Warm up with Potato Sausage Soup

Have you been to Cappo’s at 6656 U.S. 6, in Portage, Ind., yet? The next time you visit the Imax theater, stop there. Owner Dolly Cummins will have your stomach smiling in no time.

The food is reasonable and delish. Consider these: a four-piece crispy chicken dinner, catfish, ocean perch, eggplant Parmesan, homemade lasagna, and more. Build-Your-Own Burgers start with lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion on a 1/2-pound Angus beef patty. A 12-and-younger kids’ menu has five selections for less than $5.

Cappo’s opens at 11 a.m. daily. Beer and wine are available. Don’t have time to sit down and eat? Get one of their take-and-bake pizzas. Call (219) 762-5563 for the soup of the day.

In the meantime, Dolly shared her recipe for Potato Sausage Soup. Enjoy!

Cappo’s Potato Sausage Soup

1 1/2 cups cooked pizza sausage

3/4 cup onions, diced

6 slices bacon

1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons chicken base

1 quart water

2 medium potatoes, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch slices

2 cups spinach or kale

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

* Place onions and bacon in large saucepan and cook over medium heat until onions are almost clear. Remove bacon and crumble. Add garlic to onions and cook 1 more minute.

* Add chicken base, water and potatoes. Simmer 15 minutes. Use an immersion blender to roughly puree soup.

* Add crumbled bacon, sausage, spinach or kale and cream. Simmer 4 minutes and serve.

Makes 8 servings.

SOURCE: Dolly Cummins, Cappo’s, Portage, Ind.

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2 responses to “Warm up with Potato Sausage Soup

  1. Hello Barb! I must tell you that today I finally ate the lovely chocolate strewn biscotti you created for the Meals on Wheels ‘Dining With The Chefs’ event with my morning coffee at work – delish! So when I looked up your website – I noticed this awesome recipe from Cappo’s (Dolly is so cool and we have had the soup before) – thank you for 2 great gifts on a dreary Tuesday morning in March.

  2. Barb: Finally enjoyed the chocolate strewn biscotti you made for the MOW “Dining With The Chefs” event – delish! Then checked out your website and saw the awesome soup recipe from Dolly – love her new place! Thanks for making my dreary Thursday morning so special!

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