German Potato Soup

German Potato Soup

German Potato Soup (or kartoffelsuppe) is usually made with lots of fresh vegetables and a wholesome broth, but most traditional versions often include fatty sausages and bacon.

When the temperature drops and you’re craving a hearty soup to warm up, whip up a batch of this healthier German Potato Soup.

It features nonfat yogurt to get a creamy consistency and lots of veggies to ramp up the flavor. Topped with crunchy turkey bacon bits, this recipe isn’t short on flavor!

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German Potato Soup

You won't be missing the extra calories in this lighter version of German potato soup, especially when there are crunchy turkey bacon bits sprinkled on top.
Course Soup
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings, approx. 1½ cups each
Calories 241 kcal
Author BODi


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 slices turkey bacon, chopped
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium leek, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage (about ½ head)
  • 4 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth
  • 3 medium potatoes, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. caraway seeds
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 4 Tbsp. reduced-fat (2%) plain yogurt


  1. Heat oil in large saucepot over medium high heat.

  2. Add turkey bacon, onion, leek, carrots, and cabbage; cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 7 minutes, or until vegetables soften.

  3. Add broth, potatoes, bay leaf, caraway seeds, pepper, salt, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 12 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.

  4. Place 2 cups of soup in blender (or food processor); cover with lid and kitchen towel. Blend until almost smooth.*

  5. Return blended soup to saucepot; mix well.

  6. Serve each portion topped with 1 Tbsp. yogurt.

Recipe Notes

* Before blending hot liquids, check your blender manufacturer’s guidelines and safety instructions as some blenders may not be intended for such use.

Nutrition Facts
German Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 455mg20%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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