Beer Cheese Soup is creamy, cheesy and the perfect comfort food to warm you up on a cold day. Serve up this easy Beer Cheese Soup recipe in a bread bowl and garnish with some bacon and chives for the perfect meal.
When the weather turns cold, I am a huge fan of SOUP! Cold weather is such a rarity here in Florida that when the temperature drops below 65 degrees, you would think we were being invaded by an outright snow blizzard.
Besides, you know it’s serious when you have to switch up your flip flops for real shoes and you are late for work because you couldn’t even find those so-called ‘real shoes’. Right there, that tells you that you need something warm and comforting to easy you back into a civilized state and a salad just isn’t going to hit the spot. Out comes the soup pot and I am a happy girl. Especially if that cheesy soup is creamy and has beer in it… like this easy, quick Beer Cheese Soup recipe.
DO I NEED TO USE BEER IN THIS BEER CHEESE SOUP RECIPE?
The easy answer to this question is.. No! You most certainly do not need to use beer in this recipe but since it is a Beer Cheese Soup recipe, you may want to see if you can possibly find a non-alcoholic lager to substitute for the beer flavor. If you are not a fan of beer at all, feel free to leave it out and you will still have a wonderful cheese soup.
HOW DO I MAKE BEER CHEESE SOUP?
Start by adding butter to your soup pot and melting over medium high heat. Add in your carrots, celery, garlic and onion and cook for 2 -3 minutes. Next, you want to sprinkle in the flour and whisk together, cooking for another minute. Once that is done, add in your chicken stock, milk and cream and bring to a low boil, whisking constantly. Once boiling, stir in beer, reduce heat to medium and add in the dijon, worchestershire, seasonings and cheese. Stir until melted and let cook for 10-15 minutes before serving your Beer Cheese Soup or longer if you have the time.
Garnish the Beer Cheese Soup with some bacon and chives and serve up with some good crusty bread.
Heaven in a bowl, my friends!
Looking for more soup ideas? Be sure to check out my Pasta e Fagioli, my Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and my Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup!
Enjoy! – Heather
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Beer Cheese Soup
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 large carrot diced
- 2 rib celery diced
- 1 large onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup half n half cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 16 ounce lager beer
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons worchestershire
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 16 ounces sharp chedder cheese
- bacon pieces and chives optional
- bread bowls optional
- Start by adding butter to your soup pot and melting over medium high heat. Add in your carrots, celery, garlic and onion and cook for 2 -3 minutes.
- Next, you want to sprinkle in the flour and whisk together, cooking for another minute. Once that is done, add in your chicken stock, milk and cream and bring to a low boil, whisking constantly.
- Once boiling, stir in beer, reduce heat to medium and add in the Dijon, Worcestershire, seasonings and cheese. Stir until melted and let cook for 10-15 minutes before serving or longer if you have the time.
- Garnish with some bacon and chives and serve up with some good crusty bread.
Albert Bevia says
That was funny about Floridians when the temperature drops to 65..I had a good laugh, but I know it´s true, I have a cousin who lives in Pompano Beach. This beer cheese soup sounds incredible, it´s pretty cold here in Spain, like 35F so I need this comforting soup to warm me up, thanks for the recipe 🙂