Cheesy Potato Knipla Soup


A German favorite of my Grandma's with an American twist! A thick, hearty soup.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
12 servings



  • 6 baking potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 cups finely chopped celery

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 3 quarts water


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 ¼ cups water

Cheese Sauce:

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 quart milk

  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese


  1. Place the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, 2 teaspoons of salt, and 3 quarts of water into a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat while you proceed to make the knipla.

  2. Combine 5 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl; pour in the eggs and 1 1/4 cups water. Mix until the dough comes together, about two minutes. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 3 to 5 minutes until elastic. Using kitchen scissors, snip off pieces of the dough into the boiling soup. Boil until the knipla rise to the surface, then reduce heat to low, and simmer while you make the cheese sauce.

  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then whisk in 1 cup of flour and 2 teaspoons of salt. Pour in milk and add cheese; cook until the cheese melts and the mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Pour the cheese sauce into the soup and simmer for 20 minutes more, or until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
22g Fat
74g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1227mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 220mg 17%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 805mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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