Polish sausage soup

Polish sausage soup

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Polish food is becoming increasingly popular in British supermarkets so experiment with new ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal433
  • fat24g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre5g
  • protein21g
  • salt3.83g
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  • 2 large onions, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 200g Kabanos Polish sausage, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika, sweet or smoked



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 85g brown basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 2 2l strong-flavoured beef stock
  • 3 carrots, thickly sliced



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 100g shredded kale



    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…


  1. Fry the onions in the oil for 5 mins. Add the garlic and sausage, fry for a few mins more, then stir in the paprika, rice and thyme.

  2. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil, add the carrots and some salt and pepper, cover, then simmer for 20 mins. Stir in the kale, then cook 10 mins more. Serve with crusty bread.

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12th Jan, 2018
I am Polish by marriage. I can assure you this IS NOT A POLISH SOUP!
11th Apr, 2016
Hi. I'm Polish. This is not polish soup. Who, why and what for someone create that new recipe as polish if we got hundreds great polish soups already? I don't know. If I offer you a soup which included fish and chips as ingredients, even if was very tasty, would it be an English soup? NO! So please don't make that hoax. If you want great polish soup with tasty polish sausage, an example would be the traditional ''żurek w chlebie'' recipe. It's a very tasty and creamy, a bit sour soup. It's made with fried sausage, boiled egg chunks and parsley leaves, served inside home re-baked bread. So you run some special round bread under the tap to feel a bit wet, put that into a hot oven, for about 10 min. When the skin of the bread is becoming a bit brown in colour and very crunchy, you take it out of the oven, cut the top of it and remove the internal fluffy part. After that You fill that crunchy shell up with soup. No worry is tight. So now you can eat soup and eat that crunchy dish all together. That's base for polish soup ''żurek" you can buy in every polish shop as a powder in bags, because traditional way to prepare it is not easy. Buy at once ''pierogi'' - dumplings, and fry it with onion. You will like it as well. Don't forget buy a sausage. I prefer ''myśliwska''-hunting and ''jałowcowa''-juniper, booth around 140%meat in 100% ready product! SMACZNEGO - mean - enjoy you meal :)
18th May, 2019
Hi I can understand you being a bit annoyed by this recipe title I am English my late wife was froim Zakopane and I spent many very happy times in Poland l am currently a Head Chef l very often cook Polish food for all my friends over there and sometimes add some English variety into the dishes as well even when making Zurek which by the way much better made the traditional way of starting this soup off l use smoked ribs and a good Polish sausage maybe not the same but still tastes very good so what happens now a lot of my Polish friends keep texting me for recipes so when I go it's like a bus mens holiday will be there in September
3rd Feb, 2015
This soup would easily serve 6 as it is a wholesome and hearty soup. I used normal basmati rice, as I did not have brown, but the outcome was absolutely excellent. I will definitely be making this again.
14th Apr, 2012
Re the authenticity.... Kabanos are polish sausages and this is soup made from the afore mentioned sausages. Hence polish sausage soup!! It's not rocket science!!
12th Jan, 2018
So if I buy an English sausage and create an African sauce with it. Am I alright to say it's an English sauce? Many times it depends on how the food is made to get that distinctive taste pertaining to a particular group. Not rocket science either!
18th Jul, 2011
I added two small diced potatoes and some harissa to give it some kick. With the added potatoes it need the specified amount of stock. Served with some grated gruyere cheese sprinkled on top and some garlic bread. Tasty, and will be even better in Autumn and Winter!
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10th Dec, 2010
i used sweet spanish paprika and spanish rice, also added 2 red potatoes, and some parsley, and italian turkey sausage to give it some kick, and a 1/4 of a lemon to balance the acid. so great!
24th Sep, 2010
Authentic or not this is one tasty soup! I used three quality flavoured sausages from the butcher and added chard instead of kale as that's what I had. I used 1.5 litres of beef stock jellies. Perfect for boyfriend to take to work in his soup flask.
16th Sep, 2010
NOTA BENE: I'm born and bred Polish and have never ever heard about this soup, it might be delicious but for sure it's not Polish!


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