German Sausage Chowder

This is a wonderful dish on a cold fall evening or winter night. Your family will love the flavor. If you serve this with a nice loaf of homemade bread it makes the perfect meal.


Meal German Refreshment Food Delicious Sausage

  • 1 pound (8 links) fully cooked bratwurst   or knackwurst* cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 medium (2 cups) potatoes, peeled and  chopped
  • 1 medium (1/2 cups) onion, chopped
  • 1 small (4 cups) cabbage, shredded
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Swiss cheese, shredded
  • Snipped parsley


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine sausage, potatoes, onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and a dash of pepper.
  2. Add 2 cups of water.
  3. Bring to boiling and reduce heat.
  4. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are nearly tender.
  5. Stir in cabbage.  Cook 10 minutes more or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Stir in 2 1/2 cups of the milk.
  7. Stir remaining milk into the flour and stir into the soup.
  8. Cook (on low heat as this dish will scorch easily) and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  9. Stir in cheese, cook until it is melted.
  10. Garnish with parsley.

Makes 6 servings.  *Polish sausage may also be used in place of German sausage.


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