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Beer & Cheddar Cheese Soup – Perfect for a weeknight meal, this Beer and Cheese Soup is creamy, delicious and it is so easy to make! Also? Blendtec Giveaway!

Beer & Cheddar Cheese Soup | | Perfect for a weeknight meal, this Beer and Cheese Soup is creamy, delicious and it is so easy to make!

Hi, you guys! Just a quick FYI, Christmas is about to happen. We have 8 days left.

Now we can discuss my youth.

Once upon a time I was in my 20s, living it up in my own downtown apartment and eating brownies for dinner. Or green smoothies. That decision depended on the scale’s numbers.

Fast forward to the day that I had to give up my apartment because I kinda got married and had to live with a boy. (<— Monica Gellar). In the ‘burbs…

I had to sublet my apartment asap and could not find anyone that wanted to take over the large rent… UNTIL!
Until one day this girl walked into my apartment, looked around, went into the kitchen, came out and said, “I’ll take it.”.

“YEEEESSSSS!”, I screamed inside.

Beer & Cheddar Cheese Soup | | Perfect for a weeknight meal, this Beer and Cheese Soup is creamy, delicious and it is so easy to make!

“BUT!”, she said. “BUT, under one condition. You have to leave the Blendtec”.

Say what the what?!?

“That’s the only way I’ll take the apartment”, she said.
I thought, “Smart girl”.
As much as I didn’t want to, I uttered the word, “Deal.”, and that was the end of me and my Blendtec, Bertha the Powerful.

It was years before I finally got to hang out with a Blendtec blender again.

And man, has Blendtec upgraded since then!! WOW.


Blendtec Designer 725

This is the Blendtec Designer 725. It is a beast!

My favorite Feta Cheese and Avocado Hummus Dip blended in seconds. This Beer and Cheddar Cheese Soup blended in a flash.
I blinked and my Light and Creamy Avocado-Lime Salad Dressing was DONE!

At first, though, I was wowed by its sleek appearance. The stainless steel finish is gorgeous and the illuminated touchscreen is my favorite! It sends you cute messages, too.
Such as this morning’s message; “This is your 1,334,225 smoothie!”  😉

There are six pre-programmed cycles for juice, smoothies, soups, salsas, ice cream and cleaning. When ready to blend, you just add all the ingredients into the jar, press the icon that corresponds to the food you are preparing and the blender does the rest. It also shuts off automatically.
Basically, you can just go on about your business while the Blendtec is preparing your breakfast smoothie.

Beer & Cheddar Cheese Soup | | Perfect for a weeknight meal, this Beer and Cheese Soup is creamy, delicious and it is so easy to make!

Bonus? It’s soooo easy to clean. In fact, the wide container fits easily in my dishwasher. Another bonus. Blendtec’s blender has a dull blade, so even if you’re washing it by hand, you’ll never cut yourself.

AND! The Blendtec blender technology is intuitive and the Designer 725 blender can sense that there is a problem with your blend, such as over-heating, loading errors, or air pockets. Once detected, it instructs you how to go about fixing those problems to achieve the best results with your food.

I’m so impressed – can you tell? 😀

What’s more impressive is that the awesome people at Blendtec are giving me one Blendtec Blender to give to you!! YAY! Merry Christmas!
Please scroll down to the bottom, past the recipe to ENTER! GOOD LUCK!

Beer & Cheddar Cheese Soup | | Perfect for a weeknight meal, this Beer and Cheese Soup is creamy, delicious and it is so easy to make!

Don’t forget to make this soup, stat! It’s SO GOOD!!



4 from 1 vote
Beer & Cheddar Cheese Soup | | Perfect for a weeknight meal, this Beer and Cheese Soup is creamy, delicious and it is so easy to make!

Beer Cheddar Cheese Soup

15 15 15
WW Freestyle: 24
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Perfect for a weeknight meal, this Beer and Cheese Soup is creamy, delicious and so easy to make!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 362


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 1 large carrot , sliced into thin rounds
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3- cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 bottle (12-ounces) beer (do not use dark beer - the soup will be bitter)
  • 1/2- cup heavy cream
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bag (8-ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Heat olive oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion and carrots to the pot and season with salt and pepper.
  • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender; about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  • Add butter and stir until melted.
  • Add flour and cook, stirring constantly until well blended.
  • Stir in broth, beer, and heavy cream.
  • Add bay leaf and cook over high heat and bring soup to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened; about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Slowly stir in the cheese.
  • Remove from heat and cover with a lid; set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir.
  • Discard bay leaf.
  • Transfer soup to a blender and purée until completely smooth.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  • Ladle into bowls, garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Beer Cheddar Cheese Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 828mg35%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 3710IU74%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Keywords: cheddar cheese soup, cheese soup, lunch recipes

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40 Responses
  1. Deb Christie

    I can’t believe it, an appliance that tells you what’s wrong and how to fix it! It sure beats the poorly groomed man in jeans that don’t cover his backside adequately who comes to tell me what’s wrong with the dishwasher!

  2. Becky

    Thinking about this as a make ahead & reheat soup for my Christmas Day feast. How does it hold up refrigerated & then reheated a couple days later? It looks great & I’m thinking if it doesn’t pan out for Christmas, I could thicken it up a little more & have a creamy dip for fresh pretzel bread. Mmm

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      HI Becky! Yes, 2 days in the fridge should be fine. That’s about how long I keep it for before it’s all gone.
      And now I’m thinking about your creamy dip/pretzel bread idea! YUUUM! That sounds way better than any soup of ever. haha 😉

  3. Gretchen

    I made the soup and even though it had great flavor, it wasn’t very thick. I followed the steps but it was more like a drink. I wonder where I went wrong?

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Gretchen!

      The soup should have thickened, especially with the 1/3 cup flour in there, but I honestly have no idea why it didn’t. Did you by chance blend it for too long? Or used more beer than the suggested amount? 😉

  4. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I have surprisingly never made a soup with beer before, this is definitely something delicious I have been missing out on. Thanks for the awesome idea and recipe!

  5. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    This soup looks soooo good! and haha, love the story about you subletting your apartment. . that was a smart girl and glad you got your, Bertha the Powerful back! I love naming my fave appliances too. 😛

  6. Nikki @ NikSnacks

    I am so impressed with the features of this blender. My only experience with Blendtec was when I worked for Starbucks. Blending Frappuccinos all day, every day for 5 years!

  7. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

    I think for me, the deal might have been off… 🙂

    Also, I love this soup! It makes me think of my husband and our honeymoon. We went to Disney and ate gallons of the beer cheese soup in Epcot.

  8. Laura Dembowski

    That’s a really cute story about Blendtec. I’m glad you’ve been reunited. I totally need a blender that can’t cut me!

  9. Jeffrey

    This looks awesome, can’t go wrong with beer and cheese!
    I get your email updates at jefflammers at rocketmail dot com.

    FYI, The link to Blendtec on the widget is wrong!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Thanks SOOO much, Jeffrey, for letting me know! I’ll fix that right away. Have an awesome evening!

  10. Vickie

    Super Food Smoothies..hopefully no strings/seeds left..and, soups…btw..I couldnt submit in the above form for some reason..after filling out.
    I do follow you and Blendtex on Pinterest too.

  11. Cookin Canuck

    That’s too funny that she wanted you to leave the Blendtec behind…but who can blame her?! I would love to dip a big, crusty piece of bread into this soup.

  12. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    I just washed my Blendtec from this morning’s smoothie! Now I need to make this soup! Looks so good!

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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