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Bratwurst Potato Soup in a slow cooker
Slow Cooker Bratwurst Potato Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins

This Slow Cooker Bratwurst Potato Soup is a soul-satisfying soup that's perfect for the cold, winter season!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort Food
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 437 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. bratwurst sausage, removed from casings
  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 (about 1 cup) carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. dried mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. ground sage
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese, for topping if desired
  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add bratwurst sausage removed from casings and cook, breaking up with a spatula until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon to your slow cooker.

  2. Add the potatoes, broth, onions, carrots, garlic, thyme, rosemary, mustard, sage, salt and pepper and bay leaf. Mix until well combined.

  3. Cover and cook on high for 4 1/2 hours or low for 7 hours or until potatoes are fork tender.

  4. Remove bay leaf. Use a potato masher to mash some, not all, of the potatoes to thicken the soup. Add the cream and stir until well combined. Cover and continue to cook for 1/2 an hour on low until warmed through. Serve immediately with shredded cheddar cheese for topping, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Bratwurst Potato Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 790mg34%
Potassium 869mg25%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 527IU11%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.