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4.94 from 16 votes

German Potato Soup

This delicious, authentic German Potato Soup is packed full of veggies and TONS of flavor - It will satisfy both body and soul!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: German
Servings: 6
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Kimberly Killebrew


  • 8 ounces bacon ,diced
  • 1 large onion ,chopped
  • 1 clove garlic ,minced
  • 2 pounds waxy potatoes ,chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 large leek ,sliced and thoroughly washed
  • 3 carrots ,diced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celeriac (aka, celery root)
  • 2 tomatoes ,diced
  • 6 cups quality chicken broth (I use and recommend Aneto)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • Fry the bacon then add the onion and cook until golden, 6-8 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for another minute.  Add all remaining ingredients except for the parsley.  Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 30-40 minutes.
  • Add the parsley and simmer for another minute.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Note: This is a great make-ahead soup as the flavor is even better the next day!
Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g