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Beer Cheese Soup Really Into This Weeknight Dinner

Beer Cheese Soup

Total comfort food for all. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium white minced
  • 5-6 cloves garlic minced
  • 5-6 stalks of celery minced
  • 2 red bell pepper minced
  • 2 bottles of wheat beer
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 8 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 24 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery & red pepper. Saute for a few minutes until soft.

  2. Pop the top & add a beer and half the broth. Bring to a low simmer.

  3. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour & cook until just thickened.

  4. Whisk the butter-and-flour mixture to the simmering soup pot. This thickens the soup.

  5. Slowly whisk in the milk. Pop the top & add the other beer.

  6. Simmer again for 5-10 minutes until creamy and slightly thickened. Add as much broth as you would like to thicken or thin the soup.

  7.  Turn the heat down to low & whisk in the cheese until melted.

  8. Season with salt and pepper. 

Recipe Notes

slightly adapted from Pinch of Yum's Beer Cheese Soup with Homemade Pretzels Recipe