valmg's Johnsonville Beddar With Cheddar Really Cheddar Potato Soup Recipe With Giveaway

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My family loves sausage. There are many different kinds of it and we like a bunch of them. One of the regular staples you can find in our freezer is Johnsonville Sausage. The Johnsonville website offers information on all of their different varieties – 14 types of Brats, 7 types of Italian Sausage, 11 types of Breakfast Sausage and 16 types of Smoked Sausages. Now that’s a lot of sausage! I can’t think of any other sausage with so many varieties. What’s really great is that for as many varieties of sausage there are you can prepare them in a lot of different ways. You’ll find a bunch of them included in the site’s section of cooking tips and recipes, and you can get even more if you sign up for the Enthusiast Club newsletter.

We haven’t tried every single variety but our favorite so far is the Beddar With Cheddar Smoked Sausage. Beddar With Cheddar is a smoked sausage (a little bigger than a hot dog) that has chunks of cheddar cheese in it. There are 6 links in each 16 ounce package. In my area one package sells for between $2 and $4, depending on what store you’re shopping in and if it’s on sale that week. When it’s on sale we stock up big time because we enjoy it so much. This is our favorite Johnsonville Sausage because it’s really flavorful, tender and cheesy. We’ve grilled them, broiled them, fried them and boiled them. We’ve eaten them both hot and cold. We’ve eaten them with and without bread. Until this week I’d never used them as part of a recipe.

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The folks at Johnsonville were gracious enough to send me some coupons to share with my readers. Rather than write a review I decided I wanted to try to come up with a recipe using one of their products. I decided I wanted to make my recipe using our fave – the Beddar With Cheddar. For almost two weeks my coworkers have been listening to me think out loud on what kind of recipe I wanted to create. I was sure I wanted to make a casserole of some sort but was arguing (with myself) over the perfect ingredients. Three times I set out to cook up a dish for this post only to have the sausage eaten before I could do something with it. (My family is helpful that way, LOL.) When a fall chill settled on our area the other day I got in the mood for something warming. I grabbed Beddar With Cheddar from the freezer and started concocting.

johnsonville beddar cheddar really cheddar potato soup ingredients

I now offer you valmg’s Beddar With Cheddar Really Cheddar Potato Soup.

To make this recipe you will need:

  • 2 packages of Johnsonville Better With Cheddar Smoked Sausage
  • 2 cans of Cream of Potato soup
  • 2 cans of Cheddar Cheese soup
  • 2 cans of cut green beans (drained)
  • Milk (enough to fill 4 soup cans)

Start by boiling the Beddar Cheddar Sausage. When it’s cooked pour it into a strainer. Do not rinse. Into a stockpot combine 2 cans of Cream of Potato soup, 2 cans of Cheddar Cheese soup and 4 cans of milk. Cook the contents of the pot on medium until the condensed soups break down and mix with the milk. While that’s cooking, cut up the sausages into small slices or chunks. You will get a lot of juice and cheese on the cutting board. Put that in the pot along with the sausage. Add in the two cans of green beans. Simmer until warm throughout (about 10 minutes). Serve and enjoy.

This recipe is creamy, rich, warming and filling. I wish I could do it justice with a good photo of the finished soup. I could really use some food photo tutoring from Lori over at My Wooden Spoon.

johnsonville beddar cheddar really cheddar potato soup finished


EIGHT winners of this giveaway will each receive a coupon good for one free package of Johnsonville Brats.


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I’m a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I’m a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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  1. We buy the Better with Cheddar sausages all the time and they’re my absolute favorite! I don’t even want to eat hot dogs anymore!

  2. We only buy Johnsonville brats in this house. I love their Hot ‘n Spicy Bratwurst and the Cheddar flavored.

  3. We only buy Johnsonville brats in this house. I love their Hot ‘n Spicy Bratwurst and the Cheddar flavored.

  4. I learned that Stonyfield is now offering consumers the chance to earn special freebies as part of a unique loyalty program.

    Jeanette Huston

    I commented on ‘Noteworthy News” on your mom’s blog!


    1 Package Johnsonville Better With Cheddar Smoked Sausage
    1 bell pepper
    1 onion, chopped
    1 can tomatoes
    1 c. rice
    Creole seasoning to taste

    Cut sausage in small rounds. Cover 10 inch skillet and brown both sides while sauteing onion and peppers in same skillet. Add chopped, canned tomatoes. Cook 1 cup rice in 1 1/2 cups water in saucepan. Cook rice while sausage, onion and peppers are cooking. Add cooked rice to sausage, pepper and onion. Heat all together. Add creole seasoning to taste.


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  10. My recipe :

    Sausage Delight

    1 package Johnsonville Beddar With Cheddar Smoked Sausage, cut thinly in diagonal slices
    2 large yellow onions, cut in rings
    1 large green pepper, cut in long strips
    1 large red pepper, cut in long strips
    Your choice of bread: sandwich rolls, or pitas, or tortillas, etc.
    Condiments of choice: salsa, or mustard, or pepper sauce, etc

    Using a large skillet, cook sausage, onions, and green and red peppers over medium low heat. Stir mixture frequently. Cook until vegetables are tender and sausage is cooked through. Place cooked sausage and vegetable mixture on split sandwich rolls, in pita breads, or in tortillas. If desired, top sausage and veggie mixture with a condiment such as salsa, or mustard, or pepper sauce, etc.
    Serve immediately.

  11. Ok, I blew it — I forgot to say what kind of sausage I liked best. I’ll say it anyway, the Johnsonville New Orleans Brand Smoked Sausage

  12. Better With CheddarWurst Schrooms…..I slice the cheddar wurst in 1/2 slices then cut in half making small half circles I pepper the inside of fresh mushroom caps & insert the wurst meat & the cover with a piece of provalone I microwave 10 or so at a time until cheese bubbles 45 sec or so

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  14. REUBEN BRAT INGREDIENTS (Recipe for a family of 5)

    5 Johnsonville® Beddar w. Cheddar
    5 dark rye hoagie rolls
    5 thin slices Swiss cheese
    1 tsp. butter
    1 large onion, sliced
    1 can (14 oz.) sauerkraut

    Reuben Sauce (combine next 2 ingredients)
    1/3 cup Thousand Island dressing
    1/3 cup coarse ground mustard
    Grill brats according to directions. Keep warm. Sauté sliced onions in a pan with 1 teaspoon of butter over medium low heat until they turn a light golden brown. Keep warm. Warm sauerkraut in a saucepan until heated through. Blend Thousand Island dressing and mustard together to make Reuben sauce.

    Less than 15 mins from start to finish@

  15. My family loves Johnsonville Maple Sausage links, we have them every Sunday for our big brunch. I’ve never tried the Johnsonville Brats, so I’d really like to try them!

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