Recipes and Cooking Beer and Cheese Soup 3.8 (9) Blended red peppers, onion, beer, and potatoes create a hearty base for this cozy soup, while American cheese adds creaminess. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 1, 2009 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 bunch green onions 3 tablespoon olive oil ¾ cup bottled roasted red sweet peppers, drained ¾ cup pale lager or nonalcoholic beer 2 cup refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes 2 cup milk 8 ounce American cheese, shredded (2 cups) ¼ teaspoon paprika Paprika Directions Slice green onions, separating white and green parts. In a Dutch oven over medium heat cook white portions of green onions in 1 tablespoon hot oil until tender. In a blender combine red peppers, cooked onion, beer, and 1 cup of the potatoes; process until smooth. Return mixture to Dutch oven. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add milk and cheese to pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted and soup is hot (do not boil). In a skillet cook remaining potatoes in remaining hot oil over medium-high heat for 8 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with the 1/4 teaspoon paprika. Top bowls of soup with potatoes, the green portions of the sliced green onions, and additional paprika. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 467 Calories 30g Fat 28g Carbs 19g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 467 % Daily Value * Total Fat 30g 38% Saturated Fat 14g 70% Cholesterol 63mg 21% Sodium 1096mg 48% Total Carbohydrate 28g 10% Total Sugars 7g Protein 19g Vitamin C 0.8mg 4% Calcium 474.5mg 37% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 416mg 9% Folate, total 28.2mcg Vitamin B-12 1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.