Spicy Potato-Sausage Soup

Wisconsin Cheese Spicy Potato-Sausage Soup   Recipe
Active Time
40 Minutes
3 quarts



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Monterey Jack or Young Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


  1. Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir for 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Gradually stir in chicken broth and milk. Add potatoes. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  4. Remove half of the potatoes; set aside. Process remaining soup, in batches, in a blender or with an immersion blender until smooth. Return to the pan. Warm soup over medium-low heat. Stir in broccoli. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until broccoli is tender, stirring frequently.
  5. Reduce heat to low. Stir in reserved sausage and potatoes; heat through. Remove from the heat. Gradually stir in cheddar and monterey jack until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Garnish with additional monterey jack and toppings as desired.

Recipe Tip

Avoid touching face when handling jalapeno peppers. Consider wearing gloves, as oils may burn skin.

Cheesemonger Tip

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