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Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Wisconsin Potato Cheese Soup

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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!"

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"I just finished making this and it turned out really good was wondering if it would be thick enough and it was perfect. I added a handfull of frozen corn and that seemed to top it off! Will make this again, it was such a quick and easy recipe!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"Very good. Everyone that's had it loves it and wants the recipe! It's good with bacon bits sprinkled on it just before eating."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"It looked and tasted like runny mashed potatoes! I will not make this again."

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