Loaded Beer Kielbasa Cheddar Potato Soup

Zuppa Toscana copycat - looks a lot like this recipe
@jerzgirl (8013)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
October 28, 2015 1:42pm CST
Have you ever come across a recipe that looks and sounds so good that you really want to try it even though it is something you normally wouldn't want? That's how I feel about the recipe whose link I'm going to share with you. I'm not a fan of kielbasa or beer. Nor am I a fan of potato soup. Yet, there is just something about this one that is getting my attention. I do like how beer can enhance a flavor profile with its yeasty bite, but by itself, I don't care for it. And, kielbasa can go either way. I like the flavors it provides, but not necessarily the meat itself. Still, I think I'm going to try this recipe because the season is calling for soup. And, I do like soup. Unfortunately, I'm the only one here who does, which is disappointing. Here's the recipe link for you to check out: Now, can someone tell me how Texas Bock compares to regular beer? Is it a dark beer? I honestly don't know beer, other than I can drink Bud Light Lime without issue - which is weird since I don't like beer or lime. I think they cancel one another out.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
That sounds very tasty.
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
17 Apr 16
I thought so, too. But, I'd have to use a sausage that wasn't gritty and that tasted good to me. I'm finicky about sausage. Might just use sweet Italian since I know that one.
@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
28 Oct 15
Never heard of kielbasa... so have no idea what it is, from your post it sounds like a meat of some sort...
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
29 Oct 15
Kielbasa is Polish sausage. I'm not really a fan of sausage anyway. I'm kind of particular about flavors and textures. But, some kielbasas are more like super long and curled frankfurters than traditional sausages. I've had some that I liked quite a bit. But, also bought one thinking I'd like it, too, and couldn't eat the meat because it was "gritty". But, the flavor it gave the dish was really good.
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@Marty1 (33553)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
21 May 16
@jerzgirl Being brought up Polish kielbasa is my favorite meat The best way to eat it is smothered on sauerkraut! I never tasted potato soup but found a package taking food inventory so I will try it since it has cheddar and i am a big cheese fan!
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
21 May 16
Let me know how it works out. I like some potato soup, but haven't had it in a while. Adding cheese to it just makes it better in my eyes. I'm not a fan of sausage and I've had some polish sausage that was gritty in texture, which for me is off-putting. Yet, I've also had some that I really liked. My problem is I don't know how to tell which ones they are selling. But, I do like the flavor kielbasa adds to things, so if I can find the right kind, I do plant to try this. Still, I might also try it with sweet Italian sausage - but that might come out more like Zuppa Toscana at Olive Garden! LOL