Asiago Bisque

There is a wonderful restaurant chain where I live called Kneaders (not sure if it is everywhere in the United States, but it very well could be). Anywho. The weather was pretty cold here recently and I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to cook dinner. Ever feel like that? ;) So I drove myself on over to Kneaders and looked over the soup menu to bring some home to my family. One specifically caught my eye.

Asiago Bisque.

Asiago Bisque... This soup is unbelievably delicious! It is so flavorful, delicious and unique! It will quickly become a new favorite!

I ADORE asiago cheese. I could eat it on or in anything. Okay, maybe not everything, but pretty dang close.

So naturally when I read the name of that soup it was the winner for dinner. And oh. my. gosh. It was INCREDIBLE! So great in fact, that I had to recreate it a few days later.

This copy-cat tasted pretty dang close to the real deal.

If you are looking for a filling, delicious and unique soup to change things up from the norm, this is a great one!

Asiago Bisque... This soup is unbelievably delicious! It is so flavorful, delicious and unique! It will quickly become a new favorite!

3.9 from 18 reviews
Asiago Bisque
 
This soup is unbelievably delicious! It is so flavorful, delicious and unique! It will quickly become a new favorite!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Ingredients
  • 3 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cups chopped carrots
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups chopped and peeled potatoes, cut into small bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups shredded Asiago cheese
  • 6 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce melt butter and saute onions, celery, and carrots until tender. Add potatoes, wine and chicken stock. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Add cream and cook another 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the Asiago cheese.
  4. With and immersion blender, blend soup until creamy or until slightly chunky, whichever your preference.
  5. Garnish with bacon and more cheese.

Enjoy!

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    It's like eating cheese dip except it's soup so the cream and cheese in the recipe don't feel so bad :) This looks so good! Pinned of course!

  2. RINA DIEDERICKS

    5

    please tell me what is "half and half"

    1. Kelly Blackmore

      Half and half is 10% cream - the kind people usually put in coffee

  3. Kristen Painter

    Hi, I'm in New Zealand. I haven't heard of this cheese before. Can you give me a similar cheese that would so work? Or can you describe this cheese so I can figure out one? Many thanks

    1. Bilie Smith

      The closest cheese would be parmesan or romano

  4. Karen

    Half & Half is in the dairy section of most grocery stores (at least in the U.S.). It's half cream, half milk so it can easily be made just by mixing the two. :)

  5. Faith

    Is there a substitute for the wine? I don't usually drink and I don't want to buy a bottle just to make soup. Would it still be good just leaving it out?

    1. Chef in Training

      I just used white cooking wine. It comes in a much smaller bottle and is a lot cheaper :)

    2. Veronica

      I have had good success substituting chicken broth for white wine and beef broth for red wine or sherry. If a bit of a "bite" or "tang" is needed, I add either white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice; depending on the make-up of the rest of the recipe.

    3. Veronica

      That's just a little of the vinegars/lemon juice. Like, 1 Tbsp per cup of broth. The broth is a 1 for 1 sub for the wine.

    4. mike

      Then you would miss. One one cup for the soup, one cup for me.

  6. Janet

    Ooh, this sounds wonderful! If I swap cauliflower for the potatoes I can have it on low carb/keto. Thank you!!

  7. Cheyanne

    Oh this does sound uniquely delicious! I'm totally with you on adoring Asiago cheese ♡ Definitely going to give this bisque a try! Cheers and thanks for sharing!
    P.s. no Kneaders restaurant here in Orlando (that I'm aware of).

  8. RINA MATHUR

    This is so unique! I have to get Asiago cheese to experience it! A bisque is so smooth, but this one
    looks fattening! Yummy tho! Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Mary Camp

    I bought all these ingredients and made this Asiago Bisque just now. It is absolutely horrible!!!!! Just bland tasting, I finally had to put a little salt in it to be able
    to eat it! I think "the chef-in-training" didn't pass the course!

    1. Mojo Sam

      I have to agree Mary, made it exactly as described, and it is very bland. Tossed it out.

    2. Allison

      The audacity to be so rude on someone else's blog because you didn't care for their recipe is horrendous and uncalled for. If you cannot provide constructive comments, I suggest you not comment at all.

    3. Denast

      1

      I made it for my family one Sunday for dinner and it we all thought it was just okay. Kind of bland, had to add seasonings to it. I probably won't make it again.

  10. Colleen

    I made this just as directed except I substituted chicken broth for the wine and it was absolutely delicious! I'm not sure what the other commenter was referring to when she said it was bland because mine sure wasn't!

  11. Lauren McCarthy

    What temperature should I use?

  12. Diane Haines

    I did not see calories or nutrition listed for this soup. Is it available? Would love to know approximately how many calories in a 1 C. serving. It made me very full, so I'm thinking it's a lot. I loved this soup so much, that I'm sure I will be making this soup many more times. It's fantastic! Thank you so much for the amazing recipe.

  13. Miriam

    this looks SO good! cant' wait to try it.

  14. Kate

    This sounds delicious, but I'm annoyed that she calls it a bisque to sound more fancy. It's not a bisque, they require a shellfish/seafood base, not chicken stock.

    1. Meredith S.

      If you are referring to the origins or the word, you are correct that "bisque" refers to the Bay of Biscay... However, the definition for "bisque" is as follows: "Bisque is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth (coulis) of crustaceans.[1] It can be made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish. Also, creamy soups made from roasted and puréed fruits, vegetables, or fungi are sometimes called bisques." Seeing as its pureed vegetables, her usage seems correct....

    2. Holly

      Bisque can absolutely be made wthout seafood/base. Have you never heard of Tomato Bisque? Campbells Soup makes it, look up "Bisque" in the dictionary- it's a cream-based soup, (of ANY kind)

  15. Judy Savage

    Can this recipe be frozen?

  16. Jennifer

    5

    Just made this tonight and it was delicious. I didn't add the white wine because I don't like the flavor of it in my soups so I added an extra cup of chicken broth. It was hearty and paired with croissant rolls was heavenly. I have a family of four and this makes a lot more than we could eat. Next time I'll cut the recipe in half.

  17. Dawn

    I made this today for "football" food. It was very good. I think I will try Greek yogurt instead of half and half to feel less guilty about it. It will also provide the tang instead of wine or vinegar.

    1. Chris Tucker

      Try evaporated skimmed milk. You won't have the tanginess of the yogurt, but you will have the creaminess of half and half without the calories. :-)

  18. rachel

    Any thoughts of how this recipe would work in a crockpot or how to modify it to cooked in one ? This soup sounds delicious but im looking for a more low maintenance approach. Thanks!!

    1. Trish

      More low-maintenance? This soup cooks in 25 minutes. How much more low-maintenance do you need? You'd really rather have something cooking for 6-8 hours???

  19. Kate

    What is the total servings for this recipe?

    1. charlene

      Any luck with the servings pls as I want to do this for new year

  20. Amanda

    5

    I substituted cauliflower for potato and then did half greek yogurt and half skim milk instead of half and half to make it a bit healthier and it tasted great! I also added a little garlic and topped with Chives as well as bacon. Delicious soup- thanks!

  21. Jazzmin

    5

    Great recipe! I added garlic, salt, basil, oregano and a pinch of red pepper flakes to it as well!!

  22. Jennifer

    3

    I was really excited to find this recipe. I followed it to a t but it doesn't taste great. I think 3C of onion could be cut in half. I have blended mine into a purée leaving no chunks and added another pound of cheese and more half and half but it still needs something. I don't think the kids will like it and it made so much. Open to suggestions, I hate to dump it.

  23. Jennifer

    How many total cups does this soup make? Trying to figure out nutritional information. Thanks.

  24. Jess Martin

    How many servings does this feed?

  25. Rebecca Daley

    How many servings is this recipe?

  26. Frankie C

    4

    I made thhis last night and we thought it was great. I personally added about a pinch of salt and pepper and it was delicious. My only problem was I didn't blend enough. I used a ninja since it's all I have and maybe it wasn't in long enough. I didn't care for chunkiness. I wonder, if those who didn't enjoy it would have liked it if they added salt and pepper. I also used yellow onion since it didn't specify what type. Will make again after I buy stronger blender.

  27. pat

    How many does this serve?

  28. Julie

    Easy to make, easy to follow directions, but there just isn't enough seasoning, the end result was very bland. I added in salt, pepper, and rosemary as well as about a tablespoon of the bacon grease (my college kid's suggestion) and it tasted much better but probably not something I'll use in my regular rotation.

  29. Pamela Laatsch

    5

    I made this for a Thanksgiving starter and everyone LOVED it! I did add Salt and White Pepper, I also used the wine...I would definitely make this again! Thank you for the recipe.

  30. Patti sedarski

    How much does this recipe make and can you freeze this bisque???

  31. Kimberly Fields

    So looking forward to trying this soup. It looks delicious! Way to go!

  32. Morgan

    This looks so delicious! I love trying new soup recipes : )

  33. Joan

    Is it ok if there is no white wine? And any kind of cheese? Thank you

    1. Elisabeth

      Of course you could sub chix broth for the wine, and use a different type of cheese, but why? You are changing the flavor of the recipe. Omitting the wine will definitely cause a loss of flavor. If you need to not use wine for reasons of abstaining from alcohol, I understand. In the absence of that, use it.

  34. Elisabeth

    4

    This was a tasty, comforting soup. For those who are complaining that it was bland, I don't agree with you. But perhaps the name of the recipe is misleading. This is really a potato soup flavored with some Asiago; cheese is not the predominant flavor. If you find it too mild in flavor, there are many ways you could doctor it up. Add a dollop of sour cream, extra bacon, and chives. For more heat, add some hot sauce or cayenne. Smoked paprika would make a nice addition. Or add some Worcestershire. If you leave out the wine, you will definitely be cheating some of the flavor. You will want to add salt to the recipe, particularly if you don't use much bacon. For those of you who don't want to use Asiago, of course you could change the cheese, but I wonder why you are looking at this particular recipe if you don't like Asiago? If you want a Cheddar soup, there are plenty of recipes better suited for Cheddar. We enjoyed the soup and would make it again.

    1. Tiffany

      4

      This looks like a great soup! I may sub cauliflower in for some of the potato, and add fennel and chives. OR prosciutto and fennel! Thanks for igniting inspiration on this really cold day :)

  35. Sue

    1

    I made this yesterday and followed the directions exactly. We didn't care for it. It seemed to be lacking something to "kick" up the flavor. After tasting it I added a lot of salt and pepper but that still didn't do it. We threw it out. Sorry because it sounded so good.

  36. Andrea

    4

    Made this tonight. It was yummy and filling. Some commenters said it was bland-- not sure where this came from. It has a mild flavor, but a distinct flavor of the Asiago cheese. I did add about 2 tablespoons of Season Salt (Tastefully Simple Brand) and served each bowl with a sprinkle of chives and salt to add as needed. For the veggies, I didn't officially measure. I used about two onions, 3/4 bag of carrots, almost the whole bunch of celery, and 5 medium-ish potatoes. Concerning time, it was a bit time consuming with all of the chopping and then about 30 minutes to cook and soften the onions, carrots, and celery. Once I added the potatoes, it was only about 30 more minutes till I was enjoying. I served with a salad and fresh baked bread. I also roasted some broccoli, but I discovered that it was way too much food, so I'll save the broccoli for left overs. Overall it was good and perfect for a cold winter day, and I will make it again.

  37. Jacci

    5

    I really liked this soup. I added a large clove of minced garlic in with the other veggies and some salt and pepper at the end. I did not find it bland like some of the reviews. I would make this again!

  38. Domonique

    What is half and half in Australia and asiago cheese?

    1. Chef in Training

      half and half is blend of half cream and half milk, its typically found next to the heavy cream at the grocery store. I hope this helps :)

  39. Lisa

    I made with coconut milk and sausage instead of bacon. It was Amazing!!

  40. Tish

    4

    How many servings did it make?

  41. Jes

    5

    I am not sure what people are saying about it lacking flavor. Maybe they have high sodium diets (check your labels people) or they are smokers. I only added a pinch of salt, pepper and fresh garlic to the veggies as I was doing the saute. This soup was so amazing, I went directly asleep after I ate it haha.

  42. Kani Archbell

    WOW! SOOOO GOOD! Excellent in fact!

    1. Jennifer

      4

      Looks Delicious ! Can we digitally share this recipe with our SpiceDiscovery members?

  43. Lydia

    5

    This soup is amazing. I made it for an event with friends and it was a hit. It's even better the second day and served with bread. Just absolutely delicious

  44. Angela

    I'm doing low carb. Do you think I could switch up the potatoes for cauliflower?

  45. Karen

    Did you use a dry or sweet wine

  46. Gay

    I do love Kneaders. I am going to try this Asiago . Usually order their Potato Soup. Do you happen to have a copycat for that?

  47. Donna

    1

    This was tasteless and watery. After putting the soup together, I realized there was no roux in the recipe or any spices. Very disappointed:(

  48. Gloria Bowman

    Do u know calorie count or serving size.?

  49. denise bain

    how many do this serve please!?

  50. Gladys

    Sound delicious. Considering for a Brunch menu item - how many served with this recipe? Thanks.