Potato soup is grandma’s favorite home-style food that we have enjoyed since childhood. All you need for our basic recipe are down-to-earth ingredients that cost little and are quick to prepare. It’s that easy:
Classic potato soup – it always tastes good!
Spicy in taste, creamy in consistency – a plate of classic potato soup with sausages brings back childhood memories. The beneficial recipe has always kept body and soul together. During the week, potato soup is a quick lunch that lasts for several days, and on the weekend it is a hearty meal for the whole family.
Potato soup – basic recipe for 4 people
We’ll show you how you can easily make potato soup yourself. Our recipe tastes like grandma and grandpa, we promise!
What ingredients do I need for potato soup?
- 2 onions
- 1 kg floury potatoes
- 4 carrots
- 1 small celery root (approx. 400 g)
- 1 leek
- 3 tbsp oil
- Salt, pepper, rose paprika
- 1 l vegetable stock
- 4 Vienna sausages
- 4 stalks of marjoram
- 2 stalks of parsley
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- grated nutmeg
How do you cook potato soup?
- Peel onions and cut into small cubes cut. Potatoes, carrots, and celery, peel, wash and cut into small cubes cut. Clean the leek, wash it thoroughly, and cut into rings.
- Get the oil in a saucepan and heat it until it is a little boiled. Add the potatoes to the onions, sauté briefly and season with salt, pepper and rose paprika. Then deglaze with the vegetable stock, add the carrots and celery. Now cook the soup for 15 minutes on a medium heat.
- Cut the sausages into pieces. Wash the marjoram and parsley, pat dry, pluck the leaves and finely chop. Add the sausages and leeks to the soup. Add the cream and half of the herbs, bring to the boil again briefly, and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Garnish the potato soup with the remaining herbs and serve.
How long can potato soup keep?
Freshly cooked potato soup can be kept in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 days. To prevent it from getting sour, the soup should cool down as completely as possible. To do this, transfer them from the hot pot to another container and let them cool down completely before putting them in the fridge. In addition, make sure that you always take them out of the pot with a clean spoon when seasoning.
For longer shelf life, you can also freeze potato soup, so it will keep for up to 6 months. However, it should be noted here that the taste can change significantly. If potatoes are stored for a long time at temperatures below 5 ° C, the starch they contain is converted into sugar – the result is a sweet taste. In addition, the consistency suffers! We, therefore, recommend that you always prepare potato soup fresh, this is how it tastes best!
Which sausages do you use for potato soup?
Our basic recipe for Viennese sausages is one of the absolute classics among potato soup recipes. But not only tender Viennese taste great as a spicy topping or insert. Spanish chorizo, spicy kabanossi, or crispy sausage chips made from Nürnerger sausages refine potato soup just as delicious.
creamy potato soup
Those who prefer to puree potato soup finely and without pieces should try our ideas for creamy potato soup. A topping made from onions and bacon brings a great, sweet flavor and harmonizes perfectly with the creamy potato taste.
Vegetarian potato soup
Would you like to prepare potato soup purely vegetarian and still quite classic? Then try our recipe for simple potato soup or the creamy combination of broccoli, potatoes, and peas. The latter not only delights your palate but also your wallet. A great recipe idea for the whole family!