Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup Recipe
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Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

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This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. I was raised on a farm and these ingredients were readily available in our area. We have many potato farms nearby, and, of course, being "America's Dairyland," there's always plenty of cheese and milk for this great-tasting soup. —Darlene Alexander, Nekoosa, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash paprika
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Croutons
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 239 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 1029mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Saute celery and onion until tender. Add potatoes and broth. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes.
  2. In batches, puree potato mixture in a blender or food processor. Return to saucepan. Stir in milk and seasonings. Add the cheese and heat only until melted. Garnish with croutons and parsley. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup in Country October/November 1991, p47

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Crumbled bacon and snipped chives for the top."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"I have made this recipe several times and we all love it. Very easy and most always have the ingredients right here at home."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"I have made this recipe several times and w"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"Best recipe ever! Beats any restaurant!"

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"This recipe was quick and easy - and very TASTY! Next time I will use more potatoes or a little less broth. I like my potato soup a little thicker. Easy to modify to one's own taste!"

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