Beer and Cheddar Soup

Bear and Chedder Soup - All that's Jas

Drinking your lunch is fun, but nothing beats eating your beer. It’s a good excuse to have it before 5 o’clock, don’t you think? What kind of beer you put in your beer and cheddar soup is totally up to you and your beer preference. If you love robust flavor use ale or go with something lighter, like a pilsner, for a more subtle hint. Too dark of a beer can make the soup bitter.

Crispy bacon and French fried onions make perfect texture contrast to a smooth, silky soup, and it’s almost a must. Almost. Do serve it with a good, dense bread though.

Beer and Cheddar Soup

Beer and Cheddar soup - All that's Jas

 

No girls allowed! With this soup you'll gain access to every man cave, even during the football season. It's satisfying, rich and cheesy. #beer #cheese #cheddar #soup #football Click To Tweet

 

Ingredients:
Serves 4

4 Bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1 large yellow Onion, diced
1 Carrot, finely chopped
2 cloves peeled Garlic, minced
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cup whole Milk or half-and-half
1 cup reduced-sodium Chicken Broth
1 can or bottle Beer
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
Salt & Pepper
3 cups Sharp Cheddar, shredded
French fried onions, for garnish

Directions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to let drain, then crumble.
Heat the skillet with bacon fat over medium heat. Add onions and carrots. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the flour and stir well. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes until the flour turns golden brown.
Add milk, broth, and beer in a stream, whisking, then simmer, whisking occasionally, 5 minutes or until foam subsides. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, and pepper.
Add cheese by handfuls, stirring constantly, and cook until cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes (do not boil). Stir in most of the crumbled bacon.

Ladle soup into bowls and top with remaining bacon. Garnish with French fried onions if desired. Serve with bread.

Beer and Cheddar soup - All that's Jas

Beer and Cheddar soup - All that's Jas

Beer and Cheddar Soup
No girls allowed! With this satisfying, rich and cheesy beer soup you'll gain access to every man cave, even during the football season.
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 4 Bacon slices cooked and crumbled
  • 1 large yellow Onion diced
  • 1 Carrot finely chopped
  • 2 cloves peeled Garlic minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup whole Milk or half-and-half
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 can or bottle Beer
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 3 cups Sharp Cheddar shredded
  • French fried onions for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to let drain, then crumble.
  2. Heat the skillet with bacon fat over medium heat. Add onions and carrots. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the flour and stir well. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes until the flour turns golden brown.
  3. Add milk, broth, and beer in a stream, whisking, then simmer, whisking occasionally, 5 minutes or until foam subsides. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add cheese by handfuls, stirring constantly, and cook until cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes (do not boil). Stir in most of the crumbled bacon.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls and top with remaining bacon. Garnish with French fried onions if desired. Serve with bread.

Like cooking with alcohol? Try my creamy vodka mushroom soup next!

Recipe featured at Tornadough Alli, Staying Close to Home, Trampling Rose, Joy Love Food, and  Frugal Hausfrau.

I’m social. Let’s connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+

 

 

Follow me

Jas

publisher and creative director at All that's Jas
Jas is a cheesecake addict and the author of Balkan Comfort Food cookbook available on Amazon. You can download a free excerpt of the book when you subscribe to All that's Jas newsletter updates or purchase the full version below. To learn more about Jas visit her About page.
Follow me
Previous Story
Next Story

35 Comment

  1. Reply
    Ann
    February 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Beer and cheddar in a soup? Now that’s something I haven’t come across before! I’ve done it all wrong eating them separately when I could be slurping them all at once! Lol. Looks delish though! X.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      February 6, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      Ha,ha…stick with me kid and you’ll learn a lot more 😉

      1. Reply
        Ann
        February 8, 2016 at 10:31 am

        Oh! I’m sticking around. 😀 😀 😀

        1. Reply
          allthatsjas
          February 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm

          Good! Thank you 😀

  2. Reply
    Caroline @ Shrinking Single
    February 7, 2016 at 5:10 am

    I love cooking with beer. It adds such a great flavour. This looks like a fabulous addition to my beer recipe collection 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      February 7, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      I love cooking with beer and wine too, Caroline. Sometimes I even put it in the food 😀 Thanks for stopping in!

  3. Reply
    Jasna
    February 7, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Nisam ljubitelj piva (kao napitak), ali ovu tvoju supu bih bas trebala isprobati. Izgleda fantasticno!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      February 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Hvala Jasna! Nisam ni ja bas za pivo, cak ni vino najvise volim koktele ako cu bas nesto piti. Inace draga voda, ha ha.

  4. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    February 16, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Holy Cow girl!! You have hit the jackpot with this man cave winning beer and cheddar soup! Your door bell should be ringing soon, it will be my boys…. LOL Loving all your special touches on this soup and your photos are drool worthy. Sharing and pinning!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      February 16, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Lol! You can all come over 🙂 Thanks, Bobbi!

  5. Reply
    Mary-the boondocks blog
    February 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    That is one interesting combination. I don’t drink beer at all, would you recommend this for a non-beer drinker Jas. I’m a wine girl myself.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      February 17, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Of course, Mary! This soup won’t get you drunk 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!!!

  6. Reply
    Jessy @ The Life Jolie
    March 3, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Ok, this seriously looks delicious! Cheese is always a good this and I’m also a big soup fan. Pinning to make!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 3, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Thanks, Jessy! Hope you like it 🙂

  7. Reply
    Alli @ Tornadough Alli
    March 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Yes please! Sign me up for a vat of this! This looks seriously amazing girl!! Num. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 6, 2016 at 10:54 am

      Hi, Alli! Thank you so much and thanks for stopping in 🙂

  8. Reply
    frugal hausfrau
    March 6, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I have such a weakness for beer cheese soup – I think this looks outstanding! Thanks for stopping by Throwback Thursday! We can’t wait to see what you’ll have for us next week!

    Mollie

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 6, 2016 at 10:54 am

      Thank you, Mollie, and thanks for hosting!

  9. Reply
    Helen Fern
    March 8, 2016 at 10:35 am

    One of my favorite soups!! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner” linky party!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 8, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Thanks and thanks for hosting!

  10. Reply
    Quinn Caudill
    March 9, 2016 at 8:00 am

    This sounds perfect and great pics. Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday & can’t wait to see what you’ll bring this week!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 9, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Thank you, Quinn! Have a nice day 🙂

  11. Reply
    Alli @ Tornadough Alli
    March 10, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Sign me up for a huge huge huge bowl of this!!! Loving this so much girl! You’ll be featured at tonight’s Throwback Thursday party! Hope to see you there!!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Aw, thank you so much, Alli! What an honor! Wishing you a lovely rest of the day 🙂

  12. Reply
    Jess
    March 10, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks absolutely divine! I especially love your foot-tography 🙂 Totally pinning, have a great day! xo

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 10, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      Lol, I totally checked my photos to see if I accidentally captured my foot. Gave me a small panic attack, haha. Thanks for stopping in and making me laugh 😀

  13. […] Beer and Cheddar Soup from All That’s Jas […]

  14. […] snow is now gone in South Dakota, it doesn’t mean Spring is officially here yet. It also means Beer and Cheddar Soup season is still going […]

  15. Reply
    Friday Frenzy! - Tramplingrose
    March 11, 2016 at 5:46 am

    […] is now gone in South Dakota, it doesn’t mean Spring is officially here yet. It also means Beer and Cheddar Soup season is still going […]

  16. Reply
    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    March 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks amazing, I love cheddar beer soup and wish I had a big bowl of this in front of me right now, yum! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 14, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you, Joy, and thanks for stopping in 🙂 Hope your week is wonderful!

  17. […] Beer and Cheddar Soup from All That’s Jas […]

  18. […] BEER AND CHEDDAR SOUP by yours truly […]

  19. Reply
    Milena | Craft Beering
    September 26, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I just saw this recipe on Pinterest – love it!! It is now officially a part of my Cooking with Beer board:) Beer cheese soups are so tasty!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 26, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks, Milena! I have to check out your board and save some recipes. I only have one other beer recipe on the blog. I also add beer to my lamb and pork roasts. It just deepens the flavor lovely! 🙂

Your visits and your comments are greatly appreciated. I LOVE reading them, they motivate me to keep going and keep improving. If you have a question, please feel free to leave it here, email me, or message me on Facebook. Thank you so much for stopping by at All that's Jas, so let's talk :)