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German Potato Soup

This soup is Marco’s – he made it the way he remembers his grandmother’s soup, but without peeling the potatoes (because who has time for that, and there’s so much fibre, vitamins and other good things in the peels!)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: German
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1.5 kg potatoes, cubed (with the skin)
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 yellow turnip, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 medium leek, sliced
  • 1 bouquet garni (parsley, thyme, bay leaf)
  • 4 vegan vienna sausages, in chunks (optional)
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 splash white wine (optional)


  • Clean the potatoes and vegetables, and place in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the water and salt, and cook everything until the potatoes are soft (about 30 minutes).
  • Add the herbs and pepper, and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the vegan vienna sausages, and a splash of wine for a more rounded flavour, and cook a little longer before serving.