Beer Cheese Potato Soup with Sausage

5 from 45 reviews

This hearty soup combines the well known flavors of sausage and potato soup with the very classic Wisconsin beer cheese soup.


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  • sliced green onion
  • shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add turkey sausage and brown, crumbling with a spatula until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Heat butter in the same large pot (no need to wipe it out) over medium high heat.
  3. Add onion, carrots, celery and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Turn heat to medium and add garlic, oregano and thyme and cook for another minute.
  5. Then add flour and stir to coat veggies. Cook for one more minute, stirring frequently.
  6. Stir in beer, chicken broth, and diced potatoes along with another pinch of salt and pepper.
  7. Cover, turn heat up to medium high and bring to a simmer.
  8. Once it begins to simmer, turn heat to low, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Stir occasionally to prevent potatoes from sticking to the bottom of the pot. 
  9. Remove soup from heat. Transfer half of the soup mixture to a high speed blend. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour back into pot. 
  10. Stir in heavy cream and shredded cheese. Then add white balsamic vinegar.
  11. Add cooked sausage back into the pot. Heat the soup over medium heat for a couple minutes, until sausage is heated through. 
  12. Garnish with green onions and shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy!



Prep ingredients as you go. While the sausage is browning, chop your onion, carrots and celery. Then while the onion, carrots and celery are cooking, mince your garlic and dice your potatoes. While the potatoes are simmer, grate your cheddar. This will save you lots of precious prep time!

Buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself. It's often cheaper to buy a block of cheese rather than a bag of shredded. Freshly shredded cheese will also melt better as pre-shredded cheese is coated in cellulose to help the shreds not stick together, which can also prevent the cheese from melting evenly.

Use good quality beer. Skip the Bud Light and find a high quality craft beer with a flavor that you enjoy. No dark beer, stick to lagers, ales, IPAs or the like.

Use your favorite sausage - if you like it spicy (like me) use that. If you're more into a mild Italian sausage, that will work great too!

Salt liberally throughout cooking. The ingredients in this soup are simple, so be sure to salt liberally throughout the cooking process.


Keywords: sausage potato soup, beer cheese soup, cheesy potato soup