Best Ever Beer Cheese Soup

  • Author: Jenna
  • Yield: 10 1x


  • 4 tablespoons salted butter 
  • 3/4 cup of chopped up carrots 
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium  chicken stock (fat-free)
  • One 6-ounce bottle light beer
  • 3/4 cup of half-and-half 
  • 8 ounces aged yellow cheddar (aged at least 2 years), grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice



  1. In a large stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the carrots, peppers and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until well incorporated, about 5 minutes more.
  2. Add the chicken stock, beer and half-and-half and cook, whisking often, at a very slow simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the cheddar to the soup by the handful, whisking each batch until smooth. Add the Worcestershire, hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, the nutmeg, mustard and lemon juice, and stir to combine.
  4. Puree the soup in batches in a blender (holding a thick towel over the lid to prevent overflow) until very smooth.
  5. Just before serving, reheat the soup until steaming and taste for seasoning, adding salt as necessary. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish each bowl with a swirl of mustard oil, a dollop of goat cheese and a sprinkle of thyme.


myWW points 7 (all 3 plans) 

Serving size 1/2 cup 


  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 169
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 452mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 7g

Keywords: Beer Cheese Soup