Chunky Potato Soup ~ German-style!

Chunky Potato Soup

This chunky potato soup is a really one of the best traditional German soup recipes. It's delicious as supper served with salad and some German rye bread. Or, serve this potato soup for a lunch. It's great any time!

For the meat, I like to use traditional German wieners. However, kielbasa, ham, or any smoked sausage is delicious.

Chunky Potato Soup


  • 3 - 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 - 8 potatoes, large dice
  • 1 - 2 stalks celery, large dice
  • 2 - 3 carrots, large dice
  • 1 lb (approx.) meat, (wiener, kielbasa, ham, smoked sausage, etc/)
  • 3 - 4 cups water or broth
  • salt, pepper, parsley
  • In a large pot, saute bacon. Add onion and saute for several minutes, adding a bit of butter or olive oil if necessary. Add potatoes, celery, carrots, and meat. Add sufficient water or broth to cover.
  • Bring to boil. Cover and simmer for at least 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Season to taste.
  • Makes 4 - 6 servings.
  • If soup is too thick, add extra water.
  • Adjust the amount of potatoes as needed.
  • If you like, add some chopped garlic or garlic powder.
  • Fried onions make a nice, tasty garnish.
  • Instead of broth, add some bouillon cubes. Use Vegeta powder to taste, before seasoning with salt.
  • Use fresh ground pepper if possible. Also, fresh parsley is great.

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More Potato Soup Tips ...

Poke the sausage several times with a fork to let the flavors out during the cooking. Cut the meat into pieces just before serving the soup.

No meat available? 

Do you have a couple of extra strips of bacon in the freezer (my storage place for extra bacon!)? Then throw those in.

Take them out before serving because they'll be soft and unpleasant to eat. However, the smokey bacon flavor will have permeated the soup and will be delicious. This may just become your best potato soup recipe!

Normally, the potatoes were peeled, but now, for extra nutrition, I leave the peels on if they are new potatoes.

Not only is it faster, but healthier as well. If the potatoes are older and have thicker skins, do peel them first. 

That's why I always try to make sure I buy new potatoes. If I only have potatoes that have been stored a while and have thick skins, then I'll peel them, but I'd rather miss this step if I can. Almost anything I can do quicker, I do.

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