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German Potato Soup Recipe

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A hearty potato soup is the perfect cold night meal. This one is chock full of veggies and spices. This page contains a German potato soup recipe.
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January 30, 2014

This is a very hearty and healthy soup that is made almost completely of vegetables. It feels like a rich creamy winter soup, but only has about 250 calories a serving and tastes great!

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Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 8 (1 1/2) cup servings

Source: This is a BeachBody recipe that I have modified quite a bit

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 10 Slices slices turkey bacon (about 2/3 package)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2-4 leeks
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 head cabbage
  • 8 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 6 potatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or more)
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 8 Tbsp nonfat plain yogurt, for serving
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Steps:

  1. Cube potatoes. Chop bacon, onion, leeks*, and carrots. Shred cabbage. I used a food processor to make quick work of this.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large saucepan over medium high-heat. Saute' turkey bacon, onion, leeks, carrots and cabbage. Cook stirring frequently for 7-10 minutes or until vegetables soften.
  3. Add broth, potatoes, bay leaves, caraway seeds, pepper, salt, and nutmeg to vegetables.
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  5. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally for for about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.
  6. Place 4 cups of soup in the food processor or blender, cover and blend until smooth. An immersion blender would have been great for this step if I'd had one :)

    I did go through with a slotted spoon to catch any large potato chunks and blend those, since I'd cubed them pretty roughly, but they would have boiled down on their own eventually.
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  8. Return blended soup to saucepan and mix well. Serve immediately, or keep on lowest heat until ready to serve.
  9. Serve each portion topped with 1 Tbsp. yogurt. My husband picked up French bread on the way home because it's the kids' favorite. I think it would be even better with a nice rustic loaf.
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Tip: Soak the leeks after chopping to easily remove the embedded dirt.

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January 31, 2008

I need a recipe for German potato soup.

Wyla from Houston, TX

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 4, 20080 found this helpful

German Potato Soup

1 pound cooked smoked sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 of a 28-ounce package frozen loose-pack diced hash brown potatoes with onion and peppers (about 4 cups)
1 16-ounce jar sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
3 14-ounce cans chicken broth (5-1/4 cups)

In a 4- to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker place sausage, frozen potatoes, sauerkraut, and mustard. Pour broth over all.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours.
Makes 6 to 8 main-dish servings (about 9-2/3 cups).

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