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Quick & Easy German Potato Soup

Quick & Easy German Potato Soup

Course 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


  • The easiet way to chop potato salad: remove top from can, insert clean kitchen scissors into potato salad and snip until chopped.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve topped with rye croutons and bacon, if desired.
Keyword oktoberfest