Best Beer Cheese Soup Recipe -
Best Beer Cheese Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Best Beer Cheese Soup

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"This delicious blend of cheese, bacon, onion, basil and more is easy to make and well worth the effort."

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    55 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown; drain on plate lined with paper towels; crumble.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion, carrot, and celery in the butter until soft, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the bacon, basil, oregano, and green onions; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir the flour into the mixture until completely dissolved. Pour in the chicken broth and beer; cook until heated through. Melt the processed cheese food and Cheddar cheese in the mixture in small batches. Season with garlic powder and stir.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 16, 2008

This was a delicious, quick meal! I had left over bacon already cooked, so that made it even easier. I didn't think it tasted too much like beer, but just right. Even my 2 and 4 year olds and even pickier husband liked it! I used 3 cups chicken broth and 1 can beer. next time, I will use both cans of beer. My husband took half of the soup and ran it thru the food processor and added some sour cream because he wanted it smooth and more creamy. Either way tasted pretty good. A quick tasty dinner. Will make this again for sure!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 29, 2010

The flavor of this soup was great, but I expected it to be a little thicker.

Jan 03, 2011

After reading the reviews I made a slight modification since I also like my cheese soup creamy. I added two cans of Campbell's cheddar cheese coup and simmered for about an hour. I then added the shredded cheddar in the last 10 minutes of cooking. I thought it turned out fine.

Nov 04, 2008

excellent!!! my entire family loved it!!! Definitely will make again as is! thank you.

Nov 05, 2008

This is really good. The only reason why I rated it 4 stars is that there is too much beer in this recipe. I made it with one 12 ounce can of beer and 2 cans of chicken broth and still had a strong beer presence, not too much for my taste though, just about right. I would definitely make this again with those substitutions.

Aug 06, 2010

i must have done something wrong

May 17, 2010

Excellent!! My boyfriend said this was the best homemade soup he has ever tasted! Can't wait to make it again!

Oct 13, 2009

This was excellent! I used a light beer and used the full amount and it wasn't overpowering at all. I followed exactly except that I left the carrot out because I didn't have any. Will certainly make again!


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  • Calories
  • 431 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 22.2 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 922 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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