Cheesy Kielbasa Cheese Soup




40 minutes to prepare

Servings: 8




Ingredients

24 oz. velveeta, cubed
1 pound kielbasa, sliced into rounds
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
4 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups half-and-half
3/4 cup beer
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large stock pot over medium-high heat and sauté kielbasa, onion and celery.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, paprika and garlic powder, and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until veggies are softened and kielbasa is browned.
  3. Add potatoes and pour in chicken broth, then bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes, then reduce heat and let simmer for another 10, or until potatoes are cooked.
  5. Optional: lightly mash potatoes with a masher.
  6. Stir in half-and-half, velveeta cheese and beer, then season again as needed.
  7. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and smooth and potatoes are cooked.
    Ladle into bowls and enjoy!