Polish Pickle Soup! or Polish Chili !

Colleen Sowa


I had a few requests for this recipe... You can add or delete items and you can play with meats and seasonings... Many people eat this without any meat.

It is easy to make and enjoy!

You can substitute the sour cream with canned tomatoes (amount doesn't really matter), and you can add Polish Sausage cut up instead of the bacon or ham.

You can add colored bell peppers and carrots for color...

This recipe is a kind of Polish Chili!

Play with your food!

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1/3 c
2 large
green onions (chopped small)
1 large
onion (chopped large)
6 large
potatoes (peeled, cut in 1-inch cubes or smaller)
5 c
chicken broth
4 c
diil pickles (cut into slices or cubes) (about 4-5 pickles)
1 c
pickle juice
1 tsp
each: garlic powder, ground black pepper
1 tsp
each: sugar (optional), fresh dill (chopped fine) (save some dill to garnish - optional)
1 1/2 c
sour cream


1/2 c
water or broth
2 -3 Tbsp
corn starch


1/2 c
crispy bacon crumbled large
1 - 2 c
ham (cubed)
carrots, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, zucchini


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1Saute the onions in the butter about 4 minutes over medium heat until translucent (be sure not to burn!).

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3Add potatoes and half the broth. Cook 10 minutes.

Add remaining broth, pickles, pickle juice, sugar and seasonings.

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4Use Garlic Dill Pickles..... This photo is my home canned Garlic Dill Pickles with red peppers..... both are good.

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5Cook 10 minutes with the lid on the pot.

Remove lid, take out 1/2 cup of broth, slowly stir the broth into a bowl with the sour cream.

Slowly add sour cream mixture into soup pot stirring constantly.

If you want the soup thicker, add together the optional cornstarch and water in a bowl or a cup. When well mixed, slowly add to the soup pot (stirring constantly).

When thickened, remove from heat. Stir in the optional bacon or ham and serve.

At this time you can garnish with a sprig of fresh dill (optional)

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About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Polish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy