Bratwurst and Potato Soup

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Easy to make and delicious to eat, this Bratwurst and Potato Soup is the perfect stick-to-your-ribs fall or winter meal.

What to do with bratwurst besides stick it in a bun and top it with peppers and onions, is a question that I have thought to myself on more than one occasion.

I love using bratwurst as a delicious change of pace from Italian sausage.  We love our Bratwurst and Provolone Stuffed Zucchini, but now that cooler weather has finally arrived I need soup.

This bratwurst and potato soup is my new favorite. I recommend that you triple this recipe so that everyone will have enough for seconds and thirds. It is so so so so so so good.

Just the thought of it makes me happy. It will make you happy too.

How to Make Bratwurst and Potato Soup

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium high heat. Saute onions and carrots and a little salt and pepper for a few minutes until soft and tender.

Add potatoes and broth to the pot. Season with a little salt and pepper.

Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes are very tender. Puree the potatoes with a stick blender until the soup is nice and thick but still has a few chunks of potatoes.

Add the sausage to the pot.

Crockpot Bratwurst and Potato Soup

Can you make this recipe in a crockpot? Yes! It’s super easy.

  1. First, saute the carrots and onions in a skillet (if you haven’t cooked your brats yet, brown them up whole in this step).
  2. Next, add the sauteed veggies (whole brats that you have browned but not cooked through if needed), potatoes and broth to a crockpot or slow cooker.
  3. Cook on LOW for 6 hours or HIGH for 3 hours or until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Remove the sausage and slice it up and puree the potato soup with a stick blender.
  5. Stir in the cream and the sliced brats!

How to Puree Soup

For me, the easiest way to puree pretty much any soup is with a stick blender. I love not having to drag out the blender or food processor and also not to have to worry about the liquid expanding and then blowing up all over the kitchen (it can happen!).

I have gone through many a stick blender in the last 15 years and my favorite so far has been this Kitchenaid model. It’s got 3 speeds which is nice for control and it comes with a couple different attachments which can come in handy. If you want something super basic and cheap, the Hamilton Beach model works just fine, too.

Bratwurst and Potato Soup

Bratwurst and Potato Soup

Bratwurst and Potato Soup is a hearty, filling fall soup perfect for those chilly days!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
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Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: american
Keyword: chicken soup, potato
Servings: 4
Calories: 501kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium carrots shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 12 ounces of cooked and sliced bratwurst
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium high heat. Saute onions and carrots and a little salt and pepper for a few minutes until soft and tender.
  • Add potatoes and broth to the pot.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes are very tender. Puree the potatoes with a stick blender until the soup is nice and thick but still has a few chunks of potatoes.
  • Add the sausage and the cream (or milk) to the pot. Cook over low heat for another 5 minutes until the sausage is heated through. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1693mg | Potassium: 966mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5620IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4mg
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jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

This Post Has 13 Comments
  1. Hey there,
    Some how I finally found your blog all the way over here in Germany. I knew you had one but could never find it. I have enjoyed reading about all the dishes you have been making. Can’t wait to try them all! This one will be especially good for the cold weather ahead! I also love your writing style! Keep up the good work- you’re international now;)

    1. Wow! Germany! You should be able to find some fantastic bratwurst over there! So glad you found me. I hope to see you around here soon! 🙂

  2. It was good to see you and the kiddos at the bounce house this morning. The blog I was telling you about is karaspartyideas.blogspot.com. on the right under categories, you can find tons of party ideas. I make the same pumpkin pancakes. We all love them!

    1. It was great to hang out with you yesterday! The kids had such a great time. Thanks for the link. I’m going to check her out!

  3. Found your recipe on foodgawker. It’s delicious, but I think the broth measurement is wrong. I used 3 cups and the consistency was fine- when I only used 1 and a half it didn’t cover the potatoes enough to simmer them. Still though, great recipe!

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