m. c. de marco: The New Kitchen Cookbook

Kielbasa Soup

Based on Kielbasa Potato Soup and various similar recipes, but not the large number that included a can of some other soup as part of the recipe.


  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 or more large garlic cloves, minced
  • up to 1 lb. kielbasa, sliced
  • 3 c. chicken or beef stock
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • heaping ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • dried oregano
  • tumeric
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Saute onions in oil.
  2. Add garlic.
  3. Add kielbasa slices and saute to desired brownness.
  4. Add the broth and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the potato, bell pepper, and spices.
  6. Cover and cook until potato is cooked.

Serve hot with crusty bread.


There was supposed to be basil.

You don’t need an entire pound of kielbasa.