Cheese Beer Soup

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Here’s an easy recipe for Cheese Beer Soup.

bowl of cheese beer soup

With this recipe, you’ll end up with a delicious and creamy, rich cheese soup flavored with beer.  It’s best to use your favorite beer so you can enjoy it that much more.

bowl of beer cheese soup

Sliced baguette is wonderful for dunking in this Cheese Beer Soup.

Cheese Beer Soup

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1/2 pound good quality sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
  • 12 ounces good beer
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • salt, to taste (the cheese will add a good amount on its own)
  • dash of white pepper
  1. In large skillet, melt the butter and add the flour- cook, stirring, until browned. Slowly whisk in the broth, stirring constantly. Cook until slightly thickened. Add the vegetables and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the cheese until melted. Add milk and beer and stir to combine. Add parsley and cook on low heat for another 5 minutes.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
  • Great crusty bread goes well with this soup.
  • Substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth to make this vegetarian.
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  • Amanda wrote:

    Absolutely amazing!! I used an Amber beer and then let it sit over night!!!!! If you have never done a Roux (the flour and butter mixture in the beginning) Look it up online learn about how to do it. It’s the base of your soup and if your soup tastes off chances are it’s the Roux.
    Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!