Kartoffelsuppe Recipes

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Guten Tag, fellow food enthusiasts! Today, I’m delighted to share with you a classic German recipe that warms the soul and brings a taste of tradition to your table – Kartoffelsuppe, or German Potato Soup. This hearty and comforting dish is a staple in German households, cherished for its rich flavors and simplicity. Let’s dive into the heart of this delicious recipe!

How to make Kartoffelsuppe

Bowlful of Joy Kartoffelsuppe

Course: SoupsCuisine: German


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  • Potatoes, peeled and dicedt4 cups

  • Leeks, cleaned and slicedt1 cup

  • Carrots, peeled and choppedt1/2 cup

  • Celery, finely choppedt1/2 cup

  • Bacon, dicedt100g

  • Onion, finely choppedt1 medium-sized

  • Garlic, mincedt2 cloves

  • Bay leavest2

  • Thyme, driedt1 teaspoon

  • Chicken or vegetable broth 6 cups

  • Milkt1 cup

  • Buttert2 tablespoons

  • Salt and pepper, to tastetAs needed


  • Amidst the expansive cauldron, allow the butter to gracefully liquefy, dancing with the flickering flames of medium heat. Introduce the diced bacon, guiding it through the symphony of sizzling notes until it achieves a harmonious crescendo of golden crispiness.
  • Add chopped onions and garlic, cooking until they become translucent and aromatic.
  • Incorporate leeks, carrots, and celery into the pot. Sauté the vegetables until they start to soften.
  • Stir in the peeled and diced potatoes, ensuring all ingredients are well combined.
  • Grace the pot’s contents with a lavish pour of either chicken or vegetable broth, as per your culinary desire. Introduce the aromatic companionship of bay leaves and dried thyme, allowing their essence to intertwine with the simmering symphony. Let the liquid narrative build to a gentle boil, then, with a hushed command, coax the heat into a subdued simmer until the potatoes yield to tenderness.
  • After the potatoes have yielded to the alchemy of heat, delicately pluck out the bay leaves, and wield the wand of an immersion blender to orchestrate a partial transformation of the soup. In this mystical dance of blending, bestow upon the Kartoffelsuppe its velvety texture, ensuring the presence of potato chunks lingers, adding a hearty symphony to every spoonful.
  • Gently cascade the milk into the concoction, then, with a maestro’s touch, season the elixir with a dash of salt and pepper, tailoring the flavor to your discerning palate. Allow this ambrosial potion to commune with the heat once more, simmering in anticipation for an additional decadent ten minutes, each moment enriching the symphony of flavors.
  • Present this elixir of warmth with an invitation to indulge, adorned with the verdant elegance of fresh parsley or the delicate allure of chives, should your whimsy desire. Let the aromatic whispers entice your senses as you savor the culmination of this culinary opus.


  • Conclusion: There you have it – a steaming bowl of Kartoffelsuppe ready to be enjoyed! This recipe is not just a dish; it’s a taste of German tradition, a comforting embrace in a bowl. Give it a try, and savor the warmth and flavors that make German cuisine truly special. Prost!

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 8g 13%
    • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 20mg 7%
  • Sodium 800mg 34%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
    • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 6g 12%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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