Packed with vegetables and sausages, this classic Bavarian-style potato soup is more of a main dish than a starter. In Germany the sausage of choice would be Regensburg sausage, a short and stubby parboiled pork sausage. It can be substituted with other boiling sausages made of pork.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
1 hr 3 mins
total:
1 hr 48 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sausages in a small pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until no longer pink in the center, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain. Cut into slices.

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook potatoes in the hot oil, stirring often, until they start to crisp on the edges, about 8 minutes. Stir in carrots, onions, leek, scallions, and garlic.

  • Dissolve vegetable bouillon in hot water; pour into the pot. Season soup with salt, black pepper, marjoram, paprika, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat and cook, covered, until carrots are tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Stir sausage slices, parsley, and chives into the soup. Simmer until flavors combine, about 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream just before serving.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 1 celery stalk for the leek if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

394 calories; protein 10.9g; carbohydrates 65.8g; fat 11.1g; cholesterol 11.6mg; sodium 523.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2017
2 links of sausage is vague. I used 14 ounces of kielbasa and that was perfect. My one recommendation is to use stock instead of the cube and water. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2017
Turns out as a very hearty dinner which is easily freezable for another time if there is leftover. Recommendations: add a hint of Rosemary and an extra teaspoon of Marjoram for a little more kick in flavor Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2017
2 links of sausage is vague. I used 14 ounces of kielbasa and that was perfect. My one recommendation is to use stock instead of the cube and water. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2018
Very simple delicious and let s make some more. I grated fresh nutmeg into the scrumptiousness. I served the soup with a dollop of fat free sour cream on top And sprinkled fresh cut chives over the top. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2020
This was a delicious comforting soup on a cold rainy night. I used a 16 oz pkg of polish sausage. It's hearty and filling without being too heavy. Thank you for this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2021
Love this soup! I made it as is except I use polish sausage and just put Read More