This is not a soup for those watching calories! A German potato soup with small dough balls that I grew up with. It is rich, creamy, and will stick to your ribs. The women in the family have been making this soup for generations, and I've added my own twist to the base recipe.

Angi

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Soup:
Knoephla:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; saute potatoes, onion, and 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper until just tender, about 20 minutes. Stir 3 cups milk into potato mixture and heat until almost boiling, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.

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  • Bring water and chicken bouillon to a boil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot.

  • Combine flour, 7 tablespoons milk, egg, dill, parsley, 1 teaspoon pepper, and salt together in a bowl until dough is stiff. Add more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed. Roll dough into ropes about 1/2-inch thick on a work surface. Cut ropes into 1/4-inch pieces and drop into boiling broth. Reduce heat, cover Dutch oven with a lid, and simmer until knoephla begin to float, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir potato mixture into broth and knoephla; simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you are watching sodium, you can use 4 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups of water instead of the bouillon.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 30.2g 10% DV; fat 12.5g 19% DV; cholesterol 50.5mg 17% DV; sodium 452.7mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2014
First time making this and it was amazing! Creamy and comforting on a chilly evening.:) Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2014
First time making this and it was amazing! Creamy and comforting on a chilly evening.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2014
This soup is exactly what it says it is! I was looking for something I could make with ingredients on hand and found this. Very rich yummy and satisfying. I was worried about making dumplings from scratch but these were very good and not too difficult. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
Good stuff. A little bit of work but worth it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2017
When I originally read the recipe I saw that this used two separate pots which seemed burdensome to me. I've always made my potatoes in the broth and added in the dumplings when the potatoes were almost done. Much easier than this way but the cooking the potatoes separately in butter added a great new level to the broth. I will most likely use this technique again as the broth was fantastic. 5 star for sure. However the dumplings were 3 star at best. They would have benefited from more egg. It makes them a little less dense. Also the dill was completely out of place. I'm not sure about the parsley because the dill was so strong. So I like this recipe but the dumplings need help which is ok. I also thought that there was too much pepper and would likely cut that by close to half next time. The last thing is that the broth didn't thicken up and it could stand a little thickener (corn starch & water) towards the end of the cook time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2016
Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2019
I tried this and will probably do it again we added ground sausage and forgot the dill I think next time I might try using whopping biscuits for my dumplings I will post an update on the success or failure of the biscuits Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2018
I made no changes. I wish it would be thicker less milky but the flavor is awesome. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2018
So freaking good the pot all but got licked clean: ) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2015
oh so good. really easy to make and the flavor is so good. I have made this twice and it is a hit with my family including my 4 year old. Read More