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Farmer Sausage Soup

We have a restaurant here in the Fraser Valley that serves a great farmer sausage soup...using ground smoked sausage.  I recently discovered that one can remove the raw farmer sausage from the casing and then brown the meat as a base for this soup.  We quite enjoyed it!

  • 1 pound raw farmer sausage (or any similar smoked sausage)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4-5 cups water 
  • 3 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 3-4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cups corn (frozen or canned, kernels or cream corn)*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  1. Slit casing of raw farmer sausage and remove the meat by scraping it out with a tablespoon. (If the sausage is not 'raw meat', finely chop before sautéing.)
  2. In a Dutch oven or soup pot, saute sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. 
  3. Add the water, potatoes,carrots, celery, salt, pepper, basil and cayenne. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add the corn and heat through.
  5. Using a wire whip, combine flour and milk and stir mixture into soup. Add grated cheese and cook, stirring constantly, until soup returns to a boil. Cook several minutes longer to melt cheese and thicken slightly.  
*I like to use one can of corn kernels and one can of creamed corn.


  1. Can you look at this link to a store near me that sells something called manitoba sausage and let me know if this is the same as farmers sausage? Thanks

    1. The Manitoba sausage in the link looks like a cooked farmer sausage. I'm sure it would be great in this soup! If it no longer looks like 'raw meat' when you open the sausage, then chop up the sausage, rather than scraping it out of the casing.

    2. Thank you Judy! I asked because I see so many recipes using the farmers sausage that I would love to make but can't find that here. I will get the Manitoba sausage and try that.

  2. That would be the perfect soup on this dreary rainy day!!! Not hard to find farmer's sausage in our neck of the woods! Love creamy soups like this.

  3. It used to be the ABC restaurant in Clearbrook. I believe it is a Ricki's now. The farmer sausage soup was so popular that Ricki's kept it on their menu.
    I love that soup Judy and have tried making it at home as well. I like your addition of the creamed corn.

  4. I made this for supper the other night, and my husband and I both loved it! It was like a creamy chowder, and the farmer sausage provided lots of flavour. Great recipe - thanks!!

  5. I recently bought Mennonite Farmers Sausage from Ontario. It is very different from the sausages I buy in Abbotsford, I do not like it as much but do want to make soup. Will it work? Please Cheers