Fast & Easy German Potato Soup

This hearty German Potato soup is easy to make – and so fast because the potatoes are already prepared for you. (No, it’s not cheating. It’s ingenious.)

Fast & Easy German Potato Soup

  • 1 c chopped onion
  • 1 c chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cans READ German Potato Salad, chopped
  • 12 oz  beer, preferably a light ale
  • ¾ c chicken broth
  • 1 c diced ham, smoked turkey or sliced smoked sausage, optional (6 oz)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • rye croutons, optional
  • crumbled bacon, optional
  1. The easiet way to chop potato salad: remove top from can, insert clean kitchen scissors into potato salad and snip until chopped.

  2. Sauté onion and bell pepper in oil in a Dutch oven or 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until onion just starts to brown, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add potato salad, beer, broth and meat, if using; stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt, if desired, pepper and parsley.

  4. Serve topped with rye croutons and bacon, if desired.

You may substitute an equal amount chicken broth for the beer, if desired.


Recipe and photos courtesy of READ salads

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