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

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


  • 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.
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