Make a cozy, comforting meal with this potato chowder flavored with spicy kielbasa, smokey Gouda cheese, and fresh dill, accompanied by simple yogurt drop biscuits.
The Runaway Spoon
Sometimes, good recipes don’t make good photos. They are just hard to make pretty. This is one of those recipes. I have tried for a while now to photograph this soup, to make it look like a magazine spread, to make it so perfect, your mouth-waters just looking at it. But I can’t. My meager skills are not up to it.
But that doesn’t mean this isn’t a delicious recipe – I assure you it is – just that its humble whole is not picture-perfect. But get past the simple surface and you will find a hearty, comforting soup perfect for chilly winter evenings, nights in front of the fire, or a hearty meal for football fans. Garlicky kielbasa, creamy Gouda, and fresh dill jazz up a simple potato chowder, the perfect hearty meal with a big chunk of warm, crusty bread (or, of course, a biscuit).
Potato kielbasa chowder with Gouda and dill
Serves 4 – 6
1 pound kielbasa
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus more for topping
1 teaspoon mustard powder
6 cups chicken broth
3 medium red-skinned potatoes
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups grated Gouda cheese, plus more for topping