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Two servings of German Potato Soup (Kartoffelsuppe). Both creamy potato soup servings are garnished with spring onions.
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German Potato Soup (Kartoffelsuppe)

Also known as 'Kartoffelsuppe', this delectable potato soup gives you deliciously-creamy comfort in every bowl! It’s one of the most popular soup in Germany and now, you can easily make it at home! (VIDEO ABOVE)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: German
Servings: 4
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Neriz


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced finely
  • 1 small onion, sliced finely
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 kg potatoes, diced
  • 3 cups stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup double cream
  • 1 tbsp butter, heaping, chilled
  • 1 lemon, grated zest
  • 1/4 cup spring (green) onions, cut into thin rings
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • dash cumin powder (optional)
  • dash nutmeg powder (optional)


  • Heat up olive oil on a medium-sized pot.
  • Once olive oil is ready, add garlic and onion.
  • Cook until garlic becomes fragrant and onion becomes softer.
  • Add carrot and celery. Mix and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add potatoes, stock and bay leaf.
  • Cover with a lid and bring to a boil.
  • Keep simmering until the vegetables are slightly cooked (i.e. softened).
  • Remove the bay leaf.  Scoop about 1/3 of the vegetables and set aside.
  • Add double cream and butter. Mix until butter has completely dissolve.
  • Blitz the soup by using a stick blender. (Alternatively, you can use a stand blender, but you have to make sure the soup has cooled down a bit.)
  • Season with salt and pepper. Add lemon zest. (Although cumin and nutmeg are optional, you should add them now if you intend to use them.)
  • Mix to combine everything.  
  • Add spring onions. Mix, taste and adjust the seasoning, if desired.
  • Add back the 1/3 of the vegetables that was set aside earlier.  Cover and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  • Serve. Garnish with more spring onions, if desired.



Calories: 318kcal