Three-Cheese Beer Soup


This beer cheese soup recipe is designed to make ahead, pour in a slow cooker, then tote to your party, potluck, or tailgate. Pair a bowl of Three-Cheese Beer Soup with a warm breadstick or a handful of crackers.

Three-Cheese Beer Soup
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (6 ounces)

  • 1 ¼ cup shredded white cheddar cheese (5 ounces)

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup finely chopped carrot (1 medium)

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions (2)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • 5 cup chicken broth

  • 1 12 ounce bottle beer (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 1 ½ cup frozen diced hash brown potatoes

  • 1 ½ cup small broccoli florets

  • 10 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and chopped

  • cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

  • ½ teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Tailgate day:

  1. Allow sharp cheddar cheese and white cheddar cheese to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a 4-quart Dutch oven heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add 1/2 cup onion, carrot, green onions, and garlic. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir in flour and dry mustard (mixture will be thick). Add broth all at once. Cook and stir until bubbly. Add beer and cream; stir in potatoes and broccoli. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Gradually stir in sharp cheddar cheese and white cheddar cheese, stirring after each addition until cheeses are melted. Stir in bacon, Parmesan cheese, hot pepper sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour soup into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with a car adapter.

  4. Tightly cover slow cooker and tote in an insulated carrier. At the tailgating site, plug slow cooker into car adapter and keep soup warm on warm-heat setting. (Soup will keep warm, covered, on warm-heat setting for up to 3 hours.) Stir before serving.

Must-have tailgating equipment:

3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with a car adapter

Insulated carrier

Stovetop Preparation

Prepare as above through Step 3, but do not pour soup into a slow cooker. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

390 Calories
29g Fat
16g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 964mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 16.5mg 83%
Calcium 292.8mg 23%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 297mg 6%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*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.

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