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Beer Cheese Soup Recipe
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Beer Cheese Soup Recipe

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Onion, parsley, paprika and beer flavor this smooth rich soup sent in by Sharon Lock of Forman, North Dakota. “A family friend used to invite us up for Sunday supper and served this several times,” Sharon recalls. “It was so simple and good, I got the recipe for my daughter, who was just learning to cook.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 269 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 1077 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter. Stir in the soup, beer, milk, Worcestershire sauce, parsley and paprika. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Heat through (do not boil). Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Beer Cheese Soup in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p51

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"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."

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"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."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"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!"

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"Sounds great tasting but using canned soup puts in too much sodium."

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"@ 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."

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