Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Cheese and Trees Soup featuring Wisconsin Potatoes

Cheese and Trees Soup featuring Wisconsin Potatoes

3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Soups, Stews and Chili
Servings 4
Calories 287 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/3 pounds potatoes cut into 3/4-inch cubes (4 medium)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cubes chicken or vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 1 package frozen chopped broccoli thawed, 10 ounces
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In 2 to 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion; saute 5 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, water and bouillon cubes. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove 1 cup of potato cubes with slotted spoon; set aside.
  • Pour contents of saucepan into container of electric blender. Holding lid down tightly, blend until smooth; return to saucepan.
  • Mix in reserved potatoes and the broccoli. Over medium-low heat gradually add cheese, stirring until heated through and cheese is completely melted.
  • Season with salt and pepper.


Calories: 287kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 14gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 280mgPotassium: 678mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 428IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 328mgIron: 1mg
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