Beauty shot of Molly Yeh's White Borscht Soup, as seen on Girl Meets Farm Season 12.
Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

White Borscht Soup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 servings (Makes 2 1/2 quarts)
Molly recently learned about White Borscht Soup when she started researching Polish food. She always thought she wasn’t a borscht person because she’s not into beets, so this white version with potatoes is the way to go.



Special equipment:
a high-speed blender
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, leeks, carrots (or parsnips), celery, salt and pepper and cook until soft and translucent, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until softened and fragrant. Add the potatoes, broth, bay leaf and whole kielbasa. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Remove the bay leaf (you can discard) and the kielbasa. Thinly slice the kielbasa, crosswise, into coins and set aside. Add the bread and pickle brine and stir to combine.
  2. Blend the soup in batches in a high-speed blender until smooth (alternatively, you can use an immersion blender). Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Return the sliced kielbasa into the pot. Ladle into bowls and serve with a dollop of sour cream, some chopped dill pickles, fresh dill and bread for dunking.
  3. Keep leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.