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Easy Beer Cheese Soup

This Easy Beer Cheese Soup Recipe is so rich, so creamy, and loaded with bacon, veggies, beer, dijon, THREE ooey, gooey, cheeses, and more! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy, cozy, indulgent
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 435kcal


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 stalk celery finely diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely diced
  • cloves  garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • (12 oz) bottle beer we like an IPA and used Bell’s Two Hearted
  • tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  • (8 oz) package cream cheese cubed and softened to room temperature
  • (8 oz) block sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • (8 oz) block pepper jack cheese shredded
  • Air fryer pretzel bites for serving


  • Cook bacon in a large stockpot over medium heat until cooked to your liking. Remove bacon (leaving the bacon fat), set aside, and crumble.
  • In the same stockpot, melt butter with the bacon fat over medium heat.
  • Once melted, stir in celery, carrot, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook until the veggies are very tender, about 5-10 minutes. Stir regularly.
  • Slowly whisk in flour.
  • Cook, whisking constantly, for 2 minutes.
  • Slow whisk in broth, beer, Worcestershire sauce, and dijon mustard.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Remove stockpot from heat, then stir in all three cheeses, a little bit at a time.
  • If you add the cheese too quickly, it won’t melt well.
  • Carefully pour the soup into your Vitamix or high powered blender and blend until smooth.* You could also use an immersion blender directly in the stockpot, although it won’t be as smooth.
  • Start blending slowly so the soup won’t explode everywhere.
  • Pour the blended soup back into the stockpot.
  • Stir in bacon.
  • Taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Serve with air fryer pretzel bites and enjoy!
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*If you don’t have a large blender, you may need to blend the soup 1/2 at a time.
This soup is VERY rich. A little goes a long way.


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 925mg | Potassium: 256mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2180IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 459mg | Iron: 1.1mg