German Potato Soup


German potato soup, or “kartoffelsuppe”, is a flavourful and nutritious soup that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. This soup is made with simple ingredients like potatoes, leeks, onions, and bacon, and it can be customized with your favourite herbs and spices. Why not attempt it then? Let us go make one now!

Quick Highlights: 

Main ingredients – Potatoes, leeks, onion, bacon, paprika, parsley

Time – 45 mins {Preparation time – 15 mins, cooking time – 30 mins}; Servings – 4

Nutrients –  Rich in protein, vitamin C, potassium and fibre


1. Potatoes4 (large)
2. Leeks2
3. Onion1
4. Bacon4 slices
5. chicken or vegetable broth4 cups
6. Salt1 teaspoon
7. Black pepperHalf teaspoon
8. NutmegHalf teaspoon (powdered)
9. ParikaHalf teaspoon
10. Heavy creamHalf cup
11. ParsleyFor garnish

Preparation of the ingredients

1.  Peel and dice the potatoes and onion

2.  Chop the bacon

3.  Finely chop parsley and leeks

Preparing the soup

1.  Fry the bacon in a pot until it is crispy. In the same pot, add leeks and onion and cook until aromatic.

2.  Add the potatoes, chicken or vegetable broth, salt, black pepper, nutmeg, and paprika to the pot. The soup should be simmered for 20 to 25 minutes after the ingredients is brought to a boil.

3.  Blend the soup and puree until it is smooth.

4.  Add the heavy cream to the soup and mix well.

5.  Include some chopped parsley and crispy bacon on top of each bowl of soup before serving.

Variations on the recipe

1.  Add chopped carrots or celery to the soup to increase the nutritional value.

2.  Add lemon zest and bay leaf to the soup for added texture and flavour.

3.  Parsley can be replaced with dried thyme for garnishing.

Nutritional Information:

This German potato soup recipe provides a balanced and nutritious meal that is also low in calories. Here’s the approximate nutritional breakdown per serving:

1.      Calories: 300 kcal

2.      Protein: 8g

3.      Fat: 17g

4.      Carbohydrates: 28g

5.      Fibre: 4g

6.      Sodium: 1350mg

7.      Potassium: 726mg

8.      Vitamin C: 50mg

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