Lettuce Soup

I got this recipe from my friend Renee Wade, but it is similar to what my grandma would make.  Yes, it uses a head of lettuce and kielbasa.  It’s Polish peasant food.  Probably the “real thing” has a potato in it and not a can of soup but my grandma passed many years ago and this is really tasty.


Lettuce Soup

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Nutrition per portion

  • 1 small head lettuce
  • 1 14-16 oz pkg kielbasa, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 can condensed potato soup
  • 1 heaping tsp granulated chicken boullion
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • flour/water mixture to thicken to preference
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 heaping tsp dried chopped onions
  1. Put 4 cups of water in pot, add onions and bring to boil.
  2. Cut up head of lettuce and add to pot. Add bouillon and kielbasa after lettuce has started to wilt.
  3. Boil for 10 minutes and add vinegar. Cook potato soup with a ½ can of water in another pot and once consistency is smooth add it to main pot.
  4. Add pepper and salt to taste. Once lettuce is wilted to personal preference, add flour/water mixture slowly to pot stirring frequently till desired thickness is achieved.
  5. Boil for 1 minute lightly, then turn stove off and add half and half.

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