Italian Sausage and Potato Bisque Soup

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“This is one of the few recipes we have from my husband's mother. I have no clue why "bisque" is in the title, as that is traditionally a milk/cream based soup and there isn't a bit of that in it. It is one of our favorites and company has liked it, too. I'm putting it here because the strip of paper it was written on almost 30 years ago, is getting a bit tattered! Also, we usually double this recipe, as it freezes really well. This is also a great recipe to use up the leaves of your celery stalks. The leaves have a sharper flavor than the stalk does, which add to this dish.”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a 4 quart pot, and add the olive oil. On Medium heat, brown the sausage, breaking up the clumps. (If your sausage is fatty, you may need less oil.) Add onion and sauté another 5 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add next 10 ingredients, tomatoes through lemon juice, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, about 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Add more lemon juice and the salt as needed.
  4. Serve with a crusty bread. Freeze the left overs, if there are any.

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