Cheese and Beer Soup

Cheese and Beer Soup This is a zippy cheese and ale soup that’s really tasty! Don’t be afraid to personalize it.


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 30 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 45 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Crumble.

  • Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Stir in onions, celery, and parsnips. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very tender, about 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 minute. Sprinkle flour over the mixture and stir constantly until flour dissolves, 3 or 4 minutes.

  • Slowly stir chicken stock and ale into onion mixture. Add bay leaves and cayenne pepper. Increase heat to medium or medium-high to slowly bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low when mixture starts to bubble; simmer uncovered until soup reaches a smooth consistency, about 1 hour.

  • Stir heavy cream into soup; add Cheddar cheese. Continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese has melted and soup is heated through, 3 or 4 minutes. Do not bring to a boil. Sprinkle bacon crumbles on soup.

Per Serving: 474 calories; protein 16.4g; carbohydrates 20.6g; fat 33.9g; cholesterol 105.8mg; sodium 1187.1mg.