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30 Minute Beer Cheese Soup

30 Minute Beer Cheese Soup. Creamy, comforting beer cheese soup. This easy dinner recipe can be done and ready to eat in 30 minutes! Perfect for a family weeknight dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 539kcal
Author: Serene


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper seeds removed, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 (12 ounce) beer
  • cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook the bacon in a large dutch oven or stock pot over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon to desired crispness. Remove the bacon and leave the grease.
  • Add the celery, onion, and bell pepper. Stir while sautéing for about 5 minutes until the veggies are tender and the onion is translucent. Add in the garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add the flour and stir until the vegetables are coated in the flour. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the beer, chicken broth and heavy cream. Stir until fully combined. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to medium.
  • Continue to cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the sharp cheddar cheese. Stir while the cheese melts.
  • Add the paprika. Add the salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Serve soup warm garnished with parsley, more shredded sharp cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon on the top.


*Recipes containing alcohol are intended for those 21 years of age and older only. Please drink responsibly.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Sodium: 538mg | Sugar: 3g