Kartoffelsuppe nach Bayrischer Art (Bavarian Potato Soup)


Kartoffelsuppe is a classic Bavarian-style potato soup that's packed with sausage and vegetables. It is more of a main dish than an appetizer. 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.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 3 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 48 mins


  • 2 links pork sausage

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, or to taste

  • 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 4 carrots, cubed

  • 2 onions, finely chopped

  • 1 leek, trimmed and cubed

  • 3 scallions, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 cube vegetable bouillon

  • 6 cups hot water

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 pinch dried marjoram, or to taste

  • 1 pinch sweet paprika, or to taste

  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg, or to taste

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 bunch fresh chives, chopped

  • ¼ cup sour cream (Optional)


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 heat and cook, covered, until carrots are tender, about 30 minutes.

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

Cook's Note:

Substitute 1 celery stalk for leek if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
11g Fat
66g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 524mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 93mg 465%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1687mg 36%

* 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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