Oma's Homemade Potato Soup

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Homemade Potato Soup, aka Kartoffelsuppe! Not much else says "German comfort food" like this! This particular potato soup is a combination of my Chunky Potato Soup and a creamy version. 

It's full of flavor and full of so many optional additions. Keep it simple or dress it up! It's creamy and chunky - all in one.

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.

If you like it brothy and chunky, just be careful not to overcook the potatoes or stir too much. It you want it creamy with small pieces of veggies, cook till potatoes are well done.

German Homemade Potato Soup - traditional

Oma's Potato Soup Tips ...

I know you'll love this version of the traditional German potato soup. I'm sure it'll be among your favorite easy soup recipes. 

  • I love using German smoked Westfäler sausages for this soup.
  • The stirring at the end of the cooking time, breaks up the potatoes and makes the broth creamy.
  • Use a potato masher to break up the potatoes and carrots. If you really want it creamy, remove the meat and use a blender or a mixer to do a thorough job.

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Oma says,

Want to make this extra special? It's what my Mutti used to do because she knew that we loved it like this:

Brown some onion rings in butter and garnish the soup with these just before serving.


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Oma's Homemade Potato Soup

Homemade Potato Soup, aka Kartoffelsuppe! Not much else says "German comfort food" like this! This particular potato soup is a combination of my Chunky Potato Soup and a creamy version. 

It's full of flavor and full of so many optional additions. Keep it simple or dress it up! It's creamy and chunky - all in one.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Servings:

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 - 4 smoked sausages (wieners, kielbasa, Polish sausage, etc.)
  • 1 onion, large dice
  • 3 pounds potatoes, large dice
  • 1 - 2 ribs celery, large dice
  • 2 - 3 carrots, peeled, large dice
  • 2 teaspoons Vegeta (optional)
  • 6 cups water or broth
  • salt, pepper, parsley

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, put potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and sausage. Add water (more if needed to cover vegetables)
  2. Add about 1 teaspoon Vegeta powder (or salt) saving the rest to season at the end of cooking, if needed. 
  3. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer for at least 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Season to taste. Sprinkle chopped parsley over top.

Notes/Hints:

  • If soup is too thick, add extra water.
  • Pierce sausage in several places before adding to soup so the flavors can mingle. Cut the sausage into pieces just before serving and return to soup.
  • If you like, add about ½ teaspoon celery seed.
  • If you do not have Vegeta powder, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use fresh ground pepper if possible. Also, fresh parsley is great.
  • Season with Maggi before serving.
  • To make the soup creamier, mash the soup lightly with a potato masher to break up some of the potatoes before serving. 
  • If you like your soup still creamier, stir in some instant mashed potato flakes until the soup is the consistency you like.
  • I love to add chopped cauliflower to this as well. Add about 1 to 2 cups along with the other vegetables.
  • Sliced or quartered button mushrooms are great as well.
  • 1 to 2 sliced parsnips add a sweetness to the soup.

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German Homemade Potato Soup - traditional

Homemade Potato Soup made Just like Oma



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Homemade Potato Soup made Just like Oma


Homemade Potato Soup is one of those comfort foods, easy to make, healthy, and a German traditional recipe. For a quick meal, this traditional soup is a great choice.


Ingredients: smoked sausages, onion, potatoes, celery, carrots, broth, seasonings,

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