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Beer Cheddar Cheese Soup + Blendtec Giveaway

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 362 kcal
Author Katerina Petrovska

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and carrots to the pot and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender; about 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  5. Add butter and stir until melted.
  6. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly until well blended.
  7. Stir in broth, beer, and heavy cream.
  8. Add bay leaf and cook over high heat and bring soup to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat to a simmer, continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened; about 10 to 12 minutes.
  10. Slowly stir in the cheese.
  11. Remove from heat and cover with a lid; set aside for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove lid and stir.
  13. Discard bay leaf.
  14. Transfer soup to a blender and purée until completely smooth.
  15. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  16. Ladle into bowls, garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve.

Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 15 

Nutrition Facts
Beer Cheddar Cheese Soup + Blendtec Giveaway
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.