Delicious German Riesling Soup Recipe to Die for

Step into a world of savory aromas and rich flavors with this German Riesling Soup Recipe. With its unique blend of ingredients, this soup is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied.

As a lover of all things savory, I have been on a quest to find the perfect soup recipe for years. After countless trials and experiments, I can confidently say that this German Riesling Soup is an absolute winner.

If you’re looking for a hearty and wholesome soup that will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure, then look no further than this delicious recipe. Made with fresh flat-leaf parsley, unsalted butter, chicken broth, and German Riesling wine – this recipe blends harmonious flavors in a nutritious meal that will leave you feeling fulfilled.

So come along with me on this gastronomic journey as we explore the delicate balance between sweet and savory in this traditional soup Bavarian style. Indulge your senses with its enticing aroma and its exquisite texture that will make your heart flutter with delight.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

German Riesling Soup
German Riesling Soup

If you’re a fan of German cuisine, then this German Riesling Soup recipe is a must-try. This soup is not only delicious but also showcases the unique and distinct flavors of Germany. Here are a few reasons why I think you will love this recipe:

Firstly, it’s made with German Riesling wine, which adds a lovely sweetness and depth of flavor to the soup. If you’re a fan of wine in cooking, then this soup will definitely impress your taste buds.

Secondly, the combination of sliced leeks, finely chopped onion, and grated turnip in the soup provides a hearty and comforting texture that pairs well with the tender bits of beef or chicken. The addition of butter and heavy cream further enhances its richness.

Thirdly, this German Riesling Soup is very versatile when it comes to pairing options. You can enjoy it as an appetizer or main course dish, followed by a light salad on the side. It’s also a great option to serve at family gatherings or potluck dinners.

Lastly, this recipe can be easily customized to fit different dietary needs. You can swap out the beef for smoked ham or opt for vegetable broth instead of chicken if you prefer a vegetarian option.

Overall, this German Riesling Soup recipe is perfect for those who appreciate the unique flavors of Germany and want to try something new and delicious. So go ahead and give it a try!

Ingredient List

 A warm bowl of German Riesling soup to brighten up your day
A warm bowl of German Riesling soup to brighten up your day

Here are the ingredient list for this delicious German riesling soup recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 medium leeks, white and light green parts sliced and washed
  • 1 lb turnip, peeled and grated
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup German riesling
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp. heavy cream
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (optional)

The ingredients for this soup recipe are simple and easy to find in any grocery store. One of the most important ingredients is the German riesling wine – it adds a unique taste to the dish that sets it apart from other types of soups. You’ll also need some basic seasoning such as salt, pepper, and cinnamon. The heavy cream is used to give the soup its creamy texture, while the fresh flat-leaf parsley adds a touch of freshness at the end. Follow this recipe ingredient list carefully and you’ll have a hearty and flavorful soup in no time!

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect pairing of Riesling wine and soup in one delicious bowl
The perfect pairing of Riesling wine and soup in one delicious bowl

Step 1: Cook the Onion and Leeks

In a large pot, I heat 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter over medium heat. Then, I add the 1 medium onion, chopped and 3 medium leeks, white and light green parts sliced and washed, and cook for about 5 minutes until they begin to soften.

Step 2: Add the Turnips

Next, I add in the 1 lb turnip, peeled and grated, along with a pinch of kosher salt and black pepper.

Step 3: Pour in the Wine

I pour in 4 cups of chicken broth, followed by 1 bottle (750 ml) of German Riesling wine.

Step 4: Simmer the Soup

I bring the soup to a boil then reduce it to simmer for about 30 minutes or until the turnips are tender.

Step 5: Blend the Soup

After letting it cool slightly, I use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it’s completely smooth.

Step 6: Add Heavy Cream

Then, I add in 4 tbsp of heavy cream to the soup and blend again until it’s fully combined.

Step 7: Season and Serve

Finally, I taste and season the soup with additional kosher salt and black pepper as needed. Once ready, I serve with fresh flat-leaf parsley sprinkled on top.

Enjoy your creamy and comforting German Riesling Soup recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 Aromatic herbs and spices blend perfectly with the fruity Riesling wine
Aromatic herbs and spices blend perfectly with the fruity Riesling wine

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients to make this German Riesling soup your own. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Instead of beef or chicken broth, use vegetable broth for a vegetarian version of the soup.

– If you don’t have Riesling wine on hand, try using another dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

– You can substitute the turnip with celery root, which will give the soup a similar earthy taste.

– Try adding some chopped smoked ham to make it more protein-packed and flavorful. You can also add diced potatoes for a classic potato soup twist.

– For the cheese lovers, top the soup with some thinly sliced Camembert cheese.

– If you want to add a bit of acidity and richness to the soup, red wine could be used instead of white.

– To make a lentil soup with Riesling flair swap out beef or chicken stock for vegetable stock and add cooked lentils to the soup mixture.

– Spice up traditional onion soup by making Ueberbackene zwiebelsuppe (boiled onion soup) by substituting leeks with 2 large finely chopped onions and topping it off grated cheese.

These are just a few ideas – get creative and experiment with your favorite ingredients!

Serving and Pairing

 A hearty soup that's perfect for chilly evenings
A hearty soup that’s perfect for chilly evenings

After all the hard work of cooking, it’s time to enjoy the delicious German Riesling Soup! This soup is best served hot and garnished with freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley, which adds a bright pop of color and a fresh aroma to the dish.

When paired with the right accompaniment, the flavors in this soup come to life. The light-bodied German Riesling wine used in the recipe pairs perfectly with the savory beef and chicken broth base. The subtle acidity of the wine complements the rich, earthy flavors of the turnips and leeks.

For a complete meal, serve the German Riesling soup with a hearty crusty bread or garlic croutons on top for added crunch. You can also add some vegetables, like celery root or carrots, to give some extra texture to each bite.

If you’re looking for something more substantial, consider serving the soup alongside some ham or other pork dishes with red wine pairing. Additionally, Camembert cheese soup also goes really well with Riesling wine pairings.

Enjoy this soup on chilly evenings by pairing it with a warm blanket and good company. Prost! (Cheers!)

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Delight your taste buds with this unique and flavorful Riesling soup
Delight your taste buds with this unique and flavorful Riesling soup

One great thing about this German Riesling Soup Recipe is that it can be made ahead of time, making meal planning much easier! Once finished, allow the soup to cool to room temperature before transferring it to an airtight container. It can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

To reheat, simply transfer the soup from the fridge or freezer into a pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and allow it to simmer for 5-10 minutes or until it has reached your desired temperature. Keep in mind that when reheating, you may need to add some chicken broth or water as the soup may become thicker.

Another great idea is to freeze individual portions in resealable bags for quick and easy meals later on. To thaw, remove from the freezer and place in the fridge overnight or transfer directly from the freezer into a pot on the stove.

When it comes to make-ahead recipes, this German Riesling Soup Recipe is definitely one of my go-to’s because it’s always delicious no matter when you serve it.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A bowl of comfort food with a twist of German Riesling
A bowl of comfort food with a twist of German Riesling

To ensure that your German Riesling soup is perfectly delicious, there are some tips you need to follow. Here are a few pointers to make sure you have the best possible results.

Firstly, make sure that all your ingredients are fresh, especially the vegetables. Fresh vegetables will give the soup a richer, tastier and more complex flavour.

Secondly, do not rush the cooking process. Take time when sautéing the vegetables to bring out their best taste and aroma.

Thirdly, when substituting ingredients, be wise with your choices. Use substitutes that will complement the remaining ingredients and enhance the taste of the soup.

Another important point is to adjust salt seasoning throughout the cooking process. Salt helps to draw out and enhance flavors, but adding too much at once can make it overly salty.

Also, simmering the soup for an additional 5-10 minutes after adding the heavy cream will thicken the broth and give your soup a rich and silky texture.

Lastly, be creative with your soup toppings! Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, black pepper or grated camembert cheese will create a unique flavour to your dish.

By following these tips, you’ll ensure that you have a perfectly rich and flavorful German Riesling Soup that’s sure to impress everyone who tries it!


Before wrapping up this recipe article, I would like to address some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the German Riesling Soup recipe. Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced home cook, it’s always good to have any lingering doubts cleared up before diving into a dish. Let’s take a look at some questions that may come up as you prepare this delicious soup.

What is the most famous German soup?

German Potato Soup, also known as “Kartoffelsuppe,” is a beloved dish in Germany that offers a rich and comforting experience in every bowl. With a few simple steps, you can now make this popular soup in the comfort of your own kitchen.

What soup is popular in Germany?

German restaurants offer a varied selection of soup options for patrons to choose from. Some popular choices include oxtail soup, beef or chicken broth with accompaniments like noodles, dumplings, or rice. Other soup varieties include goulash, split pea, cream of asparagus, turtle soup (known as Echte Schildkrötensuppe), and cream of lobster.

What do Germans eat with Riesling?

German Rieslings are a versatile wine that complement various flavors and dishes. Whether you’re munching on Chinese food, enjoying Cajun cuisine or Tex-Mex with cilantro, roasted pork or duck, seafood, Thai food, or salad with vinaigrette, German Rieslings have got you covered.

What type of soup do Germans have?

As a sommelier, it’s important for me to suggest dishes that pair well with different types of wine. To that end, there are a variety of soups that are commonly found on German menus in the fall. These soups range from pumpkin soup to Bavarian beer soup, and each has its own distinct flavors and ingredients. Other popular options include pea soup, potato soup, and goulash soup. For those looking to try something new, North German fish soup and Bavarian Griessknödel soup are excellent choices as well. One soup that you might not have heard of is Flädle soup. While not as well-known as some other options, this hearty soup is definitely worth trying.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the German Riesling soup recipe is a must-try for any soup lover. It’s full of rich and complex flavors that will tantalize your taste buds, and it’s an excellent addition to any culinary repertoire. The ingredients are easy to find, and with the simple steps provided in the recipe, you can create a delicious and satisfying meal in no time.

Not only is this soup tasty, but it’s also versatile. You can pair it with a wide range of dishes, from hearty meats like beef or chicken to lighter fare like salads or vegetable dishes. It’s perfect for cold winter nights when you need a warm and comforting meal but can be enjoyed any time of year.

So why not give this German Riesling soup recipe a try? Not only will you enjoy its unique and delicious flavors, but you’ll also impress family and friends with your culinary skills. And who knows – it may just become your new favorite soup recipe!

German Riesling Soup

German Riesling Soup Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine German
Calories 1150.7 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 lb turnip, peeled and grated
  • 3 medium leeks, white and light green parts,sliced and washed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups riesling wine
  • 2 cups beef or 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 fluid ounces heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley


  • Melt the butter in a soup pot; add the turnips, leeks, and onion, and season with the salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook the vegetables over medium heat until soft and tender, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure they do not brown.
  • Add the wine to the vegetables and simmer over medium heat to reduce by about one half- this will take about 10 minutes.
  • In a blender, process the soup to a coarsely-textured puree.
  • Return the soup to the pan, add the broth, and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes.
  • Add the cream and continue to simmer for 3 to 4 minutes more to thicken slightly.
  • Serve the soup in warmed bowls with a sprinkling of parsley on top.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 324gCalories: 1150.7kcalCarbohydrates: 23.4gProtein: 12.5gFat: 103gSaturated Fat: 47.5gCholesterol: 183.2mgSodium: 1301.3mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 8.9g
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