This German sausage soup is packed with potatoes and green beans, giving you a filling comfort dish that your family will love. It’s such a simple soup dish to toss together that you can make it on the stove or in the slow cooker!
Enjoying a nice bowl of green bean and potato soup sounds like a great way to end a chilly day during the colder months of the year, and you’re right! Cuddling up to a bowl of hot soup is always a good fall/winter pastime.
About This Green Bean and Potato Soup
This soup is a huge hit on my husband’s side of the family, and because I’m a huge soup lover myself, I’ve adopted it. It’s so easy to make and there are always a ton of leftovers for the following day! You’re going to love this frugal soup recipe
German Sausage Soup Ingredients
-Sausage: You will need 1 pound of cooked usage that has been crumbled into small pieces.
-Onion: Use one medium diced onion to help bring flavor and aromatics into the dish.
-Green beans: You will want to use 1/2-3/4 of a pound of fresh green beans that have been washed, trimmed, and cut into halves or thirds depending on how long they are.
-Potatoes: Use 3-4 medium-sized russet potatoes that have been scrubbed well and diced into same-size pieces.
-Mushrooms: You can add in a can of mushrooms or one pound of wahsed and sliced mushrooms if desired. Our kids don’t like mushrooms so we often leave them out.
-Water: You will need 6 cups of water to be the base of this tasty soup recipe.
-Beef bullion: To make the broth of the soup even tastier, add in 3 beef bullion cubes or 3 teaspoons of the beef bullion from a jar.
-Salt: Use 1 tablespoon of your favorite seasoning salt blend.
-Dried basil: Use 1 teaspoon of dried basil for added flavor.
-Summer savory seasoning: For added flavor use 1 teaspoon of summer savory seasoning blend.
How to Make German Sausage Soup
Add the sausage to the pot and cook it on low while you wash and trim the green beans.
Add the beans to the pot and then scrub and cut the potatoes.
Add the potatoes to the pot, dice, and add onion.
Add in everything else, and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
Turn down the heat to a simmer and let it cook for another 2 hours.
You can also add everything to a crockpot and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
- 1 lb Sausage, cooked into small pieces
- 1 med Onion diced
- 1/2-3/4 lb Fresh Green Beans cut into halves or thirds
- 3-4 med Russet Potatoes, scrubbed and diced
- 1 can 1lb Mushrooms *optional
- 6 cups Water
- 3 tsp Beef Bullion (or 3 bouillon cubes)
- 1 tbsp Seasoning Salt
- 1 tsp Dried Basil
- 1 tsp Summer Savory Seasoning
- Add the sausage to a large pot. Cook on low while you wash and trim the green beans.
- Add in the green beans and then wash and scrub the potatoes. Dice potatoes and add them to the pot.
- Dice your onion and add it to the pot as well.
- Add in everything else and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and let it cook for 2 hours.
- Alternatively You can make this soup in the slow cooker by adding all of the ingredients to the pot and cooking on low for 10-12 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
What Kind of Sausage Should I Use?
You can use any type of sausage to make this soup (you can even use ground turkey or beef if it’s easier to find) Honestly, I used turkey bratwurst and just removed the casing before cooking it. So use what you love or what you have on hand.
Can I Use Red Potatoes?
You could if you wanted to! I personally like russet because the texture when they’re in soups and stews is pretty nice and comforting. Not to mention that they are the cheapest potato variety! But if you’d like your potatoes to have a little more bite to them or to have your soup feel a little less starchy, red or yellow potatoes are both great options.
How Do I Prep Fresh Green Beans?
You can prepare your fresh green beans by placing them in a colander and running cool water over the tops to wash off dirt, toss with your hands to make sure the water gets over all of the beans. Shake off some of the wetness and then lay a few on a cutting board. With a sharp knife remove about an inch on either side, cutting where the hard stem parts are, leaving only the fresh green beanstalks. The amount you trim will vary per green bean, after that cut as directed in the recipe.
Where Do I Find These Seasonings?
As odd as Summer Savory or Seasoning Salt might sound, both are pretty common seasoning ingredients that you can find inside the seasoning section at our local grocery store. I promise, once you try them, you’ll be trying to find even more recipes to sneak them into. They make all of the difference!
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With a filling and delicious comfort dish like this German sausage soup, you’re going to love dinner. This green bean and potato soup is an incredible way to round out the day.