German Potato Bacon Soup


I got this German potato soup recipe from Lisa Brill at Spurwing Country Club as part of the annual Octoberfest that the club hosts. It's a great soup and different from the average potato soup! Great wintertime soup.

German Potato Bacon Soup in bowls
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 yellow onions, diced small

  • 4 slices bacon, diced small

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 quarts chicken broth

  • 4 russet potatoes, diced

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 ounces sour cream


  1. Melt butter in a stockpot over medium heat; add onions, bacon, and bay leaf. Cook and stir until onions are nearly transparent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Pour chicken broth into the pot; add potatoes, flour, marjoram, caraway seed, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Stir sour cream into soup; cook another 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
11g Fat
27g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 1119mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 581mg 12%

* 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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