Beer Cheese Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Why are we making soup with premade soup as the base?
I did not care for this at all. My husband seemed to like it but I thought it was pretty awful. I didn't like all the little chunks of celery. It just had this terrible after taste. I will try to find a recipe that uses less processed ingredients.
This is one recipe that I can guarantee I will never make again. I followed the recipe as written, using low sodium soup and 2% milk Velveeta. It was very thick and the cheese was incredibly overpowering. No hint of beer flavor. There was also a weird aftertaste that I am not sure how to describe...almost cinnamon-y. My husband will typically eat just about anything, even if I dislike the flavor, but this is one of a very few recipes in our 16 year marriage that he actually suggested throwing out. I guess that's what I get for using processed junk instead of taking the time to make it right.
I have made this soup. You can cut down on the sodium by using only soups which are labeled "heart healthy." I added one can Campbell's cheddar cheese soup, which is "Heart Healthy." Substituted half & half for milk. Used 1 lb extra sharp Cheddar which I shredded into the soup...NO VELVEETA! Added grated parmasean and one bottle DARK beer. Also added 8 oz container WHIPPED cream cheese for added flavor, texture. Delicious!
Sounds great tasting but using canned soup puts in too much sodium.
@ bethshiels. I could give you the recipe for the ultimate beer and cheddar soup but I think not. You would only whine over the time required to produce it. Your choice of beer, to the largest degree, is irrevelant. The choice of cheese makes the difference. It's called real cheese, NOT processed crap. If I want chiz whiz I'll buy a jar.
Yummy! I hit it with the stick blender before adding the cheese (husband not a fan of celery but what he doesn't know...), this really makes quite a bit of soup so for the two of us I'll halve the recipe next time. Thanks for sharing this one!
This was OK; but very, very rich. I loved the flavor but more for a fondue than a soup.
I will keep looking for a better Beer Cheese soup recipe. Maybe if I had used a higher quality beer this would have turned out better.
Love this recipe! No worries about your cheese curdling with this one - but you still get an authentic "beer cheese soup" flavor. I'm so happy I found this recipe - will make again and again!