Beer Cheese Soup in The Pan
December 28, 2022

Beer Cheese Soup

Beer Cheese Soup

This creamy Beer Cheese Soup is the ideal meal to make in The Pan with The Spoon. Cayenne provides a bit of heat and a mild beer adds the perfect amount of flavor without overpowering the dish. The sharp cheddar cheese adds a rich, savory flavor. Serve with your preferred toppings and a piece of crusty bread!

Servings: 6

Total Time: 40 minutes

What you’ll need to make the Beer Cheese Soup

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped serrano peppers (2 small)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle ale or lager beer
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 12 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Crumbled crispy bacon, chopped scallions and/or finely chopped fresh chives (optional)

How to prepare the dish: 

  1. Heat oil in The Pan oven over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and serranos; cook, stirring occasionally with The Spoon, until the vegetables are tender and slightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add flour; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are coated, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in beer; cook, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom of The Pan with a wooden spoon in figure-8 motions, until thickened, about 1 minute.
  3. Add broth, half-and-half and mustard, stirring until combined. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in cheese, pepper, salt and cayenne until melted and combined, about 1 minute. Working in batches, pour the mixture into a blender. Secure the lid on the blender and remove the center piece to allow steam to escape. Place a clean towel over the opening. Process until pureed to desired consistency, 1 to 2 minutes. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Ladle the soup into 6 bowls. Top with bacon, scallions and/or chives, if desired.