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

Beer Cheddar Cheese Soup

Katerina | Diethood
Perfect for a weeknight meal, this Beer and Cheese Soup is creamy, delicious and so easy to make!
Servings : 4 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins

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
 

  • 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

Calories: 362 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 33 g | Saturated Fat: 15 g | Cholesterol: 70 mg | Sodium: 828 mg | Potassium: 122 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 3710 IU | Vitamin C: 3.1 mg | Calcium: 34 mg | Iron: 0.6 mg | Net Carbs: 14 g

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.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar cheese soup, cheese soup, lunch recipes