Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Wisconsin Potato and Beer Soup

Wisconsin potato and local beer soup

Wisconsin Potato and Beer Soup

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Calories 1465 kcal


  • 1 lb onions - medium diced
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 14 oz Wisconsin russet potatoes peeled and diced (3 small potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup onion - chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery-chopped
  • 1 qt chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 lb Nueske's bacon (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chives - chopped
  • 2 bottles your favorite Wisconsin lager beer
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a 6-quart sauce pot, over medium heat, melt butter. Add bacon and cook until well browned. Add onions, salt and pepper. Stirring occasionally, cook until tender (about 5 minutes). Add celery and cook an additional 5 minutes. Add potatoes and chicken stock. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover and gently simmer until potatoes are soft (about 45 minutes). Turn off heat and puree with immersion blender until smooth. Stir in heavy cream and beer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Finish with fresh thyme. Recipe courtesy of Christian's Bistro in Plover, Wisconsin


Calories: 1465kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 29gFat: 134gSaturated Fat: 79gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 40gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 445mgSodium: 1449mgPotassium: 1194mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 4672IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 201mgIron: 2mg
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