Betty's Bavarian Potato, Sausage and Bacon Soup

Betty's Bavarian Potato, Sausage And Bacon Soup Recipe

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Betty Bramanis


This is one of my families favourites. A creamy potato soup, with lashings of bacon and German style sausages - this is a meal in a bowl with a real Bavarian flavour. Serve with crusty bread and butter. We used to live and hour away from the the most amazing German restaurant. We moved and that restaurant is now now 28 hour drive away. This recipe took many attempts to get it just right, I'm keeping it here so I don't lose it - ever. As we have lactose intolerant family members, I use lactose free milk.


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About 10
20 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


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    2 tablespoons butter
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    1/2 pound bacon, diced
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    1 large onion, diced
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    1 large onion, diced
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    2 celery stalks, diced
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    8 cups beef stock
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    2 bay leaves
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    1 teaspoon marjoram
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    1 teaspoon fennel seeds
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    8 juniper berries
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    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
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    1/2 cup chopped parsley
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    1.5 lb (750g) red "desiree" potoates, peeled and chopped small
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    5 contiental sausages (i like knackwurst), sliced into coins
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    3 1/2 cups milk
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    1 cup powdered, dried potatoes

How to Make Betty's Bavarian Potato, Sausage and Bacon Soup


  1. Make sure you have pre-chopped all your veggies and bacon.
  2. In a large stock pot heat the butter. Add the bacon and all the veggies - yes all. Over a medium heat stir continually and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, herbs, pepper. Simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the milk and the chopped German Sausages. Add the powdered potatoes and stir well ensuring no lumps. Simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  5. If you can find the juniper berries and bay leaves, remove them. If you can't. Just pre warn your guests or family NOT to eat them,
  6. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!

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About Betty's Bavarian Potato, Sausage and Bacon Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: German
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids

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