Creamy German Potato Soup

The best way to keep warm during the cold months

It is soup time of the year! 

Do you eat soup throughout the year or are you like me and the colder months are also soup months for you? :)​ Somehow I just cannot get myself to make or eat soup when it is hot outside, I just tend to lean towards salads and other cool and light meals. But then when it comes to the first chilly autumn days I have to make a soup right away. It is just something that belongs to this time of the year, a hot bowl of soup :) Since the soup season started here I have already made my Split Pea Soup with some of the green peas we dried from our garden, my flavorful Roasted Red Pepper Soup and my Creamy Pumpkin Soup which I make at least 4-5 times every season :) Oh, and then this Creamy German Potato Soup of course :)

You might know that German's are really crazy about potatoe. It is present in so many things and it is eaten every single day. That is also why the German Potato Soup is one of the most popular soups here. I have been wanting to make this soup for such a long time already as I see it everywhere. Now that I made it I feel bad that I didn't do so a lot earlier. It is super easy and fast to make, it is soooo creamy even without any cream and it is really flavorful. YUM! :) I know for sure that from now on I will be making it more often :) 

The recipe calls for vegetable broth/stock but you can also use beef or chicken stock or just water if you prefer. However, if you decide to go with water make sure to season the soup well and taste a couple of time so it has enough flavor. Also I used a cabanossi sausage, a type of dry sausage that has a strong flavor and is quite salty. I would suggest to use the same or something similar. It can be a sausage that you like eating, just make sure it has enough flavor so it can also add that little extra to the soup. You can however, also make this soup vegetarian and leave out the sausage. In this case you would also want to season the soup well to make sure it has enough flavor. Now to the last bit, I added some natural flavoured cream cheese to the soup as to be honest with you, I needed it to be used up :) This added an extra creaminess to the soup, but it is absolutely not a must. If you do want to add something, but you have no cream cheese on hand, you can also add the same amount or a little more of cream.

I hope you will also enjoy this creamy hearty German Potato Soup!

Stay Warm Lovelies!

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RECIPE

Creamy German Potato Soup

The best way to keep warm during the cold months

​INGREDIENTS

  • olive oil

  • 2 small white onions

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1kg potatoes (starchy)

  • 1l vegetable stock

  • 2-4 medium carrots

  • 3 spring onions or one leek

  • 150-200g sausage

  • black pepper

  • dry thyme

  • 50g natural flavor cream cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Finely dice the onion and the garlic.

  2. Heat a medium pot (min. 3 litre) over medium heat. Once warm drizzle some olive oil to cover the bottom of the pot. Add in the onion and the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes until the onion becomes soft and translucent.

  3. Peel and cube the potatoes. Add the potatoes to the onions and cook for another couple of minutes mixing once in a while.

  4. Prepare the vegetable stock and add it to the potatoes and onions. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer on medium to low heat for about 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes have softened.

  5. Test that the potatoes have softened and cooked long enough by pressing a piece of potato against the wall of the pot and if it mashes easily the potatoes are cooked through. Smash the potatoes a little further with a potato masher. (See video) At the end you should still have some bigger potato pieces in the soup.

  6. Slice the carrots thinly and also chop the white parts of the spring onions. Add to the soup, cover with a lid and simmer for another five minutes.

  7. In the meantime cube the sausage.

  8. Season with some black pepper and dry thyme, add in the sausage, mix shortly, cover with a lid and simmer for another five minutes.

  9. Turn off the heat and add the cream cheese. Mix the cream cheese in until it has all melted and combined. Taste the soup for salt and other seasoning and add some if needed.

  10. Serve warm with some crème fraiche or sour cream on top and decorated with finely sliced greens of the spring onion.

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