German Potato Soup With Wieners – Gluten Free

Published on Dec 05, 2023

  by   Kristina Stosek

3 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4. - 6
Add a Rating
​This post may contain affiliate links, please see our privacy policy for details

There’s nothing quite like a warm, hearty bowl of German Potato Soup with Wieners. This hearty German potato soup is velvety and made with a blend of vegetables and smoky wieners. Add a slice of Gluten Free German Potato Bread or our most popular Gluten Free Italian Bread, and this robust soup becomes a satisfying home-cooked meal.

German potato soup with winers in a bowl with a slice of bread


One of the charms of German Potato Soup is its simplicity, but don’t let that fool you. The basic ingredients, such as onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, and celery, are the base of this soup.

The soup is partially pureed, which is what gives the soup a thick, velvety texture. The flavor comes from herbs such as thyme, bay leaves, and thinly sliced seared gluten free winers. 

onions, celery, potatoes, carrots and herbs simmering in a pot


All the ingredients in this traditional German dish are gluten free, except the wieners. By replacing them with gluten free wieners, this soup becomes gluten free.

There are some gluten free options for wieners available. Therefore, checking the latest product information on the packaging or the manufacturer’s website for the most up-to-date details is crucial. Here are some popular brands:

  • Applegate Farms: They offer a variety of natural and organic meat products, and some of their hot dogs are labeled gluten-free.
  • Boar’s Head: Boar’s Head produces a range of deli meats, including hot dogs. 
  • Wellshire Farms: This brand is known for producing natural and organic meat products, and some of their hot dogs may be gluten-free.
  • Aidells: Aidells is known for its gourmet sausages; some varieties may be gluten-free. 
  • Hebrew National: While not all varieties may be gluten-free, Hebrew National does offer some gluten-free hot dog options.

overview of German potato soup in a bowl topped with herbs


If you are following a plant-based diet, you can substitute the following ingredients to keep this soup vegan.

Chicken broth – Use vegetable broth or try our amazing homemade mushroom broth

Cream – Use dairy-free options such as coconut milk 

Wieners – Some supermarkets offer gluten free vegan options

I recommend adding 1/2 teaspoon of gluten free liquid smoke for extra flavor when using vegan wieners or sausages.

soup in a spoon close up view


Easy preparation

Potato soup is easy to make, even for those with limited cooking skills. The simplicity of the ingredients and the cooking process make it an attractive option for home cooks and busy families looking for a quick and nourishing meal.

Hearty Comfort Food 

Potato soup is warm and hearty, making it a classic comfort food. The creamy texture and rich flavor bring the feeling of nostalgia and coziness, providing comfort during colder seasons when looking for a satisfying meal.


Potatoes are economical and widely available, making potato soup an accessible and cost-effective meal for many people. Its affordability has historically made it a staple in many homes.


As per Mayo Clinic Health, Potatoes are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. This German soup can offer a well-rounded and satisfying meal when combined with other nutritious ingredients, such as various vegetables and wieners.

Family-Friendly Dish

Potato soup’s mild flavor and creamy consistency making it a family-friendly dish that children and adults love.

german potato soup with wieners overview close up


Elevate your German Potato Soup experience by adding toppings to add flavor and another texture. Here are some delicious toppings to consider:

  • Crunchy bacon bits: Crispy bacon adds a smoky, salty crunch that pairs perfectly with the soup’s creamy texture. Sprinkle generously for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Cheddar or Gruyère Cheese: Grated cheddar or Gruyère cheese can be melted on top of the hot soup, creating a gooey, savory layer that complements the richness of the potatoes.
  • Chives or Green Onions: Freshly chopped chives or green onions contribute a mild onion flavor and a pop of color, providing a refreshing contrast to the hearty soup.
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt: A dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt not only adds a creamy texture but also introduces a tangy element that balances the soup’s richness.
  • Crispy Fried Onions: Add a delightful crunch to your soup by sprinkling crispy fried onions on top. These golden-brown bits contribute both texture and a hint of sweetness.
  • Fresh Herbs: Garnish your potato soup with a handful of fresh herbs like parsley, dill, or thyme. These herbs add a burst of freshness and another layer of flavor.


Personalize the German soup with these recommendations:

Potatoes: Replace half the potatoes with nutritious sweet potatoes or cauliflower. This brings another dimension to the soup.

Celery: The original German potato soup is made with celeriac root. If you can get your hands on this flavorful root, use 2 cups of cubed celeriac. YUM

Herbs and spices: To change the flavor, use your favorite herbs such as marjoram, dill, or rosemary. Or spices such as paprika, chili powder, or cayenne for an extra boost of spice.

Heavy Cream: Make the soup dairy-free using coconut milk (canned), or, to keep the soup lighter, use a dairy-free milk option.

Gluten Free Wieners: Enjoy thinly sliced gluten-free sausage such as Italian or Bratwurst.

creamy potato soup in a bowl with a spoon


Whether you’re seeking a bowl of warmth to combat the winter chill or a taste of authentic German cuisine, German Potato Soup with Wieners satisfies hunger and offers the warm feeling of a home-cooked meal. To complete your meal, add a slice of this delicious Gluten Free German Apple Cake. YUM!

Let’s connect

Meet Kristina. Passionate about creating delicious, innovative gluten free recipes, and author of two gluten free cookbooks, “Entertaining The Gluten Free Way” and “Small Bites The Gluten Free Way”.

Be sure to FOLLOW US on FACEBOOK or, check us out on PINTEREST. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter. We always have something new and exciting for you! 

Many thanks!

Kristina x

Leave a Comment

Add a Rating

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *