Diabetic German Potato Soup

A delicious Diabetic friendly German Potato Soup recipe easily made in your Slow Cooker. This one is a keeper for sure!

diabetic german potato soup

I was in the mood for some soup and had some leftover leeks from another recipe I made so decided to make this Diabetic German Potato Soup in my slow cooker.

soup ingredients in slow cooker
Soup Ingredients in Slow Cooker

I love making soup in the slow cooker. It really doesn’t get much easier than that. Usually involves combining a bunch of ingredients in the slow cooker and letting it do its thing for the rest of the day.

soup ingredients in slow cooker

This German Potato Soup recipe does involve an extra step in that once it is done cooking, you must remove the cooked potatoes from the slow cooker and mash them with a little sour cream before returning them to the slow cooker for serving.

diabetic german potato soup

Trim off the roots and the coarse dark green part of the tops. Cut the leeks in half lengthways. Wash thoroughly. Slice to the desired size.

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how to cut a leek

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I’ve put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon – 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.

And don’t throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.

Do you own an Air Fryer? If you do, check out my Air Fryer Bacon 🥓 article.

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Disclaimer for Diabetic Recipes

Managing your Diabetes from day to day varies from person to person based on several factors: type of diabetes, age, weight, etc.

As a general rule, your best choice will be foods lower in carbs, saturated fat, trans fat, added sugar and sodium. We recommend consulting with a Registered Dietitian about your specific situation.

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Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

bowl of german potato soup

For another great Potato Soup recipe you need to check out my Potato Cheese Soup. Yummy!

You will need the following ingredients to make this Diabetic German Potato Soup recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Yellow Onion, Leek, Carrots, Green Cabbage, Fresh Italian Parsley, Low Sodium Beef Broth, Russet Potatoes, Bay Leaf, Ground Black Pepper, Caraway Seeds, Ground Nutmeg, Bacon and Fat Free Sour Cream.

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the bacon and sour cream in the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-5 hours.
  3. Remove the bay leaf. Use a slotted spoon to remove the potatoes from the slow cooker.
  4. In a bowl, mash the potatoes. Add the sour cream and mix well.
  5. Return the mashed potatoes to the slow cooker. Add the bacon and mix until well combined.

Printable Recipe Card

Diabetic German Potato Soup

Diabetic German Potato Soup

A delicious Diabetic friendly German Potato Soup recipe easily made in your Slow Cooker. This one is a keeper for sure!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 5 minutes
Course Soups & Chowders
Cuisine German
Servings 6
Calories 272 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 Leek, trimmed, split and washed
  • 2 Carrots, Diced
  • 1 cup Green Cabbage, chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 4 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 lb Russet Potatoes, peeled & diced
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1-2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Caraway Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ lb Bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • ½ cup Fat Free Sour Cream

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients except the bacon and sour cream in slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-5 hours.
  • Remove the bay leaf. Use a slotted spoon to remove the potatoes from the slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, mash the potatoes. Add the sour cream and mix well.
  • Return the mashed potatoes to the slow cooker. Add the bacon and mix until well combined.

Notes

Managing your Diabetes from day to day varies from person to person based on several factors: type of diabetes, age, weight, etc. As a general rule, your best choice will be foods lower in carbs, saturated fat, trans fat, added sugar and sodium. We recommend consulting with a Registered Dietitian about your specific situation.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 11gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 983mgPotassium: 894mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3934IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Penny G says:

    I just finished making this recipe for the third time in two weeks. The first time was very good but I didn’t take the potatoes out early enough so they were quite hard. And I didn’t combined the potatoes & sour cream BEFORE I added them to the soup so they curdled some but it all tasted really good. I did everything right the second time but everyone who ate it wanted more so I have now made a third batch. The only thing I didn’t add was the onion ,which we no longer eat. Everyone who I have shared my soup with have said one word….Delicious!

  2. Linda says:

    I am a diabetic so decided to try this Diabetic German Potato Soup. I was not a fan of potato soup before, but after making this recipe I decided it would be one of my regular recipes. Very tasty.

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