Recipe courtesy of Ronnie Lawson

Dad's Potato Cheese Soup

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1 pound favorite link sausage, thinly sliced 1/16 to 1/8"

4 pounds peeled and diced russet potatoes

2 medium onions chopped

4 cloves garlic chopped

24 ounces deluxe American cheese

1 stick butter

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

16 to 32 ounces milk

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In 6- or 8-quart pan, melt butter on medium-low heat with onions. After onions are translucent, add garlic and rosemary for 2 minutes.
  2. Add sausage and cook another 2 or 3 minutes. Add potatoes and cover potatoes with water. Change heat to high and bring potatoes to a boil.
  3. After potatoes become very tender, to the point of falling apart, reduce heat to low and add cheese a little at a time until all melted. Add milk, salt, and pepper and cover for 15 minutes.
  4. Great with saltine crackers.
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