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Wisconsin Bacon and Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

A delicious and hearty soup that is cheesy good and add in options are endless!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, Cheese Soup, Easy soup recipe, Soup
Servings: 10
Calories: 291kcal


  • large pot
  • large pan
  • Wooden Spoon


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup baby carrots sliced
  • 2 celery stalks sliced
  • cup chopped onion
  • cup red bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 3 potatoes peeled and diced small
  • cups chicken broth divided
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups half and half cream
  • 10 strips of cooked bacon diced and divided
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Frank's hot sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt (could also use minced garlic)
  • teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese


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


If you want to add meat to this soup, we suggest:
  • Chicken sausages
  • Bacon (turkey or pork)
  • Ground Beef
  • Ground Turkey
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Steak
  • Ham


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 1108mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1640IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 1mg