One-Pot Easy Beer Cheese Soup Recipe

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If you love beer and love cheese, then you are going to love this recipe Easy Beer Cheese Soup! It’s made in one pot and cooking it low and slow is what will give you a delicious, creamy, and satisfying soup that is perfect for blustery fall days!

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Easy Beer Cheese Soup

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.

Beer cheese soup served up with a pretzel roll for dunking makes for a warm and satisfying meal on those cold autumn nights.

Unfortunately, it has a reputation for being a bit tricky to make because it can turn into a gloppy mess if you aren’t careful. However, you can achieve picture-perfect (and palate-worthy) results at home with this easy recipe.

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

You may have some of the ingredients for this recipe in your kitchen already – the full list with measurements is found in the recipe card.

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What Kind of Beer Can I Use in Beer Cheese Soup?

The answer is pretty simple – use your favorite beer!

If IPAs are your thing, use that. If you prefer a darker, bitter ale, put that in the pot. And if you prefer a light beer, use lager. You could also use a stout or Guinness for a deep-flavored beer cheese soup.

This recipe uses American cups. They’re a handy piece of kitchen equipment to have along with a kitchen food scale. Having both in your kitchen means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog as I use both cups and weighted measures.

The soup can be blended with a handheld immersion blender, but if you don’t have one, a regular blender can be used instead. You may have to blend in batches.

Use a heavy-based saucepan or Dutch oven to cook the soup in, especially if using an immersion blender.

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Delicious Easy Beer Cheese Soup Recipe

Beer Cheese Soup Recipe Tips

  • Take a “low and slow” approach while preparing this recipe. Most importantly, don’t allow the soup to boil after adding the cheese because it will cause it to separate.
  • Don’t use pre-shredded cheese – buy a block and grate it yourself. The pre-shredded stuff is coated with an anti-caking agent that can give the soup a gritty texture – not nice!
  • You could switch out some of the Cheddar for different cheeses such as Pepperjack for a spicy kick.
  • If you’re not a goats cheese fan, try cream cheese instead.
  • Store the soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Gently reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

More Fall Soup Recipes

Looking for more soups to enjoy in the fall? Check these recipes out next:

How Do I Make Beer Cheese Soup?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients, instructions, and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).

Easy Beer Cheese Soup Recipe

Beer Cheese Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Take a “low and slow” approach while preparing this recipe and you'll end up with the most delicious beer cheese soup!

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream (double cream)
  • 4 oz goat cheese, cut into chunks and softened
  • 16 oz sharp yellow cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz mild-flavored beer

To Serve (Optional)

  • Pretzel rolls or crusty bread
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion, soaked in water
  • Salted Popcorn

Instructions

  1. Add unsalted butter to a Dutch oven or large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add carrot, celery, onion, and garlic and sauté for 8-10 minutes until soft.
  2. Add flour and stir until completely incorporated. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the stock and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered for approximately 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Remove from heat and blend the mixture with an immersion blender until smooth, if you have one. If not, transfer the liquid to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Work in batches if necessary.
  5. Once smooth, return mixture to pot over medium-low heat.
  6. Add the cream, goat cheese, and half the cheddar cheese. Stir continually until cheese is completely melted. Add the remaining cheddar cheese and stir until melted.
  7. Add the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and beer and stir until blended. If the soup is too thick at this point, add a little additional stock.
  8. Continuing simmering on medium-low heat another 5-10 minutes, or until heated through.
  9. Serve immediately with soft pretzel rolls or crusty bread of your choice.
  10. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, red onion, and/or popcorn.
  11. Easy Beer Cheese Soup Recipe

Notes

Take a “low and slow” approach while preparing this recipe. Most importantly, don’t allow the soup to boil after adding the cheese because it will cause it to separate.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1299Total Fat: 100gSaturated Fat: 55gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 341mgSodium: 1541mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 63g

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