure to taste delicious when paired with this hearty and flavorful soup.

Bowl of cheesy potato and sausage soup in a blue bowl with a loaf of bread next to it.

How to Serve Creamy Potato Soup

This creamy potato soup can be easily served using a ladle and scooping it into a beautiful bowl for dinner or a nice lunch on a cold weekend day. 

You can even pour some into a bread bowl.

For an added touch of color (and flavor!) garnish your dish with herbs such as parsley, rosemary, or thyme and serve it with bread or crackers on the side.

This soup is also great when served alongside other comforting dishes, such as roasted vegetables, pasta, or chicken.

Whether you are looking for a cozy winter dinner or a quick weeknight meal, sausage potato soup is an excellent choice. This hearty and flavorful dish is easy to make in a variety of cooking methods, including on the stovetop or in a crockpot.

Give this tasty soup recipe a try as soon as possible, it’s worth it! 

Sausage potato soup ingredients on small glass bowls on a white background.

Ingredients for Sausage Potato Soup

  • Russet potatoes, or any yellow potatoes like Yukon gold potatoes
  • Salt
  • any type of Sausage, I suggest a mild or spicy Italian sausage
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Chicken broth
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Paprika
  • Shredded cheese (1 cup sharp cheddar cheese & 1 cup mozzarella) 
  • Sour cream, optional topping

How to Make Sausage Potato Soup on the Stovetop

Cook the ground sausage in a stockpot over low/medium heat, until browned. Remove the browned sausage from the stovetop once the meat is nice and brown, then set aside. Drain any grease.  

Chopped garlic in a pan browning.

Add the butter to the pot and allow it to melt. Once the butter is melted add in chopped garlic and let it brown for about 45-60 seconds.

Pour in flour over garlic and butter in the pot and whisk until all mixed together. Leaving the skin on the potatoes, cut the potatoes of your choice into bite-sized pieces. If you prefer, you can peel the potatoes.

Diced potatoes in a milk mixture

Add cubed potatoes to the pot along with chicken broth, milk, heavy cream and paprika then stir well. Bring to a boil and cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Close up of sausage potato soup with shredded cheese.

Add sausage to the pot. Reduce the heat and simmer (30 minutes). Top it off with shredded cheese and mozzarella  (or your favorite kind). Serve with some nice crispy bread or crackers and enjoy!

The fork-tender potatoes, flavorful sausage, and flavorful broth make this creamy soup one of our family’s favorite recipes. Try it out tonight for a new winter soup recipe you’ll love!

Sausage Potato Soup
Yield: 12 Bowls

Sausage Potato Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Sausage Potato Soup is a hearty soup and delicious meal that can be made in a crockpot. Slow cooker soups are perfect for cold winter days when you need something warm and comforting. The sausage gives the soup a savory flavor, while the potatoes make it creamy and filling. The entire family will love the potato soup recipe and will request it over and over!

Ingredients

  • 6-8 Large Russet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pound of Sausage
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 4 cups Chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup Heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 2 cups Shredded cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar
  • 1 cup mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Cook the sausage  in a stockpot over low/medium heat, until browned. Remove from the stovetop once the beef is nice and brown and set aside.  Drain any grease.  
  2. Add butter to pot and allow to melt, once melted add in garlic , leave for about 45-60 seconds)
  3. Pour in flour over garlic and butter in the pot and whisk until all mixed together 
  4. Leave Skin on potatoes (or you can peel and remove skin if you like) and cut them into cubes,
  5. Add cubed potatoes to the pot along with chicken broth, milk, heavy cream and Paprika - Stir well
  6. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are are tender - (about 15 minutes)
  7. Add sausage to pot
  8. Reduce heat and simmer (30 minutes)
  9. Top it off with Shredded Cheese and mozzarella  (or your favorite kind)
  10. Serve with some nice crispy bread or crackers and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Method:

Follow steps 1-4 from above

    Add all ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours

    Top it off with Shredded Cheese and mozzarella  (or your favorite kind)

    Serve with some nice crispy bread or crackers and enjoy!

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