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German Potato Soup with Sausages
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German Potato Soup with Sausages

This good old fashioned German potato soup is easy to make and a great winter warmer. Learn how to make it and which German sausages to use.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine German
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 307kcal
Author Marita


  • immersion or stand blender


  • 750 g potatoes (26.4 oz) - waxy or floury
  • 150 g celeriac (5.2 oz) - optional
  • 1 leek about 250 g (8.8 oz)
  • 2 white onions about 150 g (2.8 oz)
  • 3 carrots about 250 g (8.8 oz)
  • 1 liter chicken stock or broth 34 fl oz or 4 cups
  • 1 teaspoon majoram if not available subsitute with sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 30 gr parsley
  • 1 tablespoon butter or sunflower oil

Sausages - at least 1 per person

  • Frankfurters or Vienna Sausages 
  • Bratwurst or Knackwurst 
  • Smoked sausages such as Bockwurst, Krakauer or Mettwurst


  • Peel the potatoes, carrots and celeriac (if using). Chop into rough cubes.
  • Peel the onions and finely slice. Wash the leek and slice.
  • Chop the parsley. 
  • Heat the butter or sunflower oil in a large pot and fry the onions on medium heat until they start to brown for around 5 minutes.
  • Add the marjoram, potatoes, leeks, carrots and celeriac (if using) to the pot and fry with the onions for a further two minutes. 
  • Pour in the chicken stock/broth, add the bay leaf and cover the pot with a lid and allow the vegetables to cook for about 30 minutes.
  • Stir the soup occasionally.
  • Take the pot off the heat and check that the vegetables are cooked. Puree with an immersion or stand blender until you achieve an even thick consistency. (This is optional if you would like a chunky soup then omit this step.)
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

If using Frankfurter or Smoked Sausages

  • Chop the sausage of your choice in little chunks and add to the soup. Leave for 5 minutes to heat up the sausage. (do not bring the soup back to boil)

If using Bratwurst

  • If you are using bratwurst – then slice the bratwurst into little chunks. Fry in a little oil in a separate pan before adding to the soup. 

To serve

  • Serve with some bread. If you would like stir in a spoon of sour cream or heavy/double cream before serving.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 1473mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 8662IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg