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Nana’s Danish Potato Soup Recipe Without Cabbage

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Family cookbooks are always a favorite way to make meals. The recipes tend to bring a sense of nostalgia and even family reunions right into the kitchen. For many people the recipes are in the form of a delicious soup that makes them remember coming in from playing in the snow and warming up with a meal in a bowl. Adding a Danish potato soup recipe to your own cookbook is definitely the way to go. A treasured recipe passed down through the generations to enjoy on a chilly day!

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Nana’s Danish Potato Soup Recipe Without Cabbage

It’s spring break, it’s nearing the end of March and it’s still cold outside. The first day of spring was two days ago and I feel like actual spring temperatures are no where in sight. What to do when it’s cold outside? Time for another soup recipe!

I’m sharing this recipe with you from my own personal family cookbook. When my Nana would make soup of any kind (tomato soup, hamburger soup, potato soup and so many others) the whole family would gather for some good eating! Her soup recipes always contained the most delicious ingredients and were so flavorful, particularly the next day. You’ll indeed want to add my Nana’s Danish potato soup recipe to your own personal cookbook!

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How do you serve soup?

Soup doesn’t always have to be served as main courses. You can also serve it as a side dish or even an appetizer. It all depends on the size of bowl (or cup) you are using and what else you are serving with it. You can never go wrong with soup and salad!

Where’s the cabbage?

My Nana’s recipe does have cabbage but I chose not to put it in my pot of soup. Because my family is not really fans of cabbage. You of course can add the 2 cups of chopped cabbage in with the other vegetables. Here’s the thing… I don’t think that you can ever go wrong with Danish soup. Make it your own!

Creamy Soup Recipe

This delicious hearty soup is so easy to make and a family favorite! I love making my Nana’s recipes because it reminds me of her and the soups that she would make our family. I really hope that you enjoy this one as much as I do!


2-4 cups diced ham (or 1 ham bone)

4-6 red potatoes, diced

3 celery stalks

1/4 cup fresh parsley

6 green onions, sliced

2 carrots, diced

3 tablespoons flour

1 cup light cream

dash of nutmeg

*optional: Sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese.

Danish Potato Soup Tips:

Add 2 cups chopped cabbage if you want to make this soup recipe authentic. I’m just not a fan of cabbage flavor!

Most Danish recipes tend to be a little on the bland side, but you can always add a teaspoon of salt, some black pepper or a chopped medium onion to the soup pot if you prefer a soup that is more flavorful.


If using a ham bone: In a soup kettle bring ham bone and 2 quarts water to a boil. Reduce to medium-high heat and simmer for 1 hour (until meat pulls away from the bone). Remove ham bone and trim ham off. Discard bone. Cut up ham and then follow instructions below.

If using pre-cooked diced ham (sold in a package):

Place diced ham in large pot (I prefer this large stock pot ) with 8 cups water. You can boil while cutting up the vegetables.

diced ham

Cut up all the vegetables.

danish potato soup vegetables

Place cut vegetables together in pot with diced ham and cook on medium heat for 40 minutes.

danish potato soup recipe without cabbage

Stir together flour and 1/4 cup cold water in small separate bowl. Then slowly pour into soup, stirring constantly.

flour and water mixture

Increase heat to bring soup to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.

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Reduce to low heat and stir in cream.

light cream soup

Remove from heat and sprinkle a dash of nutmeg on each bowlful just before serving.

More tips for making Danish potato soup:

Not ready to serve and need to keep the soup warm? Pour into a slow cooker or Crockpot and set to warm.

Top with some sour cream and shredded cheese if that’s what you prefer or you can serve this soup as is.

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Serve this recipe in some fun soup bowls!


blog owner at Seeing Dandy Blog
A mom blogger for over 15 years, Tara Smith lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her audiologist husband and four kids. Her blog has been featured on local media television shows like News 4 Great Day and Show Me St. Louis, as well as in the Farmhouse Style Magazine for Country Sampler. She loves to travel, explore the Midwest, make crafts and read.

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