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Kid-Friendly Soup with Potatoes and Sausages

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Simple kid-friendly soup with potato, carrots, and sausages. An easy soup recipe for any fussy eater out there!


Potato Carrot Soup with Sausages (Soup for Kids)

A kid-friendly soup? Is there any soup that can deserve such a name? Yes, of course. This one. Carrots, potatoes, and sausages. Nothing more, nothing less. So little and yet so much. Somehow magical. Where is the magic?


Magical Soup for Children


Well, if you have kids, you will understand the magic. The magic of going through a meal completely silent, the magic of not hearing “I am not eating that or that” or “Can I leave that out?” or “Somehow I don’t really like it” or the best one “It tastes very good but I don’t like it”.

There is nothing NOTHING to which they can object here. Only carrots, potatoes, and sausages. And I have yet to meet a child, who doesn’t like the three.

You will think, this is such a simple, basic soup, one really doesn’t need a recipe for it. I know, I know, I thought the same thing and actually didn’t really intend to post this.

But after experiencing, again and again, the magic of this kid-friendly soup, I thought it would be quite selfish to keep this away from you. If it helps only one or two mothers out there than I am happy. I know what it is to have fussy eaters at the table.

Fast forward 5 years later: my kids are not really fussy about food anymore. I think being perseverent and always insisting they try everything that I cooked paid off. They still have some veggies they don’t like (mushrooms and Brussels sprouts, for instance), but they do eat most anything.

They even love fish (even canned tuna) nowadays and that is really something! 🙂

But still, this potato sausage soup or kids soup (how they call it) remains a favorite, I cannot even count how many times I’ve cooked a version of it or another.


Magical Soup for Children




  • There isn’t really much I can say, you only need some potatoes, onions, carrots, and sausages.
  • A bit of peeling, chopping, and cooking and you’re done.
  • It doesn’t really matter what kind of sausage you use.
  • I bought some quite spicy, smoked, typical German pork sausages this time. I like them because they add some extra heartiness.
  • Otherwise, any kind of sausage is your friend here.
  • The only thing to keep in mind is to make sure that the sausages are cooked through in the soup, in case you are using uncooked sausages.
  • If you are using pre-cooked sausages like wieners, frankfurters or sausages sold from the shelf (not refrigerator) of the supermarket, you just need to slice and heat them through in the soup.
  • And if you have leftover bratwurst or other grilled sausages, don’t be shy, chop them and reheat them in this kids’ soup.


More soup recipes for kids?

Cream of Turkey Soup – What to do with the turkey leftovers? This amazing cream of turkey soup with potatoes and vegetables.

Homemade Chicken and Potato Soup with Peas – An easy to make, healthy recipe with potatoes, peas, carrots, and lots of parsley. 

Creamy Carrot Soup with Milk – My favorite cream of carrot soup made with milk, only a few ingredients, but so much flavor. 

Rosol – Polish Soup – A well-known, basic recipe for a clear chicken soup with noodles and vegetables.

Romanian Semolina Dumpling Soup – How to make chicken stock and semolina dumplings – Romanian supa de galusti. 

First published: October 10th, 2015.

Last updated: April 27th, 2020.


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Kid-Friendly Soup with Potatoes and Sausages

Delicious and straightforward kid-friendly soup with potato, carrots, and sausages. An easy soup recipe for any fussy eater out there!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Adina


  • 1.5 lbs carrots
  • 1.5 lbs potatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 4 sausages See note
  • some parsley
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Peel and chop the carrots and the potatoes. Finely chop the onions.
  • Saute: Melt the butter in a soup pan and cook the onions until translucent. Add the carrots and continue cooking for about 5 minutes. Add the potatoes and keep cooking for about 3 minutes.
  • Cook: Add the stock, cover the pan, bring to a boil, and cook for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, cut the sausages into slices. Lower the heat and add the sausage slices to the soup. Leave for about 5 minutes until the sausages are cooked or heated through, and the vegetables are soft.
  • Adjust the taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle the chopped parsley on top.


You can use almost any kind of sausages or leftover grilled bratwurst/sausages.
If using raw sausages, make sure you cook them through in the soup.
Cooked sausages or something like wiener/frankfurters only needs to be heated through.


Serving: 1/4 of the soup | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1163mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 12g
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Wednesday 7th of December 2022

Just finished prep and waiting on the boil. i am excited to see what my kiddo thinks of this soup. I think she's going to love it! I used chicken apple sausage.


Wednesday 7th of December 2022

It sounds great! Thank you for the feedback.

Angie@Angie's Recipes

Tuesday 13th of October 2015

Indeed a very comforting and delicious soup!


Tuesday 13th of October 2015

Haha - I don't have children yet, but I loved this post. I can only imagine how taxing it can be to try and please the palates of little ones. This looks delicious!


Tuesday 13th of October 2015

Thank you, Grace. So my husband was pleased, but I always think he has a bit of a child's taste in food. :) :)


Monday 12th of October 2015

this looks like a supremely satisfying soup! good for the soul, and all that, and it would please adults just as easily as it pleases kids!