Knoephla Soup

Gramma B


Homemade is always better and this recipe says just that. I takes more effort to cut things up and make homemade knoephla noodles, but it is so worth it. I got this recipe from a friend, but I made some changes after I had made it several times. No matter where I bring it, everyone loves it, and I never have leftovers. My work place just had a Chili/Soup Cook-Off and I won with this recipe, and they were still asking for more.


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  • 2
    eggs (i add an extra one -- just because)
  • 1
    tsp. salt
  • 2
    16 oz. carton sour cream
  • 1 c
    flour - you will need to adjust as you want your dough to not be too sticky, and to hold it's shape. it seems i usually add more than the recipe calls for.
  • 2 c
    potatoes,- diced (use less or more if desired)
  • 1 large
    onion - chopped (i like more - that's up to you)
  • 1 c
    celery (you may use less or more depending on your taste)
  • 1 c
    carrots - sliced, about a 1/4" thick
  • 1/2 jar(s)
    l. b. jamison's soup base - or you may use another brand

How to Make Knoephla Soup


  1. Mix eggs, salt and 1 carton of sour cream together. Add enough flour to make a thick, semi-sticky dough.
    Fill a kettle with water (this depends on how much soup you are making, but use a good size kettle). Add potatoes and carrots, simmer until 3/4 done.
    While these are boiling (or a very strong simmer), simmer 1 - 2 TBSP butter in a small pan and add diced carrots and celery, heat till tender. Add this to potatoes.
    While this is at a strong simmer, add knoephla by making "small dumplings" using a teaspoon and cutting into the knoephla dough as big as you want the knoephla to be. (the bigger the size or "dumpling", the longer they will need to cook) The knoephla will double in size, you may want to test a few samples to see what size you want. The knoephla is done when they rise to the top.
    Take off the burner and add the 2nd carton of sour cream. Enjoy.

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About Knoephla Soup

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Heirloom

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