Oma's Easy Potato Soup Recipe

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Need an easy potato soup recipe? Here's my German version of this traditional comfort food, Kartoffelsuppe.

Add some fresh bread and you've a meal that will WOW your family and guests!

What's really great is that this soup is so quick to make and you can vary it depending what's in your fridge or freezer.

For the full list of ingredients & detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. But before you scroll, there’s important & interesting stuff to know right below.

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

Easy Potato Soup Recipe  -- a traditional German favorite made just like Oma!

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.

Can you get double smoked bacon piece with the attached rind?

This would really be the BEST for this easy potato soup recipe!

Just throw the bacon into the pot, add water, and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes while you get the rest of the ingredients ready.

Then add veggies and cook till tender. Remove bacon piece. Remove the rind and dice the lean meat. Return to the soup. Season and serve.  WUNDERBAR!

Easy Potato Soup Recipe  -- a traditional German favorite made just like Oma!

I serve this easy German soup as a "chunky soup" just the way my Mutti made it.

However, if you wish, you can mash it or cream it. Make it just the way you like!

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Oma Says:

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 and easier, I do.


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Oma's Easy Potato Soup Recipe

Need an easy potato soup recipe? Here's my German version of this traditional comfort food, Kartoffelsuppe. Add some fresh bread and you've a meal that will WOW your family and guests!

What's really great is that this soup is so quick to make and you can vary it depending what's in your fridge or freezer.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 - 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 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 pound meat, (wiener, kielbasa, ham, smoked sausage, etc.)
  • 3 - 4 cups water or broth
  • salt, pepper, parsley 
  • Maggi (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, sauté bacon. Add onion and sauté 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.
  2. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer for at least 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Season to taste with salt, pepper, parsley and Maggi.

Notes/Hints:

  • If soup is too thick, add extra water.
  • Don't have any bacon? Just omit that step and use butter to saute the onions.
  • 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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Easy Potato Soup Recipe  -- a traditional German favorite made just like Oma!

Easy Potato Soup Recipe made Just like Oma

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Easy Potato Soup Recipe made Just like Oma
Need an easy potato soup recipe? Here's my German version of this traditional comfort food. Add some fresh bread and you've a meal that will WOW your guests!

Ingredients: bacon, onion, potatoes, celery, carrots, wiener/kielbasa, broth, seasonings, (Maggi),

For the full recipe, scroll up ...

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