Cheese and Beer Soup

21 Oct


I can remember the exact moment when my love affair with Cheese and Beer Soup began.  I was 16 years old when I found a fantastic little German restaurant, it was in an old plaza with no sign on the outside, and it was fantastic.  Unsure of what to order, the waitress suggested to start with the Cheese and Beer Soup, and ever since that moment I’ve been hooked.  I’ve spent years trying to find another soup that even came close to that one, and was unsuccessful until I found this recipe.

It’s the simplicity of this recipe that makes it super special.  The combination of a good lager beer and a nice sharp cheddar cheese is what makes this soup out of this world.  Cheese and Beer Soup is creamy and flavorful, and hearty enough to make the whole meal.  I used Yuengling lager for the beer, but think next time I will try something a little stronger, I love the flavor beer adds and found myself wanting just a bit more.  If you like, you can add 1/2 pound of kielbasa sausage, chopped into small pieces.  Simply cook the sausage first for a couple minutes, then add in the onions.  You’ll also want to increase the flour to a 1/2 cup if you choose to add the sausage into the recipe.



9 Responses to “Cheese and Beer Soup”

  1. Leslie Ward October 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    This sounds a lot like the one I’ve been making for years!!! It may even be better—will definitely be trying it soon !

    Newcastle Brown Ale and Guinness Stout are both excellent for a Cheddar Soup.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Brooke Crigger October 21, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Both those beers are excellent suggestions. I’ll have to try it with one of those next time. Thanks so much!

  3. Hart Biber October 23, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    We made ours with high life.

  4. Brooke Crigger October 25, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    Interesting choice of beer Hart, did it work well with the soup?

  5. Jason Baker November 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Great recipe. I’ll have to try this one out. I have had Guinness stew before, but never cheese soup made with Ale. Looks great.

  6. Brooke Crigger November 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    It is awesome, absolutely my favorite soup!

  7. Amber Strawderman January 1, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Question. How much saturated fat grams in this write up?

  8. Brooke Crigger January 3, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    Unfortunately, I’m not sure about the nutritional information on this recipe. Some recipes I get from cookbooks that give the information, but on recipes that I come up with, I have not calculated the nutrition. Although, I have a feeling that with all the cheese, it is probably on the higher side.

  9. Toyama December 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    I like the recipes you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite sure I’ll learn some great stuff! Thanks!

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