German Potato Soup

On a cold and rainy day it´s a great idea to cook some German potato comfort soup. This soup warms the soul and heart on a cold day. Here are the steps how to make it.

German Potato Soup

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course, Soups & Stews
Cuisine German
Servings 4 - 6 portions


  • 5 large potatoes
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 stalks of leek
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp. butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. ground marjoram
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 6-8 franks


  • Peel potatoes and carrots and cut into bite size pieces.
  • Cube the onion.
  • Clean the leek and cut into fine slices. Rinse with water and drain.
  • Add oil to a large pot and fry onions until translucent.
  • Add the leek and fry briefly with the onions.
  • Add the broth, potatoes, carrots, salt, pepper, nutmeg, marjoram and bay leaves.
  • Simmer covered on medium-high heat for about 20 min.
  • In the meantime, slice the franks and chop the parsley finely.
  • Add parsley and sausage slices to the pot and allow to sit on low heat for about 10 min.


Serve with a slice of fresh bread or roll.