Three Cheese Bisque is a cheesy, creamy hearty soup topped with bacon that will warm you up on a cold day! If you love soups, try my Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup and Chicken Wild Rice Soup.

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Three Cheese Bisque

Bisque generally refers to a thick, creamy soup that contains shellfish. Recently, bisque has evolved to refer to any creamy soup, and Three Cheese Bisque definitely fits the bill for creaminess! Loaded with potatoes, vegetables, and three different cheeses, it is enough to be a meal. Plus, it is topped with thick-cut bacon for an extra amazing flavor! (Warning: do NOT leave the bacon out. It really makes this soup over-the-top amazing!)

Ingredients for Three Cheese Bisque in a Pot

Three Cheese Bisque Recipe

Yes, there are a lot of ingredients you need for Three Cheese Bisque, but that is what sets it apart from other soups. Get those vegetables chopped and ready to go!

How to Make Three Cheese Bisque

To make Three Cheese Bisque, it’s a matter of getting out your Dutch oven (or heavy pot) and combining all the vegetables and cheeses together.

  1. First, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Cook the onions, celery, and carrots until they are soft (about 5-10 minutes).
  3. Add in the potatoes, white wine, chicken stock, and thyme, and cover the pot, cooking for about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove your pot from the heat and add the half & half and all three kinds of cheese. Use an immersion blender to get that creaminess that bisques are known for. (You can also do an additional strain, notes are in the recipe.)
  5. Top it off with the bacon and a little more cheese, if you wish! Serve it with some homemade breadsticks for a comforting and delicious meal.
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Three Cheese Bisque

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Loaded with vegetables, Three Cheese Bisque is a creamy, cheesy soup that will warm you up and fill you up on these cold, winter days!


  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 medium red onions, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups carrots, chopped
  • 4 cups potatoes (about 8 Yukon Gold potatoes), peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely diced
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup asiago cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup romano cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 package thick-cut bacon, cooked and chopped


  • In a large dutch oven, melt butter.
  • Add onions, celery, and carrots and cook until soft (about 5-10 minutes).
  • Add potatoes, white wine, chicken stock, and thyme. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the half and half, asiago, romano, and parmesan cheeses, and salt. Cook 5 more minutes.
  • Blend soup with an immersion blender until creamy.
  • (optional) Strain soup carefully and slowly by pouring it through a colander or sieve lined with 1-2 layers of cheesecloth. You can also just use cheesecloth over a standard strainer.
  • Garnish with bacon, cheese and parsley.

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  1. I’m just about to make your recipe for your three cheese bisque, but want to verify that you really put 2 Tablespoons of salt in it? I love my salt, but this seems like it’s way too much.

    1. Hi Sallie! It is 2 tablespoons of Kosher salt (not table salt) but yes, it is correct. We tested the recipe with 1 tablespoon and found that folks were adding salt to the dish after it was prepared anyway. However, you can most definitely use less!! As I mentioned, you can always add more later. Great question! 🙂

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