Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Eintopf means "one pot". There are as many recipes for Eintopt as there are cooks in Germany, but this one is my favorite. I use a loop of smoked turkey sausage to cut down on the fat. Also, the frozen French-cut green beans are rarely available in my small town, so I often use the canned variety. They are almost as good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb Polish sausage, partly skinned
  • 1 lb carrot, scraped and sliced
  • 10 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen French-cut green beans
  • 2 onions, peel and slice
  • 10 cups water (you can use all or part chicken broth as well)
  • 14 teaspoon fines herbes, dried
  • salt
  • pepper
  • maggi seasoning


  1. Put the first six ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 1 hour.
  2. Add the herbs.
  3. Adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper and Maggi seasoning.
  4. Creativity is encouraged.
  5. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

We loved this! I cooked this in the crock pot using turkey sausage,baby carrots,creamer potatoes with the skin on,sweet onions and all chicken broth. I also added garlic. Thanks so much for posting!

mydesigirl July 06, 2008

This is a fantastic base recipe for an easy weeknight dinner. It's great as written, but I can also imagine it would be great with some fresh tomatoes, squash, or any herbs you might happen to have around. I picked a little dill from my garden for this, and it was wonderful. I used chicken stock for mine, and thought it added a nice body to the broth.

EmmyDuckie July 02, 2008

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