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Dark Beer Cheese Soup Recipe
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Dark Beer Cheese Soup

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"This thick and creamy soup warms the soul when served with whole wheat bread and a good salad on a cold winter day. I developed this to closely duplicate the soup at a local restaurant that closed several years ago. It took a long time. I hope you enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Place the potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, and cauliflower in a food processor; puree until smooth. Combine the vegetable mixture, water, bouillon cubes, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and garlic in a large pot over medium heat. Cook until the the liquid reduces to about 1/2 its original volume, about 90 minutes. Add the processed cheese, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese, and beer; heat until the cheese is completely melted. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2008

I used a package of frozen diced potatoes with peppers/onions and that cut down on the chopping. Excellent soup, best I've found on this site for beer cheese.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2010

I made this recipe exactly as stated and it began sticking to the pan. I salvaged the soup to another pan and added 3 T. of butter to aid in the sticking. (I was stirring frequently) It did not taste like the smooth creamy Beer Cheese Soup I have had before. Sorry but I did not find this appealing nor did my family.

Jan 14, 2009

Very good, but used Newcastle Brown Ale, and should have gone with a darker and sweeter beer.

Nov 15, 2008

Very Good! I added sausage to it for added flavor. Nice on a cold day.

Jan 26, 2011

Very Good! I used an aged Parmesan Cheese..made it a bit salty. Would recommend using a less aged cheese or cutting back a bit. Otherwise great!

Feb 10, 2009

Excellent Beer Cheese Soup. My wife has been begging me to make it again since its Christmas debute.

Mar 04, 2012

Perfect! A huge hit!

Nov 20, 2011

Made this recipe exactly but omitted the potatoes and added mushrooms and smoked sausage. I thought it was a little too salty for my taste. Next time I will use the potatoes and use less parmesan cheese. Otherwise a good recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 387 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 21.3 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 2009 mg
  • 80%

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

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