Wisconsin Bacon and Potato Cheese Soup

This Wisconsin and Bacon Potato Cheese Soup is the perfect fast meal on a cold day. It is so simple to throw together and tastes absolutely amazing. You will love this soup recipe.

Soup weather is here. We love Wisconsin cheese soup and it is prepared in so many different ways when we go out to lunch.

The options are endless in what you can throw into this soup to make it a little heartier.

The great cheese soup base is what makes this soup amazing. You can never have enough bacon in Wisconsin cheese soup.

With this recipe we threw in some finely diced potatoes to fill ours husband’s tummies.

I love making soup on cold crisp days, and this one even calls my name in the summer. But there is nothing like snuggling up in a warm house with snow or rain outside, and enjoying a big bowl of soup.

This Wisconsin Bacon and Cheese Soup has quickly become a new favorite and go – to at our home, and I’m sure it’s not hard to see why. It’s simple, quick, delicious, and full of flavor.

what meat could i add to this soup?

This soup is so yummy without meat, but I am never one to say not to a little extra meat. If you are looking to add a little more flavor to this recipe and a little extra protein, here is what we recommend adding:

  • Chicken sausages
  • Bacon (turkey or pork)
  • Ground Beef
  • Ground Turkey
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Steak
  • Ham

what could i add to make this recipe a little more spicy?

I am not a spicy food fan, but my husband loves it. I usually try to make this pretty mild, but there are always ways you could add a little spice to this soup, without losing it’s amazing flavor.

Here is what we recommend:

  • Adding extra buffalo sauce (you could also buy the hot instead of the regular)
  • Adding chopped jalapeños before/after cooking
  • Adding red pepper flakes
  • Adding a little cayenne pepper to the soup

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Serves: 10

Wisconsin Bacon and Potato Cheese Soup

A delicious and hearty soup that is cheesy good and add in options are endless!

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots (sliced)
  • 2 stalks celery (sliced)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 3 potatoes (peeled and diced small)
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken broth (divided)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 10 strips cooked bacon (diced and divided)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Franks Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (could also use minced garlic)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. In a large pan melt butter, and then add carrots, celery, onion, red bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook over medium heat until tender.
  2. In another pan cook the diced potatoes in 1 1/2 cups chicken broth until tender. Then drain.
  3. Add the cooked potatoes to the cooked vegetable mixture. Stir in the 1/4 cup flour and coat all veggies.
  4. Then stir in 3 cups chicken broth, half and half. Cook over medium heat stirring until slightly thickened. Reduce heat and add in 3/4 cup of bacon bits, dry mustard, hot sauce, garlic salt, and salt & pepper.
  5. Then gradually stir in cheese stirring until melted. To avoid curdling, don't let the soup boil after the cheese has been added.
  6. Top each serving with the remaining bacon bits.



2381 cal


190 g


79 g


87 g
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